Kitchen Associate (Part-time)


Kitchen Associate 

Kitchen Associate will be in charge of serving our residents through the Inspiration Ministries' kitchens. This includes general cleaning of kitchen and dining hall, preparing and serving nutritious meals, stocking and interacting with residents and visitors. The Kitchen Associate will report to the Food Service Manager.

Average Number of Hours: -29 hours

Years of Experience: 2 years of food service (preferred)

Education: High School Diploma or GED


  • Able to work nights and weekends.
  • Able to work in different kitchens and menus.
  • Valid Driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Food Service Certification (Preferred)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 

Major Duties (75% to 80% of Job)

Food Service

  • Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry.
  • Cook food according to menus, managing special dietary or nutritional restrictions.
  • Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Apportion and serve food to facility residents, employees, or visitors.
  • Direct activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
  • Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, or other cooking equipment.
  • Compile and maintain records of food use and expenditures.
  • Stock and take inventory of food, supplies, and equipment.
  • Perform baking, heating or cooking under the direction of Food Service Manager and Food Service Coordinator.
  • Train new employees.
  • Monitor use of government food commodities to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Remove garbage and place in designated area.


  • Wipe tables or seats with dampened cloths or replace dirty tablecloths.
  • Set tables with clean linens, condiments, or other supplies (if required).
  • Locate items for and serve residents and visitors.
  • Scrape and stack dirty dishes and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.
  • Perform serving, cleaning, or stocking duties in serving areas to facilitate service to residents and visitors.
  • Carry food, dishes, trays, or silverware from kitchens or supply departments to serving counters.
  • Clean up spilled food or drink or broken dishes and remove empty bottles and trash.
  • Serve food to residents and visitors when assistance is required or needed.
  • Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, or butter to residents and visitors (if required).
  • Maintain adequate supplies of items such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, or trays.
  • Clean and polish counters, shelves, walls, furniture, or equipment in food service areas or other areas of the dining halls.
  • Mop or vacuum floors when needed.
  • Fill beverage or ice dispensers.
  • Stock cabinets or serving areas with condiments and refill condiment containers.
  • Interact with the residents and visitors in a professional and kind way. 
  • Maintain a safe dining hall. 
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