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Flames of Recovery Cook

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #48
Monday, March 11, 2019
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.
Closes: March 25, 2019
Job Title: Flames of Recovery Cook
Department: Community Family Services
Reports To:  
Hours: 40 Hrs/Wk – Full Time
Salary: Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits


Position Summary:

Responsible for cooking and maintaining all food related services for the Flames of Recovery House.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for cooking three meals daily for 30 or more clients and special events.

  2. Researches and plans nutritional menus.

  3. Prepares and processes purchase orders for procuring food and non-food items for the kitchen; enters received items to maintain accurate records of purchasing, issuing, inventory, and costing.  Generates sufficient accounting data to provide management with necessary information.

  4. Conducts monthly inventories; generates reports and audits data accuracy; ensures correct food service costing; submits inventory and cost reports.

  5. Ensures safe and sanitary kitchen operations and procedures; maintains standards for safe food storage and preparation.

  6. Maintains sanitation and safety standards, monitors compliance with health codes and certification requirements; alerts supervisor of needed improvements and recommends solutions.

  7. The Cook will need to ensure and instruct that only authorized kitchen personnel enter and remain in the kitchen to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.

  8. Uses time effectively, getting food to the clients at scheduled meal times. In addition, getting cleaning and sanitation completed, dishes washed in timely manner and food order put away.

  9. Creates snack and food bags and distributes to clients.

  10. Assists other Flames of Recovery staff with duties, if needed.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory duties.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of 18 months cooking experience; or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience, however previous cook experience is required. Must have current valid Food Handlers license.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Licenses or Certificates

Food handler’s permit required.

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license. Driver’s license must not contain any restrictions that would prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.

Must pass a criminal background check prior to employment and periodically throughout employment.


Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals, children and groups.


Ability to manage food inventory control and basic nutritional requirements.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. 

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and climb or balance. 

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. 

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Work is performed in a kitchen setting.

     Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law  

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $19.98
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA