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Job Information

Volunteers Of America Colorado Production Cook in Commerce City, Colorado

Production Cook

Commerce City, CO (


Job Type




Volunteers of America Colorado believes unique challenges require unique and thoughtful solutions. VOA creates specialized programs to meet the critical needs of the communities we serve—our programs across Colorado look different because each community is distinct. Volunteers of America recognizes the senior who needs assistance with her grocery shopping in Fort Collins, and the student in Aurora who has never been to summer camp. We support Denver’s homeless veterans who have been underserved, and prepare preschoolers challenged by poverty to be successful in elementary school and beyond. Wherever we go we engage faith, relationship-building, and volunteers to lift-up and support Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens.


The Production Cook prepares; cooks, and packages for delivery hot and/or cold meal items by following specified recipes in approved menus and daily productions sheets under the direction of a Food Service Manager or the Associate Division Director.


  • Prepares quantity and quality soups and casserole dishes, assembles sauces and gravies; roasts, bakes, braises, or steams meats, starches and vegetables or other food items for daily program meal production.

  • Uses acquired culinary skills to produce high quality products, ensuring excellent taste, appearance, texture and client acceptability.

  • Portions and packages foods according to number of meals ordered, minimizing waste and leftover items.

  • Using menu plans, requisitions product and supplies in advance to ensure accuracy and efficient workflow.

  • Maintains a safe, clean work area and strictly follows proper sanitation policies.

  • Ensures product safety employing proper temperature controls at all times.

  • Uses and maintains kitchen equipment in a clean, safe, and appropriate manner.

  • Chills, labels and properly stores any unused product or leftovers.

  • Prepares special event meals and requested items as directed by Food Service Project Manager.

  • Attends all meetings and Agency trainings as required.

  • Direct, train, or assist other kitchen employees, temporary workers, or volunteers as assigned.

  • Predictable, consistent attendance.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Occasional program volunteers.

  • Occasional temporary laborers in the absence of a Food Service Manager or Associate Director.



  • One-year related experience in cooking or similar production facility.

  • Ability to read and write, following standardized recipes and production sheets.

  • Ability to perform basic kitchen mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. repeatedly during a daily shift.

  • Servsafe certified or ability to acquire food safety certification within 3 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

· At least one-year high volume institutional cooking experience.

Knowledge and Skills

· Clearly and respectfully communicates with agency staff, volunteers, clients, and vendors.

· Solid time management and organizational skills.


  • Frequent exposure to heat, cold, steam and fumes, including walk-in refrigeration and freezers.

  • Uses knives, utensils, and commercial cooking equipment throughout shift.

  • Stand, pivot, and walk on hard surface majority of shift.

  • Lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs.

  • Occasional exposure to chemicals and cleaning solvents.


  • Full time, Monday-Friday, 5 AM-1:30 PM unless otherwise specified.

  • Designated holidays and special events.


$18.29 - $19.50/Hour


Commerce City

Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off

Volunteer/Wellness Day

Tuition Assistance

Pension and 403b Retirement Plan

Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurance

Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)

Accident Insurance

Employee Assistance/Work-Life Balance Program

Employee Discount Program

LifeLock with Norton

Public Loan Forgiveness

Volunteers of America is an EEO Employer

Position will Remain Open Until Filled