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Poughkeepsie, New York


Part Time 25 hours per week.  

Location:  Bolger House


  • Meal Preparation.
  • Assist in menu planning, inventory, ordering, and purchasing.
  • Maintain kitchen in safe, orderly, and sanitary condition.
  • Daily cleaning of all kitchen machines and appliances, as needed.
  • Enforce and support all program rules regarding use of kitchen by residents.


  • Two years of institutional cooking in a facility of comparable size.
  • A valid NYS driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check review.
  • Ability to prepare food tastefully, nutritionally, and attractively.
  • Competence in menu planning, food budgeting, storage, and sanitary procedures.
  • Ability to constructively oversee residents assisting with food preparation, service, cleanup, and other related tasks.
  • Ability to work closely with others and to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position.
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