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Poughkeepsie, New York


Full Time 40 Hours week/Dowling House



  • Cook and prepare meals for clients living in a residential program.
  • Assist in menu planning, inventory, and ordering of food.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, orderly, and sanitary kitchen.
  • Perform daily cleaning of all kitchen preparation areas, and appliances as needed.
  • Enforce and support all program rules regarding use of kitchen by residents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Director. 


  • One year of institutional cooking experience in a facility of comparable size if preferred, but not necessary.
  • A valid NYS driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • 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.


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