Tilikum Part-Time Lead Cook Position Opening

We are accepting applications for Lead Cooks in the Kitchen. This is a part-time year-round position, but the hours will vary with the season. Tilikum is unique in normal institutional food service, since we usually serve small groups between 25 to 45. The Lead Cook is responsible for preparing high quality, visually appealing meals for Tilikum’s guests. The Lead Cook will also see that guest food service needs are met in a friendly and hospitable manner, while supervising food service assistants during his/her working shift. The Lead Cook will also share responsibilities for areas of sanitation, inventory and record keeping.

General Requirements – Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service. The ability to lift 40 lbs., bend and lift, sweep, mop, vacuum, operate dishwasher and stand on your feet for 4-8 hours (with breaks). Have a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card or willingness to obtain within 30 days of employment. Show cleanliness and be well-groomed. A willingness and ability to work varied hours including evenings and weekends is necessary. Previous experience cooking for large groups is helpful.

By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to guests and staff. Have a strong commitment to Tilikum and its ministry along with an evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution’s goals, including signed agreement with Statement of Faith and Statement of Community Responsibilities.

This position reports to the Food Services Director. The hourly wage begins at $12 per hour and goes up depending on experience. This position is year-round, but the hours will vary with the season. The busiest time of the year is from March to October.

Interested candidates please complete the online application.

After completing your online application, email your letter of interest to Becky Headrick, Food Services Director.

If you have questions, contact Becky Headrick at 503-538-2763 ext. 108.