Cook - Shelter (full-time)

Surprise, AZ, USA Req #1350
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Since 1971, A New Leaf has faithfully worked in service to our mission of “Helping Families…Changing Lives,” making a positive impact in the lives of more than 24,000 people each year in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  Services focus on HEALTH, HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, offering a continuum of support to move households from crisis to long-term health and stability. A New Leaf continues to grow to respond to needs in our community by developing comprehensive, relevant and effective services for vulnerable and underserved families, children, and adults.

Join Our Team as a Cook at the West Valley Housing Assistance Center

At the West Valley Housing Assistance Center, we provide emergency housing and support to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. As a Cook, you will play a vital role in preparing nutritious meals for shelter residents, maintaining food safety standards, and contributing to a positive kitchen environment.


  • $500 Sign-On Bonus!
  • Work-life balance
  • Referral bonuses
  • Sick Days & Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual Appreciation Event
  • Mileage/tuition/health/gym reimbursement
  • 401k, Medical, Dental & Vision insurance (A New Leaf covers a percentage of your insurance premium)
  • 8 paid holidays + 1 float holiday
  • Paid Training & Certification
  • Career Growth Opportunities

Hourly Pay Rate: $18+ (depending on years of experience)
Location: Surprise, AZ
Schedule: Monday - Friday; 10am - 6:30pm


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 - 2 years of similar experience preferred


  • Prepare nutritious meals and snacks for clients and staff as per program requirements.
  • Transport food and cater for agency functions as needed.
  • Supervise kitchen operations, ensuring compliance with licensing standards.
  • Follow established menus approved by a nutritionist and accommodate special dietary needs.
  • Manage grocery shopping within program budget. Participate in cook meetings and other team gatherings.
  • Formulate dietary planning and preparation, including special dietary needs of clients.
  • Oversee the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) responsibilities.
  • Purchase (if applicable) and load/unload supplies; must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Compliance Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Clean 39-month driving record
  • Current auto liability insurance
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation
  • Must pass pre-employment drug test
  • Must be able to obtain Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card upon hire (if there are any uncertainties about obtaining this card, applicants are encouraged to complete the appeal process prior to applying, as an invalid card will result in termination of employment)

Join Us: Make a meaningful impact by joining A New Leaf's mission-driven team. Apply now and be part of changing lives in our community!

We appreciate your interest in our organization. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. A New Leaf is an at-will employer. Any offer of employment with A New Leaf is contingent upon a successful consumer report to include verification of employment, education, criminal background search and driving records. A New Leaf is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and participates in the E-Verify program. A New Leaf participates in el program de E-Verify. Equal Opportunity Employer.

BENEFITS PACKAGE: All of our employees enjoy the following benefits: direct deposit, competitive pay, accrued sick time, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), annual team member appreciation event, informal, yet professional team environment.

Wellness Program which has received a Silver Level of excellence in worksite wellness by providing employees with Annual Biometrics, Gym Reimbursements, Wellness Initiatives, Workers Compensation improvements, and much more!

For full time employees, we also provide the following included in the total compensation plan:
- Health/Dental/Vision Coverage
- Accrued Sick and Vacation Time
- Paid Holidays
- Life Insurance & 401(K)
- AD&D / Short Term Disability
- Tuition/Gym Reimbursement
- Career Growth Opportunities

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Surprise, AZ, USA