Kitchen Prep Lead - L.A. Kitchen


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


230 W. Ave 26Los Angeles, CA 90031


L.A. Kitchen believes that neither food nor people should ever go to waste. By reclaiming healthy, local food that would otherwise be discarded, training men and women who are unemployed for jobs, and providing healthy meals to fellow citizens, L.A. Kitchen empowers, nourishes, and engages the community.

Program Description: Kitchen Prep Leads work alongside L.A. Kitchen chefs, kitchen staff, and alumni or students from the Empower Program to transform donated produce from local farmers and wholesale companies into wholesome, healthy meals.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteer Leads are needed to volunteer on a regular basis, and under the direction L.A. Kitchen culinary team, guide other volunteers, pass on valuable knife skills, and kitchen safety protocols.
The right person will enjoy talking to and getting to know others, work well in a team setting, take direction well, be comfortable in a kitchen and using a knife, and be a natural leader. Culinary or cooking experience would be great but not required.

Requirements: L.A. Kitchen is currently searching for volunteer leads to cover shifts from 8:45-12pm and 12:45-4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Volunteers can create their own schedule based on the shift times needed, and will be held accountable for the shifts the sign up for.

Benefits: Volunteers can expect to engage in meaningful work and discover a deeper understanding of L.A. Kitchen’s impact in the community.


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Baking
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 8:45-12pm & 12:45-4pm -Tues. & Wed.
  • Culinary or cooking experience would be great, but not required.

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