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Food Program Lead Cook

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Lead Cook
COTS serves 300 meals per day

COTS is currently seeking volunteers willing to be a rock star cook in our kitchen! This position entails executing a full meal for 75-150 people. Our Kitchen is currently implementing a healthier and safe food program fit for our residents. As a Lead Cook, you will be assisted by prep cooks as well as our head chef.

We invite all individuals who enjoy cooking and want to be a part of our learning environment. As part of the role, individuals must have a willingness to relate to people of different socio-economic backgrounds.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Executing a full meal for 75-150 people on schedule
  • Supervising prep cooks and utility workers for entire shift
  • Check quality of raw and cooked food to ensure quality and food safety
  • Collaborate with other volunteers and personnel on the details of the menu, versatility for last minute changes and substitutions
  • Decide what pans food will be put into for serving line.
  • Monitoring safe food handling, prepping, storing, cooling, and holding. Making sure Prep Cooks and Utility Workers follow and adhere to food safety
  • Knowledge of safe food handling, cooking, prepping, storing, and cooling.
  • Ability to follow a basic recipe and execute a full meal for 75-150 people, and knowledge of raw and cooked ingredients.
  • Basic knowledge of commercial food equipment stove, convention oven, steamer, food processor.
  • Time management skills
  • Leadership skills
Available shifts are Mondays 8am-1pm and Fridays 8am-1pm.

Volunteers will be interviewed and introduced to COTS. Prior to starting volunteer service, individuals will be introduced to produces and rules.

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About COTS


900 Hopper Street, Petaluma, CA 94952, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist people to transition from homelessness to a permanent home.


Founded in 1988, COTS empowers homeless families, veterans, and adults to rebuild their lives and find housing.

We are more than a shelter, we are a network of thousands of volunteers, collaborative partners, and staff that work together to provide comprehensive services that end homelessness- for good.


Homeless & Housing
Veterans & Military Families
Homeless & Housing, Hunger, Veterans & Military Families


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900 Hopper StreetPetaluma, CA 94952



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Service


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-20 hours per week
  • Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes to your volunteer shift.

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