Cook - On Call

  • Raphael House of San Francisco
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2020
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

In addition to shelter, one of the other basic services Raphael House offers is food - providing three fresh home-cooked meals per day and over 25,000 meals each year. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room, and bag lunch food is provided for the noon meal. (A nutritious snack is prepared every school day throughout the year for the children who participate in the Raphael House after School Program.) The dining experience - including food for holidays and special events - is integral to the experience of community and thereby helps to provide a foundation for the success of all the Raphael House programs. While receiving excellent nourishment, families discover - sometimes for the first time - the value of sitting down at a table and sharing a meal together.

The On Call Kitchen Cook (OCKC) will work closely under the supervision of the Kitchen Manager (KM) doing daily upkeep and work in expected kitchen operations. The OCKC will work side by side on some projects with the KM and supervised on others. The OCKC must be flexible to work any shift, any day which could include weekends, nights and holidays. (Breakfast Shift 5:30-11:30PM, Dinner Shift 12:00-8:00PM)


  • The Chef will get work assignments from the Kitchen Manager, who will be your direct supervisor.
  • The Chef can be assigned to work any of the two main areas of our kitchen operation; Breakfast Schedule or Dinner Schedule.
  • Tasks will include baking, roasting and braising of meats, preparing soup, sauces, stock, starches and vegetables.
  • Maintains a clean work area and follows all local, state and federal health standard guidelines.
  • Complies with portion sizes, quality standards, and departmental rules, policies and procedures.
  • Work with volunteers on various kitchen tasks or other functions.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Kitchen Manager or agency managers.


  • 2 years' experience cooking in a commercial kitchen.
  • Certified Professional Food Handler
  • Must be flexible to work shift schedule, weekends or holidays.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a culturally diverse kitchen team of staff, volunteers & families
  • Have an understanding and be able to complete HACCP procedures.
  • Should be able to work effectively in a traditional kitchen environment that has wet floors, temperature extremes, and loud noise.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and lift items up to 30 pounds, unassisted, on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and move from place to place in the kitchen.
  • Valid California Driver's License preferred.

On Call employee benefits include: Accrued sick time; EAP program. Raphael House supports a work/life balance for its employees and offers flexible work options.

The mission of Raphael House is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness strengthen family bonds by achieving stable housing and financial independence.Since 1971, Raphael House has been at the forefront of providing homeless and low-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area the personalized family-centered solutions they need to build brighter futures. Raphael House is a 100% privately funded and community-supported organization. Our success rate is unmatched: more than 85% of all Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term housing and financial stability.