Cook Position


In recognition of the dignity and value of every human life, the mission of Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) is to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment, and stability. IPH operates 3 emergency shelters, a Medical Respite shelter, permanent housing, a Drop-In Center, a Health and Wellness program, a summer youth program, and the Albany Ambassadors employment initiative.

IPH is currently hiring a full time Cook who will be responsible for preparing healthy, balanced meals for the Albany Emergency Shelter, Sheridan Hollow Drop-In Center, and the Safe Haven shelter. This position ensures that all food handling, preparation, storage, and maintenance of cooking facilities is done in accordance with health and safety regulations.


  • Prepare healthy, balanced meals to be served amongst IPH’s sites
  • Adhere to all regulations for safe food handling, storage and preparation
  • Maintain clean, sanitary, and organized kitchen, dining and food storage facilities
  • Maintain Food Handlers’ Certification
  • Plan menus in advance to ensure proper ordering of food and supplies
  • Order and pick up food, supplies, and donations on a regular basis
  • Prepare meals and items for special events and projects
  • Serve meals, as needed
  • Provide guidance and supervision to the Kitchen Assistant
  • Provide support and supervision to interns, volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned


  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Must have reliable transportation and a valid and clean NYS driver’s license
  3. Experience in preparing meals in large quantities
  4. Knowledge of healthy meal preparation
  5. Basic computer skills
  6. Safe food handling certification preferred

Apply by sending resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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