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Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 15305
Date Posted: Jul 2, 2024

Job Description

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If you enjoy cooking delicious food and working in a ministry setting, the Cook position on our Food Services Team in Boone, NC may be a place where you could use your talents!  In this position, you will prepare and serve food to employees and guests, following nutritional and sanitary standards.  Our menus and recipes are approved by the Food Services Manager.  It is vitally important to adhere to all policies including minimum waste, food safety, and sanitation. This individual will oversee production within an assigned area in coordination with the Kitchen Manager. Come join an exciting team!



** Hours for this shift are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm **



A Day in the Life of a Cook:


At Samaritans Purse, the Gospel is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotion and spend time praying for each other and our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.


In the role of Cook, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Maintain your relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him.
  • Prepare and serve food according to approved menus and standardized recipes while keeping waste to a minimum.
  • Oversee efficient lunch execution; while meeting the needs of employees and guests.
  • Monitor and place order procurement for workstations on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Provide training in the assigned area on the use of equipment, health department standards, customer service, prep, and cleaning.
  • Cross-train in at least one additional area as determined by the Kitchen Manager.
  • Monitor food quality using Food Safe methods as directed; apply correct cooking temperatures.
  • Help maintain orderly, clean facilities; sweep and mop floors.
  • Assist in serving meals in appropriate portions, notifying the Chef/Manager if quantities are low.
  • Prep and serve food and beverages to guests at catering, special events, and banquets as scheduled.
  • Assist in daily closing and cleaning; collect and return dirty dishes to washing area; remove trash and break down boxes.
  • Communicate to the Food Service Manager any problems or situations that arise, such as product shortages, special orders, and repair or maintenance needs.
  • Follow the policies and procedures of Samaritan's Purse as outlined in the Policy Manual.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors, and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified in the content of the job description.

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse.


Qualifications & Experience:


  • High School diploma or equivalent and one (1) to three (3) years experience in food preparation; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • ServeSafe handler certification required
  • Ability to read and prepare recipes with little supervision
  • Ability to convert small recipes to large-scale production
  • Thorough knowledge of all equipment in assigned area
  • Intermediate knowledge of food preparation techniques and terminology
  • General knowledge of proper food storage and handling techniques including quality, safety, and sanitary standards involved in food preparation
  • General knowledge of customer satisfaction principles and processes
  • Ability to prioritize quickly
  • Ability to verbalize accurate, concise information in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions

Job Location: Boone, NC


Type: Full-Time


Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)


Travel Expectations: Less than 5%



  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days


Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:


Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine to share God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.



Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:


We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17. 


We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6. 


We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1- 4 and 4:15. 


We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:89; Titus 3:4-7. 


We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10. 


We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15. 


We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22- 23.  


We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is the responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15. 


We believe Gods plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between males and females as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.


We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15. 


We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.


We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person biological male or female. These two distinct but complementary sexes together reflect the image and likeness of God. Rejection of ones biological sex is a rejection of Gods merciful design and creative order. Genesis 1:26-27;1 Corinthians 6:9; Deuteronomy 22:5

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Location: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jul 2, 2024

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