Cook (Meal Prepper) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as Residential Meal Prepper at Centerpointe today!

The Residential Meal Prepper will be responsible for preparing lunch and dinner meals Monday - Friday. If needed, the cook will assist with cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends. 

  • The cook will have to follow menus and fall within budget constraints. 
  • He/she will also complete ordering with vendors to ensure needed items are available for cooking needs, kitchen needs and/or the menu. 
  • The cook will also keep the Kitchen up to public and state standards. 
  • The kitchen will have to be cleaned and kept sanitary including the refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, grill and the deep fryer. 
  • The cook will also maintain good relations with the food suppliers and with Second Harvest.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $15.89 /hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • The schedule of this position is 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.


  • This position does not require transportation of clients on a daily basis; however, the program may need this position to help transport for needs of the program. (example delivery of food items). 
  • Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. 
  • Staff members may be required to provide transportation in their personal vehicle or company van. If staff members use of their vehicle for this purpose, they will be reimbursed mileage. F endorsement is required. 


  • This position requires the use of basic computer/electronic skills. Must be knowledgeable and able to utilize Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel).



  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent preferred

Experience / Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of nutritional needs, food ordering within budget parameters, food preparation, menu planning and awareness of sanitary food preparation and kitchen cleanliness.


  • Staff will be required to work with gas ovens and stove, table top deep fry, industrial dish washer.
  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Helen Ross McNabb Center conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.