Cook Job at HIAS Refugee

Cook Job at HIAS Refugee… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at HIAS Refugee.


HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit organization that protects refugees-including women and children, and ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities-whose lives are in danger for being who they are.


  • Ensures ingredients and final products are fresh
  • Oversees and participates in the preparation, cooking and serving of well-balanced main meals to shelter residents.
  • Determines quantities to be cooked and size of portions to be served, considering the total population at the safe house
  • Handles and stores ingredients and food
  • Maintains safety and sanitation standards throughout all food preparation and storage areas
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area, including handling utensils, equipment, and dishes
  • Ensures that high standards of hygiene and health are maintained in the kitchen
  • Checks quantity and quality of ingredients received and notifies Head Cook of any deficiencies
  • Performs any other duties as may be required


  • A certificate in hotel and catering management or food and beverage
  • Must have a valid medical certificate
  • Should have a minimum of 1 year of experience in the catering industry
  • Ability to accurately read, measure, convert and follow recipes and assemble ingredients according to cooking standards and recipes.
  • Fully conversant with various cooking methods like boiling, baking, roasting and steaming.
  • Comprehensive understanding of food hygiene regulations including safe temperatures at which ingredients must be kept and to which food must be prepared to avoid foodborne illness
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team to ensure deadlines, goals and objectives are met.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of other people from different backgrounds such as the Safe House residents and other staff
  • Calm demeanor to work in a high-stress, fast-paced environment
  • Experience of high-volume catering in a busy workplace.
  • Knowledge in basic computer skill is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of PSEA is an added advantage Protection Status