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Lead Cook

Location: Port Jefferson, NY, NY Department: Dietary ReqNum: 219

Maryhaven is a nonprofit, Long Island based agency committed to helping persons with special needs including intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, and/or substance abuse/dependence issues to realize their full potential. The agency's purpose is to establish, maintain and operate progressive programs and services which are residential, educational, vocational, and rehabilitative in nature. The ideal goal is the attainment of normalization, in all aspects of life, for each individual we support.

Responsibilities will include:

To assist Supervisor in kitchen duties; take charge of the kitchen when supervisor is absent.

Essential Functions:

1.Able to independently do all food prep and cooking.

2.Ability to operate all kitchen equipment and clean kitchen and equipment.

3.Train individuals and new staff in dietary skills.

4.When supervisor is not available, to be responsible for money, ordering food and cooking.

5.Schedules staff, as required, in the absence of the supervisor.

6.Directs the activities of the aides in the absence of the supervisor.

7.Serve meals to staff and individuals.

8. Work agency special events. May require additional hours beyond the regular schedule.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Institutional cooking experience and at least 2-3 years food service background
  • Food Service Manager's certificate.
  • Must pass physical for food service workers.

We offer extensive paid orientation training. At Maryhaven, which is part of Catholic Health Services of Long Island your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future. Due to our extensive network of programs and services, the opportunities for career growth are significant. Come enjoy working with others as you chart your own course for the future!

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