Bean's Cafe, Inc., in service since 1979, exists to fight hunger for all ages, one meal at a time while providing a pathway to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect.

We currently operate the mass temporary emergency shelter at the Sullivan Arena; providing a safe, clean, comfortable environment for our clients. This includes three meals per day, showers, laundry, a medical clinic, and a community resource hub and navigation team to assist individuals in exiting shelter permanently.

The Children's Lunchbox, a program of Bean's Cafe has been in operation since 2006 and is focused on feeding hungry and food-insecure children and families. We do this through various methods, including our pantry pack, weekend food, and summer food programs. 

Bean's Cafe, Inc. voted by Alaska Business magazine readers #1 for our fundraising events and #3 in best places to work for 1-250 employees.  Also awarded the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES), 2020 CSES Award for Organizational Leadership. 

Position Summary: 

The Cook Position position assists in preparing, portioning and cooking for a wide variety of hot and cold meals; is proactive regarding menu preparation requirements and time allocations; holds overall knowledge of the kitchen’s day to day inventory reporting and control; participates in a variety of duties in food preparation, cooking and end-delivery food serving; all while ensuring that quality, cost-effectiveness and sanitization measures are followed and sustained at all times. When needed, may also assist the Dishwasher Machine Operator (DMO) position, who operates the kitchen dishwashing equipment and ensures a clean and sanitized kitchen is maintained at all times.

Cook Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Independently perform basic food prep including washing, peeling and cutting; mixing ingredients and adding seasonings; trimming, cutting and seasoning meats, poultry and/or fish.
  • Complete hot meal final preparations including, but not limited to, by grilling, sautéing, roasting, frying, and broiling ingredients; assembling and refrigerating cold ingredients.
  • Ensure that all meals are prepared according to specification and served at the correct quality, portion size and temperature.
  • Overseeing of kitchen’s accurate and appropriate dating, labeling, and rotation of all food items; and storage of leftovers according to established standards.
  • Assist in the management of meal logs ensuring accurate meal production records and inventory records.
  • Provide service of the meals at a set daily time and have deliveries ready as needed.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of kitchen equipment in an efficient, effective and safe manner.
  • Clean and sanitize work areas and food supply storage areas, ensuring the kitchen is always clean and clear of garbage and hazardous clutter.
  • Ability to be trained, execute and meet program requirements and expectations; including but not limited to, grants and USDA programs.
  • Comply with all safety and risk policies, procedures; participates in workplace training; reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with fellow team members, students and volunteers.
  • May perform other duties and job responsibilities as assigned or needed.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Provide excellent customer service at all times.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic and follow recipe directions, with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain the ability to listen and take direction.
  • Works effectively and respectfully with a variety of individuals, cultures, educations and economic backgrounds.
  • Positive and cooperative attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve and resolve day-to-day issues as they arise.
  • Take pride in presenting a professional appearance and compliance to all dress code requirements.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and some holidays; and the ability to work flexible hours when needed.
  • Open to learning and growing.

Cook Education and Experience: 

  • Obtain an Alaska Food Worker Card (Serve Safe Card) within 30 days of employment; renew every 3 years.


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Legal right to work in the United States.
  • Access to a dependable vehicle and/or transportation.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to physically able to stand for at least 8 hours.
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
  • A controlled working environment is primarily provided however may be exposed to heat/cold during supporting outdoor food service activities.

Job Type: Full-time & On-Site

Pay: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour. Excellent advanced job training available and provided to all employees for pay and job advancement.

Benefits for full time employees:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Cooking: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Restaurant Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)

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Work Remotely:

  • No

Anchorage, AK

18 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2021-06-30