A Better Chance – Cook/Chef

A Better Chance (ABC), a national non-profit organization that provides academically talented minority scholars with an opportunity to attend outstanding public and private secondary schools throughout the United States, is looking for a Cook/Chef.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare weekly menus of healthy, tasty meals in coordination with Resident Directors, and with input from scholars
  • Prepare shopping list for food items needed to cook meals and any other items in low supply in the kitchen; Cook may share food shopping with Resident Directors at Resident Directors’ discretion
  • Cook dinner for students, Resident Directors, any RD children, House Tutor, and house guests – Monday through Thursday at the same designated time when school is in session; timeliness is important so that the students’ after dinner chores to not interfere with tutors, homework, etc.
  • The cook may bake/prepare afternoon snacks preapproved by RDs
  • Wash and clear pots, pans, and dishes after cooking
  • Support Resident Directors as needed in other tasks related to cooking, meal preparation, and kitchen cleanliness, including a weekly clean-out of refrigerators
  • Create a homey, welcoming kitchen environment for house residents and guests

As a general guideline for the ABC Cook, dinners should include:

  • A variety of vegetables and fruits
  • A variety of grains
  • Red meat no more than 1x/week
  • Reduced-fat dairy products, legumes, skinless poultry and lean meats when possible

And limit:

  • High-calorie, low-nutritious foods like soft drinks and candy
  • Food high in saturated fat, trans-fat, and cholesterol

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Proven ability to cook tasty food for a crowd (12+) on a regular basis
  • Warm personality, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for the ABC program
  • Reliability, maturity, common sense and good judgment
  • Unquestionable integrity
  • Team player

Experience and Education:

  • One year+ experience with cooking for a crowd
  • Multi-cultural experience a plus


$24/ hour (~$96/day for cooking). In addition we will pay for a maximum of 2 hours per week for grocery shopping (an additional $48 / week). No additional benefits

Other terms and conditions:

Satisfactory background check, per ABC policy, through www.mybackgroundcheck.com


Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to the email address below.

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How to apply

Email: jobs@winchesterabc.org

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