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Youth Services
11805 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne
Youth Services Center
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Open until filled



*This position is offered Medical, Dental and Vision benefits

This position is part-time, nonexempt, not classified and not covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours vary per week; 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; or 4:30 am - 1:00 pm shift, as needed; 30 hours/week

Under the direction of the Cook I/Kitchen Manager, the Part-time Cook is responsible for supplying food for residents and staff, restocking shelves, cleaning and completing related paperwork.


  • Responsible for cooking and serving meals, including sides and salads, for residents and staff of the Youth Services Center.
  • Restocks shelves and rotates stock.
  • Washes, dries, and puts away dishes.
  • Sweeps and mops floors and rubber matting.
  • Responsible for washing all equipment, including, but not limited to the grill, deep fryer, and baskets.
  • Documents meals for tracking purposes.
  • Prepares and distributes snacks twice daily.
  • Separates trash and recyclables.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • High School Diploma or GED and more than one year of experience working in kitchen or food services
  • Ability to obtain ServSafe Certification within six months
  • Knowledge of food safety standards and cooking procedures
  • Ability to use grill, oven, fryers and other kitchen equipment


The Part-time Cook works in a standard kitchen environment with frequent standing and the ability to move about freely, frequent lifting of up to forty pounds, bending, pushing/pulling, reach over head and some kneeling crawling and climbing ladders.  Frequent attention to detail, monitoring equipment and detailed inspection is required.  The Part-time Cook is very frequently exposed to extreme temperatures, dangerous equipment, chemicals, noise and noxious odors.