Central Center
670 Waiale Road
Wailuku, HI 96793

Westside Center
15 Ipu'Aumakua Lane
Lahaina, HI 96761

Cook/Kitchen Worker – Lahaina

Cook/Kitchen Worker – Lahaina

Compensation: Depending on Experience
Department(s): Kitchen
Location: Lahaina
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Food Services manager, prepares and coordinates daily meals for residents in the emergency program at our Westside and Central facility.

Summary of Essential Job Functions  

  1. Maintenance and supervision of kitchen and food storage areas which serves 3 meals per day to up to 65 clients per meal.
  2. Maintains the organization of systems for sorting, storing, preparing and distributing fresh, frozen, canned and packaged food.
  3. Assist in supervision of client, Community Service and volunteer workers in the areas including, but not restricted to food preparation, serving meals, and kitchen procedures.
  4. Cooks and prepares a variety of nutritious meals.
  5. Coordinates preparation of meals by volunteers.
  6. Ensures that meals are prepared ahead and stored for use in case of emergency or for times when cook is not available.
  7. Ensures that the kitchen and equipment is maintained in a safe and clean manner.
  8. Must wear closed shoes and dressed appropriately. (See employee handbook)
  9. Other duties as may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

  1. High School Graduate or GED.
  2. Minimum of one year experience working in food services preferably in an institutional setting.
  3. Current, clean TB certificate.
  4. Have valid driver’s license


Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc. requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

Abilities Required

  1. Possess a broad working knowledge of cooking methods, food preparation techniques, and safety and health regulations.
  2. Well developed interpersonal skills.
  3. Ability to work with and empathize with the homeless population
  4. Strong organizational skills.
  5. Fluent in English language.
  6. Ability to supervise the work of resident volunteers.
  7. Able to work flexible hours.

 Physical Abilities Required

  1. Close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
  2. Ability to stand, walk, talk, and sit and use the arms and hands.
  3. Ability to bend over while picking things up for lifting and cleaning.
  4. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.

Excellent Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • 403 (b) Thrift savings plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

KHAKO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, lactation, arrest and court record or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

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