Prep Cook

SALARY RANGE $16.31 – $19.85 Hourly                                LOCATION Central Kitchen

JOB TYPE Full-Time (30 Hours), Hourly                                    DEPARTMENT Meals on Wheels

OPENING DATE 06/07/2024                                                        CLOSING DATE 06/14/2024 3:59 PM Pacific


Since 1974, Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels has been meeting the social and nutritional needs of older adults in our community. We serve delicious and nutritious meals at eight different senior dining centers within Benton and Franklin counties, and volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels to the homebound elderly.


Meals on Wheels is accepting applications for a full-time (30 Hours), Prep Cook who will work in the Meals on Wheels Central Kitchen under the direction of the Kitchen Manager. The Prep Cook will be an important member of the Meals on Wheels team, ensuring high quality food production for service.

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class).

  • Work with the kitchen team to prepare food, including tasks such as chopping, mixing, baking, cleaning, dishwashing, and other functions of food service.
  • Ensure that food quality, portion control, safety, sanitation, and health standards are maintained.
  • Complete and maintain accurate and timely documentation such as food temperature logs and maintenance checklists.
  • Assist with routine cleaning and sanitation of kitchen facility and equipment at the Central Kitchen.
  • Drive Meals on Wheels transport vans to deliver food to meals sites when needed.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all clients, staff, and business-related information.
  • Provide the highest standards of customer service at all times.
  • Professionally represent Meals on Wheels at all times.
  • Other duties as required or assigned.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required to be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred food services experience with a thorough knowledge of food preparation, operation of food service equipment, and maintaining health and sanitation standards.
  • Required valid Washington State Food Handler’s Card or the ability to obtain within 14 days of employment
  • Valid Washington State Food Handler’s Card or the ability to obtain within 14 days of employment


As a team member at Senior Life Resources/Home Care Services, you’ll enjoy:

  • Eligibility for health, dental, and vision coverage through an employer-sponsored plan.
  • HRA Eligibility with Generous Company Reimbursement
  • Twelve days of annual paid leave (vacation) per year. Vacation accrual begins on the date of hire.
  • 1 sick hour earned for every 22 paid hours worked, accrued per year. Note: the carry-over cap for this position is 720 hours. Sick leave accrual begins on the date of hire.
  • Ten company-paid holidays per year
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plan. In 2023, SLR offers up to a 3% match to the employee’s contribution. For example, a 2% contribution gets a 2% match from SLR, etc. Contribution and matching to 401 (k) will occur after 30 days from hire date.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Chaplain Service provides emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual support.
  • Public Loan Forgiveness eligible employer (If you are employed by SLR, and meet the qualifying criteria, you may be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.)
  • Same Day Pay Available with Tap Check Services
  • 8 Paid “Floating Time Off” Hours

Contact/application information:

You can view a complete job description here. To apply for the position, please apply here. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Open until filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, June 14, 2024.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to your application!

Note regarding the listed pay range:  The pay range is based on several factors including but not limited to length of service, experience, and applicable certifications.