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Eliot Community Human Services Juvenile Justice Residential Cook in Plymouth, Massachusetts


$1500 Sign On Bonus

Eliot is currently seeking a Residential Cook to oversee the planning, preparation, and coordination of meals for one of its Juvenile Justice programs. The ideal candidate will have 2wo years of experience in a food service setting as well as knowledge of food ordering, menu planning, nutrition, and health codes.

Eliot’s juvenile justice programming includes a residential network for youth ages 13 to 21 who are court-involved and need placement while awaiting return to court, assessment, or longer-term treatment. These highly structured, self-contained programs offer a comprehensive intervention for juvenile offenders.


  • Plan and/or follow a weekly menu consisting of well-balanced nutritious meals that meet USDA requirements ensuring proper taste and temperature.

  • Prepare appetizing, healthy, well-balanced meals, and snacks.

  • Inspect all food for quality and quantity prior to serving.

  • Assure that menus and meals are culturally diverse, in accordance with the ethnic backgrounds of residents.

  • Prepare meals for special events and Holidays.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with food suppliers.

  • Use comparative shopping among suppliers for the best prices within budget.

  • Maintain appropriate levels of inventory and purchase food.

  • Maintain paperwork according to the policy including, documentation on menus, invoices, inventory, recipes, allergy lists.

  • Ensure the Culinary Arts Vocational curriculum is established and functional in the assigned program.

  • Work with residents to teach food service skills in accordance with Culinary Arts Curriculum.

  • Keep the kitchen area clean and sanitary in compliance with all health codes and regulations.

  • Participate in the Federal School Lunch program when applicable and maintain required documentation.

  • Participate in Food Bank, Eliot Distribution Center, and other bulk buying programs.

  • Obtain and maintain certification in Serve Safe and Sanitation Standards.

Schedule: Monday through Friday; 9 am-5 pm




  • Communication Skills: Intermediate

  • Computer Software Skills: Intermediate

  • Ability to deal with fast pace setting: Intermediate



  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications





  • Knowledge of Nutrition and health codes

  • 2 years: Experience in a food service setting