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Recovery Café of Clark County (RCCC) is looking for an experienced Cook to join our team. RCCC is a non-profit and part of a national network of similar Cafés serving men and women who have suffered trauma, homelessness, addiction and/or other mental health challenges. In a Café setting of "Radical Hospitality” members experience belonging, healing, and the joy of contributing to a nurturing community that specifically acknowledges addiction and mental health challenges.

About this Role


This position is responsible for providing support to the Kitchen Manager and will assist with the coordination of the kitchen at the Recovery Café Clark County. The person in this role will need to have experience cooking in a commercial kitchen and although you will be working in a team setting, must also be able to operate individually with minimal direction. The main responsibility of this role will be cooking and preparing meals for the members of the café.



  • Cook and prepare meals daily for members of RCCC, prep food for future meals as needed, and assist in putting away meals/ingredients daily after meals are served.

  • Must be able to plan meal and execute weekly menu utilizing various ingredients.

  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen including labeling/dating food, putting away food after donations and supply shops, and assist with some routine cleaning as needed.

  • Communicate, collaborate, and provide support and guidance to volunteers that serve in the kitchen or out on the floor serving meals to the members.

  • Provide input to Kitchen Manager regarding performance of volunteers and daily operations in the kitchen.

  • Communicate with Kitchen Manager regarding food and supplies needed.

  • Report directly to Kitchen Manager including reporting any problems, concerns, or any new ideas for efficiency.

  • Maintain awareness and always promote a safe working environment.

  • Ability to alter schedule occasionally to cover day/shift of other kitchen employees only when needed.

  • Assist with the various Recovery Café daily activities and always work to promote the message and services of RCCC.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent; years of experience in food/meal services may be substituted.

  • Must possess a valid Washington State Food Handlers Card or be able to obtain one immediately upon hire.

  • Minimum of one year experience working in a kitchen setting and/or knowledge of preparing meals and operating kitchen equipment.

  • Good customer service skills, demonstrate professionalism in the workplace, and work well both individually and on a team.

  • Ability to plan and execute recipes from weekly menu.

  • Ability to cook and prepare meals for large groups.

  • Ability to lift 30lbs.

  • Stamina to deal with long hours, standing/walking for periods of time and ability to work in extreme hot or cold conditions when needed.

  • Organizational skills with attention to detail, time management skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Passion for working around community members and individuals within recovery.

  • Ability to support and motivate others, including staff and volunteers.

  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and healthy communication with all co-workers, supervisors, Café volunteers/members, and guests.

  • Ability to resolve conflict and de-escalate when needed.

  • Ability to take direction and work on a diverse team with flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.




  • RCCC offers a highly attractive compensation package that includes competitive wages, benefits, paid holidays, and both sick and vacation time. 

  • Medical covered at 100% to all full-time employees. Dental plans available.


*Submit your resume to Human Resources



Recovery Café of Clark County

3312 E Fourth Plain Blvd Ste 100

Vancouver, WA 98661

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