Lead Cook--Charlotte, NC

Do you have in interest in working with North Carolina's leader in children's behavioral healthcare? Alexander Youth Network needs you!

Why Join Alexander Youth Network?

Founded in 1888, Alexander Youth Network is the leading provider of children's mental and behavioral health in North Carolina and serves over 10,000 children and youth adults annually. Headquartered in Charlotte with service locations in the central, western, and Southern Piedmont regions of the state, Alexander combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array, to meet the need of our clients - wherever they are.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic Outpatient Services
  • Community-based Programs
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Day Treatment
  • Residential Treatment

In addition to our mental health services, our programs under The Relatives (Mecklenburg) and Youth Focus (Guilford) serve youth and young adults in crisis through transitional living programs, crisis centers, a resource center in Charlotte, and a maternity home in Greensboro.

To learn more about services, please visit www.alexanderyouth.network.org.

What you would do:

Alexander Youth Network is seeking for a cook to work in our on- site cafeteria in Charlotte, NC. We are looking for PRN staff with some weekend availability. PRN staff are as-needed and schedules will fluctuate. Prepares and cooks nutritional, balanced meals for residents and employees of center by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures availability of quality meals for clients and staff in a timely manner
  • Ability to fill out routine reports and place orders in the absence of the Food Service Manager.
  • Prepares food and carts for delivery according to specified time schedule
  • Ensures cleanliness of entire food service area and equipment by following Food Service Manager's daily clean- up schedule.
  • Practices correct food handling and food storage procedures according to state and Federal regulations
  • Demonstrates appropriate customer interaction.
  • Ensures availability of supplies and operation of equipment by notifying Food Service Manager of necessary orders and maintenance requests 
  • Completes all mandated training
  • Attendance:  Has minimal occurrences of unscheduled absences or lateness

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Less than high school education; and 1 years kitchen experience or training.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.