Cook – Kitchen Operative (Part-Time)

Updated: Jan 12

Employer: The Mendicity Institution

The Mendicity Institution is the oldest working charity in Dublin. Established in 1818, it has been in operation for 200 years creating opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, isolation and marginalization. We help people empower themselves so they can work their way out of homelessness. We are inclusive, we are innovative and we provide quality service to all people who come to us. In 2020 The Mendicity’ served over 40,000 meals and offered assistance to more than 200 homeless service users through Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, Romanian along with English. We are looking to recruit a staff for our busy kitchen. Title of Job: Cook – Kitchen Operative Purpose of Job: To plan, prepare, cook and serve meals. Location: The Mendicity Institution, 9 Island Street, Dublin 8 Main responsibilities The Cook prepares and serves food for service users at Mendicity in an efficient and pleasant manner

  • Plans and prepares food to ensure consistent quality, noting allergens

  • Uses measuring devices to ensure consistent product quality and maintain cost control.

  • Observes proper use of all cooking and preparation equipment so as to not cause harm to themselves or their co-workers.

  • Perform food preparation as necessary, such as chopping, slicing, dicing, mixing, etc.

  • Ensures food products are being ordered and delivered according to menu specifications.

  • Ensuring that products received are in good condition, and that invoice list matches products received. Immediately puts perishable items into refrigeration rotating stock, marking cases with the delivery date and tagging USE FIRST items

This is a part time position (19.5 hours) within a seven day rota. Normal service hours 9.30 – 5.30 Monday to Friday and 9.30 – 3.30 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. This position is subject to Garda Vetting. This position is subject to funding. To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience to by 3pm on Wednesday 26th January with ‘Kitchen Staff’ in the subject line. Further information is available by contacting Louisa Santoro at 085 2527811 or at

General Info Date Entered/Updated 10th Jan, 2022 Region Dublin 8 Expiry Date 26th Jan, 2022