Requisition Number: 13309
Job Title: COOK II
State: FL


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Description/Job Summary



Global Connections to Employment (GCE), a nonprofit that provides job training and employment opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities.  We exist to provide opportunities so people can experience meaningful employment.  Our organization’s Mission is “Helping People throughout Life’s Journey,” and what better way to do so than through employment which leads to independence and self-sufficiency. 

We collaborate with partners who share a sense of responsibility for improving the world we live in. From a business perspective, we see opportunity in employees who have positive attitudes and are enthusiastic not only about performing their jobs, but more importantly, meeting the expectations of our customers.  We continue to learn, innovate, work hard, respect and value the relationships we have in numerous communities in the US. 


The Cook II will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present various hot and cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special Events. The position's general responsibilities include those listed below, but GCE may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements. 


  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in food service or be eligible for the AbilityOne Program. 

  • Must understand oral and/or written instructions. 

  • Must have the ability to read and quantify recipes and menus. 

  • Must be able to interact appropriately with customers, personnel, and GCE management staff. Must meet eligibility requirements for work assignment on specified contract(s). 

  • Must be able to pass organization screening requirements, including state or federal background screenings as appropriate. 

Physical Requirements

  • While performing this job's duties, the team member is regularly required to stand and walk and frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The team member is required to be on his/her feet for extended periods of time. The team member frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. This job will require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs, and may require occasional lifting and or moving up to 50 pounds. Exposure to extreme temperatures due to steam and heat from cooking, dishwashing, and refrigeration. Work area subject to high noise levels, sharp tools and cutting hazards. Schedules are subject to change. 

  • Most work will take place indoors. Will work with cleaning chemicals. Will be required to follow Emergency Operations Work Assignment per customer requirements. Schedules are subject to change. Will require working early morning, mid-morning, afternoon and/or evening hours as well weekends and Holidays. 

  • The mental demands, physical demands and environmental factors described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to perform the essential functions of the job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The hourly rate for this posiiton is $14.93.

To Apply:

Interested applicants please visit our Career Center @ and complete our on-line applications. Our toll free number is (866) 236-3981. Day shift 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

GCE is putting our employee health and safety first by following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Global Connections to Employment, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING REQUIRED

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