Cook, FOH, Springfield

CSO is looking for a Cook to join our team at Friends of the Homeless in Springfield. 

The Cook will provide assistance for the overall efficient operation of the agency's kitchen/dining services.  This position will spend time actively cooking, prepping, storing, labeling, checking temperatures, organizing coolers, and receiving orders. 


  • Assist kitchen staff with the preparation of food and to cook meals in accordance with menus.  Be aware of all food quality, timeliness, presentation and portioning of 600 meals per day at scheduled times.
  • Ensures all equipment is properly used, clean and in working condition.  This includes maintaining the correct temperature in all freezers and coolers.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and sanitation of all kitchen areas. 
  • Communicate problems effectively with the Kitchen Manager.
  • May assist volunteer food groups with food preparation and service, and ensuring their efforts also meet health/safety requirements as mandated by law.


High School diploma or GED, plus two years of experience in food service program; or equivalent combination of experience and training that provides required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess and maintain all licenses and certifications required by law.  ServSafe certificate required or must be obtained within 90 days of hire.  Valid MA drivers license with good driving record and reliable transportation are required. 

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, (English/Spanish speaking.)


We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a 403B retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances at group rates, including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts. Our work environment is flexible and supportive, with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across departments, programs and locations. 

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From our early days as a child guidance clinic, we have expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families over the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey. EOE/AA