Full-Time Cook

St Louis, MO, US, 63119-5738

The Archdiocese of St. Louis strives to teach and share our faith, serve others, and foster unity throughout the St. Louis area.  Regina Cleri Community is a dynamic independent living community of retired Catholic Priests.  We are located in Shrewsbury, Missouri.

Job Summary

Would you like to get paid to develop your culinary creativity? Are you ready to collaborate with an executive chef with decades of experience and a true passion for cuisine? How about the chance to serve and delight the retired priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with your personal flair in cooking? If yes, join our kitchen team! We are dedicated, friendly, and excited to prepare and enjoy new dishes - and classic favorites - for our priests.

This is an on-site Cook position located in Shrewsbury, MO. Our mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for our retired priests to live in community with one another. 

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and cooking meals, following recipes, and keeping the kitchen clean and well-organized. They will ensure that food is delivered on time and is of high quality.  They will maintain a safe and sanitary work environment at all times and will follow food health and safety procedures.  They will complete all daily job responsibilities and assist other team members when needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner following the daily menu.
  • Prepare desserts for lunch and dinner.
  • Ensure all dishes are completed and set up on the steam table five minutes prior to service. 
  • Follow recipe cards.
  • Conduct daily cleaning and sign off on the daily cleaning task, once completed.
  • Minimize food waste, by reutilizing ingredients in additional dishes.
  • All food must be garnished.
  • Sweep & mop dish room floor. 
  • Take out trash to dumpster as needed. 

Cleaning Schedules: Ensure all cleaning schedules are completed and signed off on. Follow up with the individual responsible if the chore has not been completed. 
Dry Storeroom/Freezer/Walk-in Cooler: Ensure all shelves are organized and food is properly rotated and labeled. 
Weekly Inventory: Conduct weekly inventory every Friday and turn into the Executive Chef once completed. 
Ordering/Food Procurement: Responsible for placing all US Foods, GFS, and PFG orders as needed while the Executive Chef is on vacation. 
Grocery Shopping: Conduct grocery shopping if needed, at the request of the Executive Chef.

Job Requirements

Schedule: This position is for a full time cook who will work a rotating schedule.  The schedule will vary based on your availability and our staffing needs. Shifts are 10 hours: 6:30 am–12:30 pm and 2 pm–6:00 pm. Meals are served 3 times a day, 7 days per week.

Compensation: Hourly at $18.18 per hour. Uniforms and meals are included.
Full time and half time new hires are eligible for generous benefits packages on first day of hire, including health, dental & vision insurances, paid time off and 403B retirement.

Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years’ old

Vaccination Requirement: Must have or be willing to obtain at employer's cost a full series Hepatitis A vaccination as required by the St. Louis County Health Department

Skills and Attitudes Needed for Success:

  • Food Handler Certification a plus
  • Prior cooking experience, preferably in a commercial setting
  • Knowledge of food preparation and cooking techniques
  • Familiarity with food safety and sanitation guidelines
  • Ability to follow recipes and work independently
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Availability to work weekends
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to be gentle and compassionate in communicating with retired priests
  • Provide excellent customer service, especially during mealtimes
  • Work well with executive chef, kitchen team, administrator, and other team members at Regina Cleri Community

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital, parental, veteran or disability status.  
Pre-Employment Screening 
All candidates receiving an employment offer must submit a pre-employment screening. The screening will include criminal background check, employment and educational licensure/certification verification, and any other screenings deemed necessary for employment. Any offer would be contingent upon successful completion of any required screening. 

Our Mission

We are a unique community—diverse in our talent, but unified in our drive to create together, face challenges together and grow together. Our values push us to empower, propel and inspire new ways of turning possibilities into realities. Our competencies define the behaviors that guide who we are, how we are inspired and how we inspire of others to succeed.


Work/life balance is so important to the archdiocese. After all, our business is about making life easier and better—and we want that for you and your career just as much as our consumers and their day-to-day lives. That’s why we offer flexible working times, remote working options, generous paid vacation increasing with service, and personal leaves of absence.

As well as being able to make the most of life at home, you’ll also be able to contribute to the Archdiocese sponsored volunteer events. You can discover more about who we’re working with near you, and you can always ask us more about this at events and interviews—we love to see how passionate our people are about giving back.