Line Cook

At Freedom a la Cart we are passionate about the survivors of human trafficking we serve, our customers, our volunteers, our business partners and our staff. Freedom a la Cart is an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise and workforce development program born to help survivors of human trafficking build a new life of freedom and self-sufficiency. What started as a single food cart is now a bustling catering company and café + bakery. We work hard, have fun and roll up our sleeves to empower survivors.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in daily kitchen production/prep. Prepare food for service
  • Maintain a clean, organized and professional work environment
  • Maintain quality food presentation and preparation
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
  • Answer, report and follow Director of Food and Beverage  instructions
  • Adhere to guidelines of food safety and sanitation
  • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
  • Responsible for clean up and restocking
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Leads by example with “whatever it takes” attitude
  • Organized, detail oriented, multi–tasker
  • Great communicator
  • Patience and compassion
  • kitchen experience is a bonus
  • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Most importantly, love to have fun while changing the world!
  • Ability to stay calm in a high-stress situation



  • No late nights! Schedules are consistent & reliable hours (off by 4PM at the latest!)
  • Benefits packages for Full-Time employees
  • PTO for everyone!
  • Flexible schedule
  • Safe and comfortable environment
  • Competitive pay + tips
  • Paid downtown parking
  • Discounted Meals

At Freedom a la Cart, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply, including those who have experienced trafficking and exploitation themselves

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