Peninsula Family Service – Food Service Worker for Older Adults

As the Food Service Worker you would be responsible for spicing up our community’s appetite by planning, preparing and serving a delicious healthy brunch on Mondays, and a healthy breakfast snack on Tuesdays through Fridays to patrons at Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center. In addition, you would serve an already prepared lunch (provided by a caterer) on Tuesdays through Fridays.  Finally, you would wash minimal dishes and keep the kitchen clean on a daily basis.  With assistance from the Site Director you would also be responsible for coordinating and supervising any available trainees or volunteers to help with preparation, serving and clean-up.

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Peninsula Family Service has been developing and providing programs for older adults since 1978. We believe togetherness and healthy resources are key to living well at any age. That is why our Older Adult Services help people stay connected to their community, their neighbors, and their passion for life.

More than 8,500 seniors benefit from the programs at Peninsula Family Service’s Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center in Redwood City. Comprehensive nutrition and wellness programs help older adults stay connected and independent. We offer nutritious meals; yoga, Tai Chi, and other fitness classes; health education; mental health support; health screenings; case management; a vegetable and flower gardens; and social and recreational opportunities. Peninsula Family Service Older Adult Programs have transformed the face of aging in our community, fostering growth, good health, and happiness.

If you enjoy making people HAPPY and love interacting with our older community members, then this could be your most satisfying and fulfilling job ever!



  • Spanish Speaking/English Optional, and ability to communicate verbally

  • Food Preparation and cooking experience

  • Knowledge of nutrition and healthy foods

  • Meal planning with emphasis on serving healthy food

  • Food safety awareness and willing/able to obtain Food Safety Certification within the first three months of hire

  • Computer and office equipment knowledge.


  1. Maintain a welcoming, gracious and professional manner at all times

  2. Create and plan monthly menus and shopping list for healthy breakfast & Brunch program.

  3. Receive deliveries of hot food from caterer, recording: time delivered, temperatures of food, verifying numbers of meals delivered and measurements of pans.

  4. Take food temperature immediately prior to serving the lunch on a daily basis.

  5. Train, orient and supervise volunteer staff.

  6. Inventory supplies needed, complete and submit supply form in a timely manner.

  7. Ensure participants are registered in the meal program before serving food.

  8. Other daily administrative and hands-on duties as specified in Job Description


Part-Time, 30 hours/week (Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, including unpaid ½ hour lunch break)
Non-Exempt (paid by the hour)

Pay and Benefits:                     

  • $16 - $18/hour depending on experience

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability Insurance; 403b Retirement Savings with up to 3% match;

  • Paid Time Off starting at 4 weeks/year, plus 15 paid holidays


  1. Successfully complete background check clearance before first day of employment.

  2. Provide verification to legally work in the US upon hire.

  3. Obtain Food Safety Certificate within the first three months of hire

  4. Provide current California Driver’s License, proof of insurance and working car to shop    for supplies (mileage reimbursable)


Please go to our website,, click on “About” and then “Jobs.”  Find the Food Services Worker job on the list and click on it to find a mini-application and space to attach your cover letter and resume.  If you do not have a computer handy, feel free to drop off your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for Peninsula Family Service in the capacity of a Food Service Worker, to the Associate Director of Older Adult Services at the Fair Oaks Activity Center (2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City), or the HR Coordinator in our main office (24 2nd Avenue, San Mateo).