Community Kitchen Operations Associate
Posted 2/8/2019 | Applications Accepted Until Filled
This is a part time, non-exempt, position that is approved to work up to 29 hours per week. Those hours are expected to include at least the below times. Exact times on site may be adjusted in the future if approved in advance by the Kitchen Coordinator, but will not be adjusted to increase weekly hours beyond 29.
Monday through Friday: 7:30am - 1:30pm
Sunday: up to 2 hours in the am to open and then ensure the proper closing of the Community Kitchen
Reports to: Community Kitchen Coordinator
The Kitchen Operations Associate is responsible for highly efficient kitchen operations, including meal preparation and clean up, through successful collaboration with teams of assigned volunteers. The Associate is also responsible for other duties as assigned and as necessary to continually improve the Community Kitchen experience for patrons and volunteers alike.
The Primary Outcomes for this position are that 1) The Kitchen efficiently produces healthy, nutritious meals for all patrons, according to an agreed meal plan; 2) The Kitchen production and storage areas and systems are high performing, meeting or exceeding all food preparation, cleanliness, and related code requirements; and 3) All volunteers feel valued and well led in undertaking their assigned duties in the kitchen. The responsibilities and duties required to achieve these outcomes are not included in an exhaustive list below - rather, this position is primarily accountable to achieving these three objectives, and other duties as determined may need to be performed to achieve these.
Prepare food as called for by agreed meal plans five days a week
Meet or exceed the performance standards of commercial food service establishments
Ensure food is properly stored and marked for later use
Ensure that other kitchen supplies are appropriately stored and organized for efficient use
Identify opportunities to improve the patron experience as well as volunteer experience
Clean and organize all kitchen supplies and appliances, complying with all Health Department sanitization guidelines
Prepare nutritionally balanced meals that meet the needs of a diverse patron population
Supervise, direct and work alongside volunteers as they carry out various tasks related to food distribution, dining room set up, and general clean-up duties
Assist the Kitchen Coordinator in the training and leadership of volunteers
Complete duties on behalf of the Community Kitchen Coordinator for paid time off coverage
Assist the Community Kitchen Coordinator with unscheduled and unanticipated tasks as they arise
Attend appropriate training seminars and conferences pertaining to the preparation and serving of food
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to think creatively and “outside the box” to solve problems
Manage and empower volunteers
Ability to balance assertiveness and kindness
Ability to cook for large groups of people (150-300 people/meal)
Experience in cooking for large groups of people is strongly preferred
Culinary Degree/Certification preferred
Knowledge of client systems and greater Holland community, particularly the culture of poverty and an understanding of addiction/substance abuse
Must pass a criminal background check
This position requires the ability to bend, lift and twist on a regular basis
This position requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50-75 lbs. on a regular basis
This position requires the ability to drive between CAH buildings and to various community locations
Note: This Job Description is a description of the typical duties of this position, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties. Job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Apply using the form found below, and be sure to submit both a resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages expressing your interest in the position and how your background qualifies you as a candidate.
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