JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – (HR35 FY19)
Job Title: Kitchen Manager FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: Full-time, Day Shift Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
May be required to work extended/weekend hours
Location: Vancouver, WA. Pay Range: $40,000 - $45,000 annually
Meals on Wheels People
The vision of Meals on Wheels People is that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation. The Diner provides an opportunity for older adults to enjoy nutritious, affordable or donated meals in an atmosphere that is also appealing to families and people of every age and generation. This nonprofit restaurant also serves as a training facility, providing relevant guidance and experience for aspiring food service workers. The Diner will serve delicious, local and fresh, made-from-scratch comfort food, and will strive to bring a wonderful experience to the community. The Diner will be open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Meals on Wheels People is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women and people living with disabilities in our workplace and programs.
The Kitchen Manager is responsible for all food production, menu development in collaboration with Registered Dietician, food purchase specifications, and standardized recipes. This position will oversee all activity in the kitchen, train and supervise kitchen personnel, and manage culinary budget. Will train supervise and mentor participants of the Diner’s on-the-job training program. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for maintaining the highest professional food quality and hygiene standards throughout the operation.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Responsible for management and oversight of all kitchen activities including meal preparation and menu planning; will be required to cook as needed to meet business needs
- Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition
- Follow contract requirements ensuring that meals are nutritious, safe, appealing, and meet diners satisfaction
- Work with Restaurant Floor Manager to keep The Diner working efficiently and smoothly
- Work with Registered Dietician to develop menus in accordance with OAA* required nutrition standards
- Provide training and management of kitchen staff, maintaining a positive, safe, friendly, welcoming environment
- Manage and maintain adequate levels of food and non-food items, ensuring product is safe, secure and properly stored. Ensure that adequate back-up food/product is available.
- Screen, train, and manage of participants of The Diner’s on-the-job training program
- May be asked to work extended/weekend hours
- Support the mission, goals and objectives of Meals on Wheels People, Inc.
- Other duties as assigned
Education & Knowledge
- High School Diploma or Equivalent required; Associate Degree or certification in Culinary Arts preferred
- Current Food Handler’s card
- Current ServSafe certification or ability to obtain certification within 18 months of hire
- Strong knowledge of local, state and federal food sanitation standards
Skills, Abilities & Experience
- Minimum two-year’s experience in food service; chef and management experience preferred
- Proven experience providing direction and supervision to kitchen staff
- Ability to work with, provide direction, supervise and manage volunteers and staff
- Experience working with diverse populations, including aging, minority and low-income populations
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Proven recordkeeping and organizational skills
- Ability to multitask, problem solve and meet deadlines
- Knowledge of computers and POS systems
- Ability to manage a large workload and prioritize tasks
- Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and 20-30lbs repetitively
- Passion for serving seniors in our community
Any satisfactory combination of experience, training and/or education which ensures the ability to perform the work may substitute for the above qualifications.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Fast paced kitchen environment, with significant people interaction. Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs and 20-30lbs repetitively. Frequent reaching, bending, stooping and grasping. Frequent use of knives and cooking utensils, stove, oven and other kitchen equipment. Must pass pre-employment screening
*OAA refers to the Older Americans Act, which is a federal funding source that Meals on Wheels People receives for senior programs. This funding source requires the organization to abide by specified nutrition standards, among other requirements that include documentation of participants and eligibility standards.
Please apply online at https://www.mowp.org/our-story/careers/