Kitchen Manager

Kitchen Manager

The Central Texas Food Bank is working hard to close the hunger gap and we want you to join us! Our mission is “to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger”. We are accomplishing this not only with our amazing programming and fundraising events, but by hiring motivated, mission-driven employees who have the drive to end hunger.

The Central Texas Food Bank is looking for a dynamic Kitchen Manager reporting to the Chief Operations Officer. The primary objective of this position is to manage the development, implementation and day-to-day operations of the kitchen. The Kitchen Manager trains, manages and maximizes the productivity of the kitchen staff and supervises/coordinates all related culinary activities. The Kitchen Manager will plan and develop appropriate kitchen programming including, but not limited to core meal production for partner agencies; meal production for existing food bank programming, including Kids Cafe and summer meals; and a culinary training program. The Kitchen Manager will also estimate food consumption and requisitions or purchases food; selects and develops recipes; standardizes production recipes to ensure consistent quality; establishes presentation techniques and quality standards; plans and prices menus; ensures proper equipment operation/maintenance; and ensures proper safety and sanitation in kitchen. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the overall operations of the kitchen

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As a Kitchen Manager you will:
Interview, hire, train, motivate, manage and evaluate kitchen staff.
Order food based on food production schedules.
Supervise regular inventory control of specific product lines (chemicals, food, etc.) placing orders and supervising check-in to assure accuracy for production and culinary programs.
Production of daily meals for clients following all United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) program guidelines for components, nutrition content and portion sizes.
Organize, oversee and manage all food prep operations in daily operations.
Lead menu-planning, working with Children’s Programs, as needed, to procure food that meets program guidelines.
Have knowledge of all current local health department, organizational HACCP and Food Safety SOP’s, State & Federal Guidelines.
Maintain accurate files: meal production, programming, inventory and licenses/certification and other documentation as necessary, computer and hard copy.
Work with kitchen staff and the Facilities Department on the maintenance and repair of kitchen facilities and all kitchen equipment, with facilities scheduling repair services as needed.
Ensure a clean, safe and organized work environment.
Approve kitchen/program expenditures and be accountable for financials for all kitchen programs.
Supervise and demonstrate professional culinary techniques and methods.
As appropriate, research and implement new food bank program initiatives related to the kitchen.
Supervise the Culinary Training Program.
Maintain and report all outcomes as required by grants and funders.
Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity and teamwork.
Serve as the Food Bank’s primary liaison with chefs, restaurants, catering companies, and food associations as they pertain to the operation of the kitchen programs.
Other duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

You are a great candidate if you have:
Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts required
Minimum 2+ years of experience in managing a commercial kitchen, including supervision of kitchen staff required
Food Manager’s Certification required
Demonstrated excellence in computer skills with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to move easily between programs.
Ability to work well with others across departments and job levels.
Ability to remain highly organized while working on multiple projects.
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, including the ability for effective public speaking.
Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, and agency personnel.
Orientation to detail, accuracy, and the meeting of deadlines.
Ability to represent the Food Bank in a courteous professional manner.

Bonus points for:
Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health or a related field
Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Catering experience
Experience in teaching culinary arts preferred

How to apply
About the organization

Putting Good Food Within Reach:
We work with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas. This commitment from private, government and charitable partners has allowed us to bring nearly 54 million meals to our community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits that turn to us for help. There are three key ways we do this.

We share free food and our knowledge on low-cost, healthy eating with families in need. Learn how we stock their shelves, provide healthy meals and educate.
We assist families who qualify for federal assistance programs. Learn how we connect families to life-enhancing resources.
And finally, we make food affordable for charitable and government partners. The quality food and food resources we provide means that they can spend their limited resources to enhance their programs. Learn how we strengthen community services.
We are a registered 501(c)(3), which means that we are not a religious, political or advocacy organization.

We believe there’s strength in numbers and in working together. We are members of Feeding America and Feeding Texas (formerly the Texas Food Bank Network). Our service territory includes: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Llano, McLennan, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties. Roughly 300 Partner Agencies have joined us to serve families in 21 Central Texas counties at soup kitchens, food pantries, after-school programs, snack programs and other service sites.
A leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 40 years, our mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Click here to see our company values.