Culinary Manager

Urban Affairs Coalition • Philadelphia, PA 19019

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Culinary Manager (Full-Time) Division / Program: One Day AT A Time (ODAAT) Position Details Opening Date: Wed, 09/12/2018 Program Summary: One Day AT A Time (ODAAT) is a Program Partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). ODAAT houses men and women who are afflicted by addiction and homelessness. Case management services and prevention for HIV/AIDS is also offered at select locations. Through our holistic array of services, ODAAT consumers can expect the support of staff to bring systems together to achieve positive outcomes. Staff offers support in the following areas: recovery coaching and mentoring, linkage to health and social services, transitional housing, and community outreach. Position Summary: The individual selected for this position will report to the Shelter Director. The Culinary Manager creates menus; manages food preparation and distribution for the shelters; works to ensure sanitation and health requirements as it relates to meal preparation and licensing standards. Must be able to work with diverse populations that include individual afflicted with addiction, homelessness and those with mental health issues. Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Creates monthly menu and necessary inventory of food. Unloads food and related supplies.
  • Ensures sufficient stock for preparation of meals and rotate items, so that food remains fresh and spoilage is kept to a minimum. Manages stock and helps to ensure that prep stations stay stocked during service.
  • Prepares meals: makes sure meals are prepared on time, nutritionally balanced and portioned controlled to maintain contract obligations, meets government standards and enhances residents enjoyment of the meals.
  • Ensures that organizations requirements regarding personal hygiene, proper attire, (e.g. hair net or hat, apron, etc.) so that communicable diseases are controlled and health standards are met.
  • Assists with cleaning the kitchen and equipment in accordance with state, city and county safety and sanitation requirements (e.g. stoves, sink refrigerators, etc.). Sees that protective guards are in place on slicers, sharp objects kept in proper place; wipes up spills immediately to ensure a safe, clean work place as well as to satisfy company and contracting agencys requirements.
  • Follows rules established by funding agency and management, such as sanitation and maintenance requirements and shelter regulations.
  • Works with Assistant Shelter Director to order food and supplies from vendors.
    • Possess well-developed decision making skills and attention to detail with a high level of accuracy.
    • Ability to excel in a diverse, collaborative team environment.
    • Able to multi-task and remain calm in demanding and unpredictable situations.
    • Possess ability to understand various Homeless operations and procedures.
    • Able to maintain a professional, customer service-oriented attitude at all times.
    • Ability to meet face-to-face with homeless individuals of diverse backgrounds and disabilities, including physical, mental, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, etc.
    • Ability to work and communicate with staff, clients and their families, donors, vendors, community agencies, etc. to ensure Culinary goals and benchmarks are met in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner, yet appropriate assertiveness as situation may demand.
    • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision.
    • Ability to transport food and meals as needed, and travel to various sites and locations daily.
    • Able to meet a flexible work schedule including holidays, evenings and weekends. Available on-call for emergencies by telephone and/or cell phone.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned.
  • Works with Assistant Shelter Director for kitchen schedules, vacations, requests for time off and station rotations of line cooks.
  • Keeps accurate time, inventory and safety records.
  • Recruiting, training and educating staff where appropriate.
  • Able to set and observe appropriate boundaries with clients.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • High School Diploma Preferred.
  • Culinary/Cafeteria Experience with a minimum of three years of professional kitchen experience.
  • ServeSafe Certification required.
  • ServeSafe Manager Certification preferred, but will provide appropriate training to qualified applicant.
  • Valid Pennsylvania drivers license, required.
  • Proof of Insurance, preferred.
  • Able to lift/move weight up to 40lbs.
  • Vision adequate to perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently.
  • Must be able to sit for 2 or more hours per day.
  • Must be able to stand for 4 or more hours per day.
  • Must be able to operate a computer/hand-held digital device for more than 2 hours per day.
  • Must be able to drive or ride in a moving vehicle for no less than 1 hour per day.
  • Must be able to drive in all weather and road conditions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee will work in an office and public, service-delivery environment. Hectic situations can occur in the public area of the facility characteristic to working with the homeless community and the related concerns and situations related to homeless conditions. Potential exists for volatile and unpredictable situations to occur. May experience exposure to strong odors such as soiled clothes and poor hygiene. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities


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