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Production Chef Manna on Main Street

  • Date Posted April 09, 2021
  • Location Lansdale, PA
  • Category Culinary / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Manna on Main Street, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides critical food services for the North Penn region of Montgomery County, ensuring that the hungry and poor have a welcome and safe place to access emergency food, social services and educational opportunities. Manna on Main Street is part of North Penn Commons, an innovative partnership between four highly respected nonprofit organizations to create a vibrant public center offering easy access to programs, services and facilities on one shared campus.

In addition to a food pantry and soup kitchen, Manna operates the Common Grounds Food Service Training to Employment Program, a free 12 week training program designed to move people living in economic instability to sustainable employment. Program trainees engage in experiential and classroom learning, contributing to food production in Manna’s soup kitchen and service of Manna’s Common Grounds Café & Catering and Contract Meals programs.

Manna operates 2 social enterprise programs: Common Grounds Café and Catering, and Contract Meals— prepared, packaged and delivered meals for regional senior centers.

Job description Be a part of a dynamic social enterprise team feeding vulnerable individuals and changing lives through culinary food service training. As the Production Chef, you will be responsible for a meal contract providing Meals on Wheels and community meals for regional senior centers. This social enterprise provides training opportunities and revenue for the Common Grounds Food Service Training Program, a work force development program run by Manna on Main Street, a nonprofit organization serving households experiencing food insecurity. Duties include overseeing contract meal production and delivery, kitchen scheduling, staff management, food ordering, invoicing and maintaining standards of food handling and safety. With the Culinary Director and the Common Grounds Director, you will coordinate production to prioritize the training needs of the students enrolled in the Common Grounds Food Service Program.

Education/Experience:
• 10+ years in a culinary career
• 5+ years in food management in a position equivalent to a Production Chef
• Current ServSafe Manager certification
• Experience with large-scale food production
• Formal culinary training and certification preferred

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1. Oversee preparation of approximately 750 contract meals per day
2. Communicate with and respond to contract meal clients
3. Take an active part in student training and engagement
4. Supervise culinary staff and several volunteers in contract meal production
5. Coordinate kitchen production schedule
6. Ensure that all food production, storage areas, and equipment comply with food safety standards as defined by the Montgomery County Health Department
7. Assist with purchasing and receiving perishable and non-perishable food, small ware, cleaning supplies, and consumables for Manna’s food programs
8. Assist with development of contract meal menu and recipes
9. Review, code, and approve vendor invoices for payment
10. Prepare invoices for contract meals

Professional and Personal Requirements and Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated leadership, team building and management skills
2. Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems within a team and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
3. Excellent culinary and cooking skills
4. Demonstrated ability to instruct vulnerable learners in culinary and food production skills
5. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and produce in a high-paced, team oriented environment
6. Compassionate and effective interpersonal skills
7. Organized and detail oriented
8. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook
9. Must be able to lift and move 50 pounds repeatedly
10. Must be able to work standing and moving for up to 8 hours a day with appropriate breaks
11. Must have a driver’s license with access to regular transportation
12. Experience driving panel trucks and delivery vans a plus Compensation this position is : salaried, 35k-50k Application instructions
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