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Sous Chef Miriam's Kitchen

  • Date Posted August 04, 2022
  • Location Washington, DC
  • Category Culinary / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description


PASSIONATE about making great food from scratch?

WANT to work regular work shifts Monday-Friday with no weekends?

WANT a work/life balance and benefits for you and your family (see benefits below)?

IF THAT'S YOU . . . Miriam’s Kitchen has an opportunity for you!


Miriam’s Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy scratch meals made with fresh ingredients and high-quality social services to individuals who are experiencing chronic homelessness.

Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to offer comprehensive benefits that support the continued health and wellbeing of our team including: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous medical coverage for dependents; 100% employer-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance; employer retirement contributions; generous annual paid leave and annual professional development funds for all full and part-time team members.

Job description


We are looking for a talented chef/cook who is:

  • Mission/service and team-oriented
  • Creative in developing menus and executing scratch-made meals for 150-200 people
  • Able to lead meal shifts/service
  • Willing to share knowledge with team members and train volunteers
  • Collaborate with team members on menus and special events


  • Leadership: manage and execute at least 1-3 shifts per week; support lead for other shifts.
  • Teamwork: assist team in planning, preparing and executing at least 4-5 shifts each week.
  • Execution: maintain inventory, cleanliness/organization, and FIFO standards for all food storage
  • Engagement: ensure satisfaction and positive experience with donors, vendors, and volunteers to foster good relationships
  • Assist: help team members with other tasks needed to support vision and events as needed


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to stand 8-12 hours a day
  • Must be able to lift 40-50 lbs regularly
  • Effective communication skills, particularly in translating kitchen roles and tasks to untrained volunteers
  • Ability to work independently while also collaborating and communicating well with team members
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Spatial planning (maximizing limited storage)
  • Flexibility
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A valid driver’s license and 2-3 year driving history – Minimum age 25, necessary for insurance coverage (desired)
  • Computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft office, mobile phone apps


  • At least 3-5 years working in a restaurant/professional kitchen
  • ServSafe Certification required
  • Microsoft Office knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Relevant work/volunteer experience in a service-focused capacity with a mission-driven organization

Kitchen Culture

We work hard, support either other, and have fun. We make restaurant-quality food from fresh ingredients and can be creative with menus (like episodes of Chopped but more time to plan and execute).

Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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