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Head Chef Grateful Hearts Bennington, Inc

  • Date Posted November 13, 2023
  • Location Bennington, VT
  • Category Culinary / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Grateful Hearts crafts delicious, nutrient dense, plant forward meals to distribute to organizations that serve the food insecure from children to seniors.  We gather produce from local farms to craft meals that not only nurture those in need but also our volunteers and partners by building community. Job description




Are you a curious, creative cook? Are you passionate about celebrating local produce in your  dishes? Do you want to develop you culinary creativity in your own way.  Grateful Hearts is looking for a passionate chef who shares our philosophy to keep it clean, colorful and close to craft nourishing meals that promote wellness and vitality for our recipients.


The successful candidate shall:

  • Find inspiration from produce gleaned to incorporate into your weekly menus.
  • Lead volunteers safely and effectively in the kitchen to craft hundreds of meals a week while creating a joyful kitchen culture.
  • Maintain collaborative communication with farmers, producers and distribution partners.
  • Skilled at budget and inventory management through google workspace.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of safety and sanitation. The kitchen will be maintained with the highest level of respect, cleanliness and organization. The successful candidate will hold a Food Safety Managers certification.



  • Design and execute weekly menus in accordance with Grateful Hearts cooking philosophy and available produce



  • Manage inventory of produce and staples
  • Purchase staples and supplies as needed, collaborating on budget with treasurer 
  • Keep limited storage spaces organized, clean, safe



  • Coordinate with the glean and inventory teams, establish and implement safe storage practices
  • Communicate with and support volunteer cooks including but not limited to:
    • Weekly sign ups
    • Providing clear, safe, and doable tasks, regardless of ability
  • Coordinate with packaging team including but not limited to:
    • Detail all ingredients for each menu item
    • Identifying preferred packaging type and size
    • Identify fresh vs frozen
  • Maintain positive, open communication with all partners, hosts, and suppliers
  • Provide the board with updates, needs and suggestions in support of Grateful Hearts 



  • Ensure that all volunteers understand and adhere to safety and sanitation


The Head Chef position will require 20 hours a week and pays $25/ hr on a 1099 basis 


Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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