Groundswell Chef & Community Builder

Matthew 25

Cedar Rapids, IA Restaurant & Food Service / Human Services & Non-Profit $13.00 to $15.00 hourly
Groundswell Chef & Community Builder
Overview:
Matthew 25 is a vibrant, growing non-profit organization. Our mission is to empower people to transform neighborhoods and we envision a thriving, connected community where people are valued and talents are multiplied; where neighborhood families have access to safe, affordable housing and healthy food; and where youth are empowered through reading and the creative arts.  
The Groundswell Chef and Community Builder is responsible for the menu planning and daily preparation of delectable salads, sandwiches and soups made as much as possible from local, healthy ingredients. The chef is responsible for setting a tone that is welcoming, uses everyone’s gifts and creates a place where food builds community.
Essential Duties:  Oversee and coordinate work of volunteers who are engaged in preparing and serving meals, ensuring adherence to recipes and quality standards.  Create food that is nutritionally sound, diverse and appetizing featuring organically grown and seasonal produce from the Matthew 25 Urban Farm.   Manage inventory control and processes to efficiently make meals.  Prep and cook to meet demands of the Cafe in a timely fashion, exceeding diner’s expectations.  Participate in hiring and training of all kitchen staff and volunteers.  Operate all food services in compliance with established health and safety standards and regulations.  Work with Groundswell Director to determine who negotiates with vendors and purchases supplies.

Required Skills/Qualifications:  Must be a self-starter and able to work with little supervision.  Must be outgoing, working hard to build a network of relationships to support Groundswell Cafe.  Ability to manage time and keep accurate track of details/data related to events.   Disciplined about following and improving processes.  
Desired Skills/Qualifications:  Experience and knowledge of food safety issues in a restaurant setting.  Knowledge and passion for local foods, vegetarian and vegan cooking.  Desire to work with volunteers and knowledge of food justice.  Seeking to change the world through food and community.
NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Application Instructions:

Please email cover letter, resume and references to info@hub25.org

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Groundswell Chef & Community Builder

Matthew 25

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Job ID: 65956

Posted 7 days ago

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