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Kitchen Coordinator, Food Services

Location: N. Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 13575
Date Posted: Aug 19, 2022

Job Description

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Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a Kitchen Coordinator to join Food Services at our North Wilkesboro, NC campus.  As a member of this team, you will have the chance to work alongside other kitchen professionals daily as they prepare meals for those in and around the Ministry. An added bonus for this position is you get to work in the exciting food services industry and have most nights, weekends and holidays off.

A day in the life of a Kitchen Coordinator:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Kitchen Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Prepare and serve food according to approved menus and standardized recipes, while keeping waste to a minimum
  • Put away dry stock in the storeroom, refrigerated food in the cooler, and frozen foods in the freezer when delivered by food service vendors, ensuring proper dating, rotation, and storage
  • Monitor food quality using Food Safe methods as directed, applying correct cooking temperatures
  • Help maintain an orderly clean kitchen, eating and service areas, storage, and cooler/freezer facilities
  • Assist in serving meals in appropriate portions and notify Chef and Manager if quantities are low
  • Prepare and serve food and beverages to guests at caterings, special events, and banquets as scheduled
  • Maintain cleanliness and appearance of front of house, refilling items and alerts manager when stock is low
  • Assist in daily closing, cleaning, and dishwashing after meals, collecting and returning dirty dishes to washing area
  • Remove trash and breaks down boxes; sweep and mop floors
  • Keep Food Service Manager apprised of problems or situations that may arise, such as product shortages, special orders, repairs, or maintenance needs
  • Assist in submitting biweekly orders to food vendors; maintain a working knowledge of websites and relationships with food distributors to fulfill tasks to completion
  • Monitor prep list and kitchen tasks to ensure proper quality and timing
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Ability to read and prepare recipes with little supervision, convert small recipes to large scale production, and execute a majority of kitchen recipes
  • Working knowledge of all specialized kitchen positions except cashier
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all kitchen equipment including fryer, dish machine, grill, smoker, ovens, flat top, and slicer
  • Advanced knowledge of food prep techniques and terminology
  • Basic knowledge of the methods, principles, processes, materials, techniques, and equipment used in quantity food preparation and customer service
  • General knowledge of proper food storage and handling techniques, as well as the quality, safety, and sanitary standards involved in food preparation
  • General knowledge of production and processing, including cost controls and other techniques for effective operations
  • General knowledge of principles and processes of providing customer satisfaction
  • Ability to demonstrate social perceptiveness and understanding of others
  • Ability to prioritize quickly
  • Ability to verbalize accurate, concise information in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in food preparation.
  • “ServeSafe” manager certification required

Job Location: North Wilkesboro, NC

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: Minimal domestic travel within the area


  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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    Location: N. Wilkesboro, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Aug 19, 2022

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