Samaritan’s Purse is looking for a Kitchen Coordinator who has a variety of culinary experience. This person in this role will oversee kitchen production, in coordination with the Kitchen Manager, on a shift basis, as needed. The Kitchen Coordinator will prepare and serve food, monitor food quality, order supplies, maintain sanitary cooking areas according to regulations, maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the front of the house, assist with training and many other duties. This is a very hands on position that requires a can do attitude!
If you have multi-functional food service experience and a heart for service we want to talk with you. Please make sure to include your resume and cover letter with your application!
- Prepare and serve food according to approved menus and standardized recipes, while keeping waste to a minimum.
- Apply basic food preparation techniques and terminology.
- Put away stock delivered by food service vendors. Ensure proper dating, rotation, and storage.
- Maintain the kitchen, eating and service areas, storage areas, and cooler/freezer facilities in a clean and orderly manner. Sweep and mop floors.
- Assist with serving meals in appropriate portions. Notify Kitchen Manager if quantities are low.
- Prepare and serve food and beverages to guests at special events and banquets as scheduled.
- Assist with daily closing duties, which include washing dishes, removing trash, and breaking down boxes.
- Ensure towels, aprons, and chef coats are laundered.
- Monitor product pars in specialized area. Place order procurement on a bi-weekly basis.
- Assist with training other Food Service staff and culinary interns in proper techniques.
- Cross train in at least one additional area as determined by Kitchen Manager.
- Keep Kitchen Manager apprised of problems or situations that arise, such as product shortages, special orders, and maintenance needs.
- Assist in submitting biweekly orders to vendors. Establish relationships with food distributors and fulfill task to completion if necessary.
- Assist with catering events as necessary. Maintain working knowledge of organization, presentation, and event rooms. Manage event from set-up to break-down if needed.
- Monitor prep list and kitchen tasks to ensure proper quality and timing.
- Read and prepare recipes with little supervision. Convert small recipes to large scale production.
- Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
- Advanced knowledge of food preparation and customer service methods, principles, processes, materials, techniques, terminology, and equipment
- Mastery of all kitchen equipment including fryer, dish machine, grill, smoker, oven, flat top, and slicer
- Knowledge of proper food storage and handling techniques as well as the quality, safety, and sanitary standards involved in food preparation
- Knowledge of production and processing, including cost controls and other techniques for effective operations
- Knowledge of principles and processes of providing customer satisfaction
- Social Perceptiveness - understanding of others
- Service orientation - actively looking for ways to help other people and develop constructive and cooperative working relationships
- Pass Samaritans Purse Food Services Advancement Test Level I, II, and III
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in food preparation; or equivalent combination of education and experience. ServeSafe manager certification and completion of "The Everyday Gourmet" kitchen educational series required.
- Walk and stand for extended periods of time, and move at a brisk pace
- Active listening, oral comprehension and communication
- Bend, stretch, and lift moderate amounts of weight (35 lbs.)
- Perform repetitive hand and arm motions
Employees who work within the U.S. get to take advantage of the following benefits:
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Long term and short term disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Ten paid holidays
- Twelve or more days of vacation depending on years of service
- Ten sick days
- Staff discounts at retail stores and service providers in the Boone area and nationwide
Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible
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)