Community Kitchen Staff

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Confronting Poverty, Building Community

Position: Community Kitchen Staff Program: Community Kitchen
Compensation: $15.40 hourly; paid sick and vacation time Reports to: Community Kitchen Manager
Status: Regular, 20 hour/week position and fill-in as needed. Must be available to work holidays; position is
considered Essential Staff during emergencies, including inclement weather
Schedule: Wednesday 2-7pm; Thursday 10am-1pm & 4-7pm (split shift); Friday 4-7pm; Saturday and Sunday

Seeking responsible, energetic applicant for IFC’s Community Kitchen. Must be interested in providing quality
meals to individuals experiencing food insecurity and able to function well in a fast-paced environment, providing
diner-centered services that are consistent with the agency’s core values and commitment to trauma-informed
care, racial equity, and social justice.


  • Serves hot meals, including protein, vegetables, starch, green salad, fruit salad, dessert and bread
  • Works with kitchen volunteers on prepping food items using appropriate equipment, picking up donations,
    sorting food, cooking, monitoring, cleaning, etc.
  • Ensures that the kitchen complies with all food safety policies, including providing guidance to volunteers
    regarding basic food safety
  • Oversees the meal service, including being present with the volunteers in the kitchen, replenishing food on
    the line as needed, ensuring that trays and pots are getting washed, and assuring things run smoothly
  • Ensures cleanliness and order of kitchen and storage areas, including keeping the dish and pot station
    organized, putting containers in their proper place after cleaning, and managing after meal clean-up of the
    dining room, kitchen, according to guidelines
  • Keeps documentation of meal counts
  • Communicates with the Program Manager about needs related to volunteers, supplies and equipment
  • Professionally addresses any questions, crises or other issues involving diners, using conflict resolution and
    de-escalation, problem-solving and accessing other resources
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, facilitates food distribution with the Community Market,
    Community House, HomeStart, and other local groups so food surplus is not wasted
  • Qualifications:
    Experience working in kitchen setting, including knowledge of food and kitchen safety procedures
  • Ability and desire to work with people of different backgrounds and personality types
  • Experience working with people who are low income and/or are experiencing homelessness
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including verbal, written and computer communication skills
  • Physically able to lift boxes, bags, and pans of food (50 lbs)
  • Valid NC driver’s license

Submit cover letter and resume to: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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