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Goddard Riverside Culinary Operations Manager in New York, New York

Culinary Operations Manager

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Job Location

Stanley M. Isaacs- Education Workforce - New York, NY

Position Type

Full Time

Salary Range

$62,400.00 - $70,200.00 Salary/year


Organization Overview: The Goddard Riverside Community Center (Goddard Riverside) and the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) are well-established Manhattan community-based agencies that support services to approximately 30,000 New Yorkers. We are two of New York City’s leading human services organizations meeting the needs of children, youth and families, homeless individuals, and older adults throughout Manhattan and New York City. We work every day for a fair and just society where all people have the opportunity to make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families.

Position Summary:The Culinary Operations Manager will lead the Soup’s Up production team. Soup’s Up is a project that provides fresh, seasonally influenced soups and fresh produce kits to older adults with chronic health issues. The Culinary Operations Manager is responsible for producing and distributing the Soup’s Up packages and for supervising four production cooks while following standard operating procedures and providing insight to ensure sustained project success.

Schedule: 35-40 hours per week

Salary Range: $62,400 to $70,200

Candidates must have the required qualifications to be considered for the position. The salary offer will be based on the candidate’s number of years experience in the exact or comparable position and additional preferred qualifications will be taken into account.

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

Primary Duties

  • Oversee and supervise a team of Isaacs Center Advance and Earn graduates in the planning, preparing, execution, and delivery of meals and produce kits for delivery to vulnerable community members

  • Ensure meal recipients’ feedback is collected and create action plans when needed

  • Create a weekly menu and lead a team of production cooks its execution

  • Provide strengths-based performance feedback that is designed to equip Advance and Earn graduates with the technical, leadership, and interpersonal skills required for professional success and growth in the hospitality or adjacent fields

  • Follow standard operating procedures for the unpacking, labeling, storing, and rotation of food and disposables

  • Lead team in inventory management and proper maintenance of equipment and food storage areas

  • Responsible for team adherence to safe food handling best practices, as it pertains to food preparation, storage, and distribution

  • Coordinate and facilitate on-going coaching and training of interns interested in careers in the culinary arts

  • Report appliance/equipment failure

  • Perform other duties as required

    Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Possession of a valid Food Handlers License, as issued by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Experience following and creating recipes

  • Experience following standard operating procedures

  • Experience in cooking to satisfy specific nutrition guidelines

  • Understanding common food allergens and experience cooking for clients with food allergies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook

  • CPR certified and AED/first Aid Certified or be willing to attend both training

  • Experience or interest in serving older adults in a community setting

  • Bilingual, English/Spanish or English/Chinese highly preferred

  • 2-3 years of kitchen management or supervisory experience preferred

    Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stoop, bend, lift and carry up to 50 , and stand long hours as needed

  • Ability to multi -task and work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work flexible hours (e.g., evenings and weekends)

  • Able to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and potentially other holidays

    Workplace Safety

  • Utilize the provided personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves at all times; use provided hand sanitizer as needed

  • Wash hands before the start of the work shift, throughout your shift as needed, and at the end of the work shift

  • Follow established cleaning, sanitizing, and safety procedures

  • Report immediately; personal flu-like symptoms and/or symptoms related to Covid-19

  • Report immediately; personal exposure to others who have exhibited flu-like symptoms and/or symptoms related to Covid-19

    Employee Benefits :

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Life Insurance/Commuter benefits/Employee Assistance Program (EAP)/Flexible Spending Accounts

  • 403B Thrift Retirement Plan

  • 12 Annual Sick Days

  • 12 Agency Holidays

  • 20 Days or 4 Weeks of Paid Time off and an additional week (5) days after 5 years of employment

  • Total of more than 6 weeks (a month and half) of paid time off

    We are committed to building an inclusive workplace community grounded in respect for differences. We support hiring a broadly diverse team of qualified individuals who will contribute to our organizations.

    Goddard Riverside and Isaacs Center provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.