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Food Service Associate

Job Description:

As a member of staff, uphold, promote, and encourage, in word and deed, desired organizational culture and values; purposefully seek to establish and maintain a culture that is based on grace and affirms and advances KGM’s vision and purpose. Utilizing a very limited budget, ensure that three meals per day are provided for guests. Responsible for weekly meal planning and preparation donations. Support the Kitchen Manager in Accepting donations, processing donations, and providing receipts.

Job Type:

Part Time

Job Responsibilities

  • Designate surplus donations within the community for consumption and minimization of waste.
  • Ensure donated food is properly dated.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly maintained and in working order. Train others for incorrect utilization.
  • Operate all food services in compliance with established health and safety standards including The Serv-Safe, USDA
  • , and OSHA.
  • Train volunteers and guests in proper safety and food handling procedures.
  • Accurately report daily meal count.
  • Mentor/disciple guests assigned to work in the kitchen.
  • Maintain storage of all food and non-food items.
  • Interface with program staff to facilitate guests’ completion of daily Christian Service Hours.
  • Responsible to train, supervise/oversee guests and volunteers.
  • Oversee the organization, maintenance, and cleanliness of all Food Service equipment and storage areas under the
  • direction of the Kitchen Manager and Director of Food Service.
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of emergency food baskets when needed.
  • Promote a Trauma Informed Culture

Qualifications / Must Be Able To

  • Highly ethical with the ability to make smart, timely decisions.
  • Ability to produce meals to scale, serving up to and potentially more than 400 meals at a time
  • Know how to function a tilt skillet, steamer, oven, flat top, grill, and other commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Basic computer skills

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The Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries is a privately funded 501(c)3 non-profit, evangelical Christian ministry.   Our designated purpose is religious, and we are a Christ-centered ministry which is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and helping the homeless and impoverished.  We consider every position to be essential in the fulfillment of our ministry and Statement of Purpose.  As such, each employee must have a relationship with Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.  All employees must:

• Be able and willing to share the Gospel and participate in all of the ministry activities of the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries;
• Subscribe to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Statement of Faith and Qualifications for Employment upon hire and continuously while employed;
• Adhere to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Employee Handbook

1 Peter 3:15 NIV But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.