The Millstone Kitchen is shared-use commercial kitchen space. The facility provides a safe, affordable commercial kitchen available to rent by the hour for entrepreneurs. The kitchen meets all codes and licensing requirements necessary to develop a wide variety of food products.
The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the 2,100 square-‐foot Millstone Kitchen. The Kitchen Committee of Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc. provides general oversight of the duties of the Kitchen Manager.
The Kitchen Manager ensures that Millstone Kitchen meets its mission of assisting start-up and low-moderate-‐income food entrepreneurs in launching and managing successful businesses by providing: (1) a fully licensed and equipped commercial kitchen they can use for the development and ongoing preparation of their food products; and (2) professional food industry technical assistance relating to start up and scaling.
This approximately 30 hr a week position requires maintaining a flexible schedule and being “on call.” This is a 24/7 facility and emergencies requiring kitchen manager assistance could occur at any time. This position may be eligible for the student federal loan forgiveness program.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. The position performs other duties as assigned in order to respond to new demands and to ensure a cooperative environment.
- Oversees the operation and management of all equipment, facility, utilities, and general use including compliance with local, state, and federal requirements for commercial food facilities
- Ensures all equipment is properly working and schedules equipment repair and maintenance
- Manages the scheduling and security systems for the commercial kitchen facility
- Collects, manages and maintains user documentation including but not limited to commercial liability insurance, food safety license, signed user’s agreement, and rent payments
Kitchen Users Duties
- Trains all users of the kitchen on operations, safety, and maintenance
- Enforces kitchen use policies and standard operating procedures
- Organizes the rental of cold and dry storage
- Provides technical assistance to food entrepreneurs as needed, including:
- sourcing product in the area
- learning commercial equipment
- start up process and requirements
- referrals to partner organizations
- Tracks outcomes and job creation for kitchen clients
- Promotes businesses of food entrepreneurs using the kitchen among clients, diners, and other residents at the Old School
- Works to establish supply chain relationships between farmers, kitchen users, and distributors
Community and Education Duties
- Assists and coordinates with the other commercial tenants at the Old School to ensure the kitchen is maximized for all users at the Old School
- Cultivates relationships with regional and local organizations for promotion of facility, community use, and referral services to clients
- Organizes business development workshops and coordinates with local partners to provide content
- Develops and coordinates revenue generating culinary or nutrition education classes
- Markets and promotes services to potential users, funders, partners, and other stakeholders
- Makes updates to kitchen’s website as needed
- Assists with building the facility’s social media presence and developing digital and print marketing materials, as needed.
- Tracks and reports on metrics as required by funders
- Attends Kitchen Committee meetings and prepares monthly reports on kitchen operations
- Assists the Kitchen Committee in development of new private and public funding streams
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Strong commitment to the mission of Live, Work, Eat, Gather
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
- Highly organized with excellent time and space management skills
- A passion for great food and a willingness to taste anything
- Compassionate spirit able to work with people of diverse backgrounds
- Strong problem solver: always acting to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-‐paced environment
- Flexibility, creativity, and capacity to work both independently and collaboratively
- Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, social media, and electronic communication platforms
- Experience working in a nonprofit organizational environment
- Professional kitchen experience and/or culinary training
This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.
STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23rd, 2020.