Are you passionate about making sure your community receives its daily bread? Are you innovative in the kitchen? We want to talk to you
About Us: Since 1975, the Mustard Seed Street Church has been fighting hunger and restoring faith to working with families and individuals living in poverty throughout the Capital Regional District. We are a Christian community offering a continuum of care including the Hospitality Centre for relationship building and advocacy, the Family Centre that supports and empowers families , Vancouver Island’s largest Food Security Distribution Centre, and our addiction recovery program at Hope Farm Healing Centre in Duncan. We also offer church services for those seeking a place to belong and grow spiritually. Through these core programs we assist over 5,000 people each month with the help of more than 50 daily volunteers and many generous financial supporters!
About the Job:
The Kitchen Coordinator is a program position with the Hospitality and the Food Security Teams and is responsible for the planning, preparation and serving of food. This includes managing weekday volunteers, communication with weekend teams, and oversight of weekday community lunches. The coordinator will ensure the Mustard Seed Street Church’s (MSSC) Queens Avenue and Viewfield Rd. Warehouse kitchens comply with Island Health and food safe standards and best practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Christian leadership, organization and coordination of the MSSC kitchens (Queens Ave and Viewfield Rd locations)
Ensuring compliance with Island Health food safe and health regulations for both kitchens
Development of Kitchen Safety, Cleaning and Organization Plans for both locations
Creation and fostering of a positive and supportive food skills/knowledge environment
Facilitation of training workshops for kitchen volunteers and mentoring weekend lead cook
Weekday volunteer scheduling, communication, task delegation and retention
Efficient and economical kitchen inventory management including food, equipment and resources, coordinating with warehouse teams
Coordination of the preparation and serving of community lunches Monday – Friday
Collaboration and cooperation with Family Centre staff and volunteers for meal and snack planning and preparation
Communication and collaboration with Weekend Volunteer Team Leads for meal planning and food ordering for Weekend Meals
Coordination and collaboration with others for all other food serving aspects including special events.
Other duties as required
Post-secondary degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or related field or min 3years chef or Kitchen management experience
Min 3 years of experience in social services and/or non-profit field
Required – Food Safe Asset: Food Safe Level 2
Required – Standard First Aid and CPR-C
Required – Acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance
Required – working knowledge of Microsoft
Class 5 driver’s license,
Assets: WHIMIS and ASSIST
Please visit http://mustardseed.ca/job-opportunities/39 before applying, for the full job description including key competencies and terms and conditions of employment.
If this jobs sounds like it’s for you, please email with “Kitchen Coordinator” in the subject line. We look forward to getting to know you!