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Chef Manager

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The Doe Fund | New York, NY

The Doe Fund

Published 21 days ago

Up to $46,120USD

Are you ready to embark on a new career endeavor?    

Join The Doe Fund on our mission to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism by providing holistic services, housing and work opportunities to the under-served populations including the formerly homeless and incarcerated, disconnected youth, veterans, and people living with AIDS. Our flagship transitional work program-- Ready, Willing & Able-- integrates paid work, occupational training, and holistic supportive services to facilitate an individual’s return to mainstream society. 

We are currently seeking a Chef Manager. The Chef Manager is responsible for providing support to the Food Service’s Director, as well as in the kitchen both with junior staff and with the culinary trainees participating in the culinary training program. We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits including medical and dental coverage, paid participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, discount gym memberships, paid holidays and more. 

  The Ideal Candidate:  

  • You have excellent reading, writing and math skills
  • You have a High School Diploma/Equivalency
  • You have two years’ experience
  • You have Food Handlers or Servsafe
  • You have culinary training or at least 5 years working experience, restaurant preferred
  • You have three years’ experience supervising staff
  • You have excellent culinary skills, some catering experience preferred
  • You have 3 years’ experience with high volume production and large batch cooking
  • You have to ability to oversee trainees of the culinary program through on-the-job component of the culinary program
  • You have knowledge of utilization of knife cuts in a fast, efficient and safe manner
  • You are computer savvy
  • You maintain proper and adequate set-up of the kitchen/station on a daily basis. This includes: requisitioning and stocking of all required food, paper products and condiments
  • You have knowledge of safety and sanitation in the workplace
  • You have flexibility in schedule with the ability to work early mornings, weekends and evenings 

  Key Responsibilities:  

  • Overseeing the operation of the kitchen, which includes:  
  • Inventory 
  • Food prep 
  • Purchasing 
  • Repairs 
  • Supervision 
  • Menu creation 
  • Administrative duties  
  • Maintaining compliance with DHS (Department of Homeless Services) and DOH (Department of Health) sood Standards. 
  • Collect and sign off on time sheets for their staff.   
  • Monitoring over time  
  • Send to food service manager for final approval   
  • Reach out to Food Services Director to discuss any HR issues then as a Food Service team representative with Human Resources Department 
  • Maintain facility budget compliance 
  • Attend all meetings as required 
  • Produce all reports as necessary  
  • Supervise staff and trainees  


  • Coaches and provides guidance to departmental staff and trainees by enhancing their culinary skills. 
  • Manages staff time off making sure kitchen is properly staffed  
  • Make sure kitchen is following proper protocol when dealing with internal Work-to-Pay system and 
  • Manages time off for trainees   
  • Meet with facility Food Services staff once a month to address: 
  • Any issues:  
  • Staff 
  • Trainee 
  • Operational 
  • Improvements  
  • Create an environment where both staff and trainees feel they are always learning  
  • Make sure techniques taught in class are being used in facility kitchens  
  • Stay engaged with trainees as they go through the food service road map making sure they are attending classes  
  • Scheduling - Payroll 
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for regulatory compliance. DOHA, QA inspection once a month  
  • Record production and operational data on specified forms. 
  • Monitoring that sanitation practices are followed. 
  • Ensure all food and equipment are purchased properly for both internal and external events   

Kitchen Duties  

  • Coordinating tasks for cook, prep and porter positions. 
  • Prepare and cook foods for special guests and functions 
  • Ensure all events at their facility are prepared to the highest standards 
  • Make sure to follow the policy of prepping day in advance  
  • Assist Food Service Director with both internal and external catering events  
  • Attend calendar meeting each week for upcoming week with both Director and Food Service Manager   


Submit your application for review. Before you go, we want to assure you that we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace reflective of individuals who share our mission and who want to join us in working on the cutting-edge of important social issues. We are an equal opportunity employer and we highly encourage applications from candidates regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. 

To apply to this position, please visit the following link:

Are you ready to embark on a new career endeavor?    

Join The Doe Fund on our mission to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism by providing holistic services, housing and work opportunities to the under-served…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Managerial


New York, NY

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