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Nutritionally Savvy Cook

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Lutheran Settlement House
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Philadelphia, PA

Lutheran Settlement House


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Published 19 days ago

December 14, 2020
Up to $13

Mission:

Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia.

Over the past century, the programs and services offered by LSH have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. However, the core mission of Lutheran Settlement House —"to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services"— has remained constant.

Scope of the position:  

Under the supervision of the Kitchen Supervisor at our homeless shelter, Jane Addams Place, the Nutritionally Savvy Cook is responsible for the preparation of meals and the overall improvement of

the nutritional quality of meals served at the shelter.  The Nutritionally Savvy Cook will assist with

the pilot program to bring healthy food initiatives into the shelter.

Functions and Duties:

  • Reflects in professional practice the mission and philosophy of Lutheran Settlement House/Jane Addams Place;
  • Prepares meals according to Office of Homeless Services (OHS) and CACFP (Child and Family Food Program) guidelines;
  • Collaborates on the healthy food pilot project;
  • Maintains updated inventory of food and supplies; 
  • Verifies incoming food and supply orders and corrects errors, shortages or surpluses;
  • Works with kitchen staff to provide healthy alternative meals for families;
  • Maintains a cleaned and organized space for all fresh produce;
  • Works with Kitchen Supervisor on any issues related to special dietary needs;
  • Reviews kitchen OHS weekly menu, adds and/or substitutes for a more nutritiously balanced meal by incorporating fresh produce;
  • Introduces new recipes and assists with preparation collaborating with kitchen staff;
  • Works with outside partnerships as relates to delivery dates/times and assists with scheduling and arranging our healthy food program;
  • Schedules meal preparation and healthy food choice classes or programs with our families.  
  • Collaborates on the healthy food pilot project;
  • Maintains updated inventory of food and supplies; 
  • Verifies incoming food and supply orders and corrects errors, shortages or surpluses;
  • Works with kitchen staff to provide healthy alternative meals for families;
  • Maintains a cleaned and organized space for all fresh produce;
  • Works with Kitchen Supervisor on any issues related to special dietary needs;
  • Reviews kitchen OHS weekly menu, adds and/or substitutes for a more nutritiously balanced meal by incorporating fresh produce;
  • Introduces new recipes and assists with preparation collaborating with kitchen staff;
  • Works with outside partnerships as relates to delivery dates/times and assists with scheduling and arranging our healthy food program;
  • Schedules meal preparation and healthy food choice classes or programs with our families. 

Qualifications:

Must have a working knowledge of how to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into well-balanced meals. Additionally, this candidate should be interested in establishing partnerships within the community to enhance the overall nutritional efforts at the Jane Addams Place.  Enthusiasm about cooking with fresh produce is highly preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of food preparation, serving, kitchen procedures and safety. Must be Safe Serve certified. Prior experience working in a food service program is a plus, but not mandatory. Experience working with homeless individuals/families or high risk populations is a plus.  High school diploma or equivalent.

Mission:

Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia.

Over the past century, the programs and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Benefits

Schedule flexibility, 14+ org-wide holidays and/or flex days for essential staff (as applicable to your PT status) and an overall family friendly organizational culture.

Schedule flexibility, 14+ org-wide holidays and/or flex days for essential staff (as applicable to your PT status) and an overall family friendly organizational culture.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English (reading/writing/verbal communication)

Proficient in English (reading/writing/verbal communication)

Location

Philadelphia, PA

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