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Prep Team Lead

Posted: 05/03/2021

Working under the supervision of the Kitchen Manager, the Prep Team Lead will ensure the preparation of up to 500 hot, healthy, nutritious meals each day in a restaurant-style community kitchen.  The person in this role also must be able to perform the duties of all positions in the back of the house and be cross trained in front of the house responsibilities.  The Prep Team Lead will serve as the primary volunteer liaison for back of house operations at KCCK, using clear direction and patience to ensure the quality of their work.
REPORTS TO:  Kitchen Manager                       Job Type: Full-time                            FSLA Status: Non-exempt

Food Preparation and Planning

  • Following the Kitchen Manager’s daily prep lists and weekly meal plan, ensure kitchen provides nutritious and well-proportioned meals in accordance with The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) guidelines
  • Meet all health department standards for safe food handling and preparation
  • Maintain and implement daily food prep lists provided by the Kitchen Manager
  • Train and supervise volunteers in the proper preparation of menu items and operation of equipment
  • Control food cost and waste by following proper usage of products from storage areas
  • Participate in pre-shift meetings with Front of House Manager and volunteers to communicate daily tasks and menu items, predetermined each morning with the Kitchen Manager
  • Orient new volunteers, in cooperation with Front of House Manager, to kitchen processes, policies and procedures
  • Ensure that volunteers avoid cross contamination, improper food handling and/or storage practices, etc., through proper training and supervision
  • Motivate, develop, and direct volunteers as they work
  • Engage volunteers by inviting them to post on social media and support NourishKC through other gifts
Kitchen Operations
  • Organize food products and supplies, including assisting with receiving orders and placing them in the walk-in cooler and other storage areas, re-arranging product in the walk-in cooler, and arranging items in cabinets
  • Serve as primary contact for food and other in-kind donations at KCCK, ensuring all donations are recorded promptly and accurately
  • Complete weekly inventory for all cleaning supplies and disposables, and communicate to Kitchen Manager ordering needs
  • Maintain appropriate cleaning schedules for kitchen floors, mats, walls, hoods, ceilings, other equipment, and food storage areas
  • Oversee the cleaning of utensils, equipment, and food preparation areas
  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment, including but not limited to sinks, stoves, grills, hoods, coolers, freezers, etc., are in proper operational condition and cleaned on a regular basis
  • Perform basic repairs as needed to the kitchen equipment, or communicate with Kitchen Manager regarding repairs and upkeep to the facility and equipment
  • Maintain records for food waste and temperature logs for the purpose of program evaluation and grant reporting


Education & Experience
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; previous culinary training preferred
  • ServSafe certificate required
  • Working knowledge of all restaurant equipment and local and national health codes
  • 3+ years’ experience in a large volume, fast paced kitchen
  • Previous management or volunteer coordination preferred
Personal Characteristics
  • Understands ethical behavior and business practices and ensures that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of NourishKC
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally
  • Speaks, listens, and writes in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Assesses situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and makes clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization
Skills & Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and policy and procedure manuals
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, volunteers, and guests
Working conditions
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday between 6:30am-3:00pm  
  • Flexibility to work some holidays, evenings and weekends as needed 
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 9 hours)
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will also perform other job-related duties as assigned.  This organization reserves the right to change job duties as the need arises.  This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, current employment status, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999