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Culinary Manager

Rosedale Development Association, Inc.
Job Description

Posted 03/10/19 

The Culinary Manager is responsible for developing and overseeing the menu for the Rainbow Summer Program at Rainbow Mennonite Church. Rainbow Summer Program is a 6-week summer educational enrichment program for approximately 100 children who have completed grades K - 8.  Curriculum emphases include reading, financial literacy, wellness literacy (gardening, health/nutrition and physical fitness) financial literacy, parental involvement, and social action/community service.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop an appropriate menu for the full six-week Rainbow Summer Program

  • Order food needed to prepare the menu

  • Serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack to scholars and staff daily

  • Store perishable and non-perishable food items in an appropriate location

  • Keep the kitchen, food preparation and serving areas clean and sanitized at all times

  • Collaborate with Harvesters

  • Supervise high school aged dishwashers and work with assistant cook

  • Prepare the kitchen, food preparation areas and utensils prior to the opening of the Rainbow Summer Program session

  • Clean the kitchen, food preparation areas and utensils after the close of the Rainbow Summer Program

  • Plan and prepare meals using vegetables from the Rainbow Garden

  • Participate in and attend weekly staff meetings.

  • Maintain professional relations with Rainbow Mennonite Church staff providing Rainbow Summer Program support


  • ?GED or High school diploma
  • Experience in USDA food preparation and serving standards for large groups.

  • At least one year of successful work experience as a lead cook or assistant cook in a nutritional program

  • Possess good human relations skills and be able to work effectively with children, young adults and adults

Be able to develop and follow menus

Must demonstrate a working knowledge of:

  • USDA food preparation requirements and standards

  • The role of the position in relationship to the RMC congregation and the Sharing Community in Rosedale’s mission and vision

Preferred Education & Experience:  High School or GED degree with some college experience required. Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Dependable and self-starter
  • Possess good communication and literacy skills
  • Interest in preparing healthy meals for children

Salary: $4,000

Supervisory Responsibility: Culinary staff

Supervision Received: The Culinary Manager reports to the RSP Program Coordinator
Send resume & cover letter to Josh Ellermann,
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