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Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:07 AM


Company Name:Food Shift
Job Description:
Position: Chef

Reports to: Culinary Director

Pay Rate: $21 per hour

Hours: Approximately 7:00 – 2 pm M-Thursday, 24-28 hrs per week

Job duration: January 22nd- February 27th, 2018

Classification: Part Time, Hourly, Temporary

Location: Alameda, CA

Food Shift is a project of Earth Island Institute and is dedicated to building sustainable solutions that reduce wasted food, increase access to nutritious food, and provide employment for disadvantaged populations. The responsibilities of the Chef are vital to the everyday operations and production at The Food Shift Kitchen. This role helps the Culinary Director to remain involved in maintaining controls in kitchen production and able to instruct apprentices in culinary skills. While these task are performed by the Chef, they are supported and supervised closely by the Culinary Director. By retrieving, organizing, cooking, and delivering food, the Chef will play a critical role in expanding and executing on food service contracts that bring in revenue to sustain and grow the program.

➦ Drive commercial vehicle for food pickup and delivery as needed.

➦ Support with purchasing ingredients, supplies, and equipment.

➦ Maintain, label, and organize inventory.

➦ Reports directly to the Culinary Director (CD)

➦ Support CD with tracking of kitchen metrics including food loss.

➦ Support with adhering to food safety policies.

➦ Assists CD in creating and executing a cleaning schedule

➦ Assists CD in creating and executing HACCP

➦ Assists CD in creating and maintaining FIFO system

➦ Support with the mentoring and teaching of apprentices and volunteers – including food safety, kitchen protocols, and Food Shift values.

➦ Passion and drive to contribute to Food Shift’s mission.

➦ Must have valid CA Driver’s License and a clean driving record.

➦ Hold current Servsafe manager certificate

➦ Experience and knowledge of HACCP and FIFO

➦ Ability to execute administration and logistics flawlessly

➦ Experience mentoring and teaching others

➦ Understanding of culinary terms and knowledge of vegetable substitutions

➦ Organization and attention to detail

➦ Patience, compassion, and clear communication

➦ Dedicated to recycling, composting, and keeping as much food as possible out of the waste stream.

The ideal candidate has passion for our mission, willingness to take on any challenge, a positive attitude, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. The Food Shift Kitchen is a new and evolving program so comfort with a start-up environment is important. We are looking for someone who enjoys teaching others, a strong communicator, adaptable to change, and interested in investing in the continuous improvement of the program.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to ✉ .

Mission Statement

Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses and governments to develop long-term sustainable solutions to reduce food waste and build more resilient communities.


We believe thousands of people can be employed in the recovery, redistribution and processing of excess food. By reducing food waste, we can feed the hungry, create jobs, combat climate change and cultivate more sustainable communities.

• Location: Alameda, CA, East Bay

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