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Elizabeth H

Cranaleith is looking for a kitchen manager/chef
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Gaelic for “sanctuary of trees,” Cranaleith is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that offers serene and rejuvenating space to those who wish to reflect on what matters deeply in their lives, renew their spirit for life and work, or restore themselves from life’s traumas. Individuals and groups are invited to participate in retreats and other programs offered in a spirit-rekindling environment of well-being, respect, and harmony. Cranaleith is seeking an experienced kitchen manager/head chef between 20 to 40 hours per week including weekends. Cranaleith is known for its excellent hospitality and is committed to promoting health and well-being by serving nutritionally balanced meals with a sense of joy and good taste. Most foods are made in-house with local and organic produce or sourced from our on-site gardens. We are committed to serving healthy, local, organic food. Individuals should possess knowledge of cooking for various diets. This position is responsible for menu planning, food purchase, prep, and cooking for large, small groups, and individuals. It requires flexibility in scheduling of hours. Experienced in commercial kitchen operation preferred but not required. Must be Safe Serve certified or able to obtain prior to employment. Among this key team member’s responsibilities will be: · Work with other team members in prepping and cooking for large and small groups, retreat participants, and special events. Participate in a year-round flexible schedule including designated weekends, weekdays and evenings coordinated and balanced in advance with other kitchen staff; · Preparing and serving a full array of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time meals –from scratch – and meeting the intergenerational, dietary and allergy needs of each guest/group; · Interacting with guests during meal service, being consistently welcoming and accommodating – serving them as required and requested; · Helping to coordinate/supervise food purchasing, food storage and food service supplies; · Participating in maintaining inventory control to reduce waste and spoilage, and maintain a cost-efficient operation; · Participating in set up, clean up, restocking, dish washing and sanitation processes in kitchen and dining room ; · Maintain a strong and consistent focus on details, personal/professional organization, proactive problem solving, teamwork, dependability, and operational excellence; · Serve diverse cultures and socio-economic groups so that guests are welcomed; · Help ensure the implementation of the highest kitchen quality, safety, and cleanliness standards; · Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment – demonstrating excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to handle constructive feedback well and learn from mistakes; · Participate in other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: · At least 3 years cooking in a commercial kitchen preferred. · Safe Serve certified or able to obtain certification prior to employment. · Interest in farm to table and organic cooking · Culinary certificate or Associates Degree preferred. · Driver’s License Please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references with contact information, and relevant certifications. Position will remain open until filled; only fully completed applications will be considered. Please email in one PDF document your cover letter, resume, three professional references with contact information, and relevant certifications to the email address below. Position will remain open until filled; only fully completed applications will be considered. No phone calls please. Via email, please send all materials in one PDF document to: Deborah Kost Executive Director [email protected]

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