The Hospitality Hub of Memphis Kitchen Associate Memphis, TN · Full time

The primary responsibility of the Kitchen Associate is to prepare timely healthy, delicious meals for all overnight guests three times a day (up to 60 people including children); lunches for Work Local participants (up to 40 per day); additional meal services as needed for staff, guests, and visitors. The Kitchen Associate is responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly kitchen—including the storage and dining area—and creating a healthy, bright, and fresh environment. All positions may, if needed, help in other departments on occasion.

Description

The primary responsibility of the Kitchen Associate is to prepare timely healthy, delicious meals for all overnight guests three times a day (up to 60 people including children); lunches for Work Local participants (up to 40 per day); additional meal services as needed for staff, guests, and visitors. The Kitchen Associate is responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly kitchen—including the storage and dining area—and creating a healthy, bright, and fresh environment. All positions may, if needed, help in other departments on occasion.


The Hospitality Hub serves people who have experienced discrimination, violence, and other traumatic events. Many Hub clients and guests are healing from trauma related to their marginalization. It is critically important that all members of the Hub team maintain a hospitable and welcoming environment by remaining calm and kind when clients are feeling frustrated.


Reports to: Facilities Manager

Hours: Daytime (exact hours TBD)

Pay: Range starts at $15/hour 

Benefits: All full-time, regular employees at the Hospitality Hub are offered medical insurance benefits, paid vacation days, paid sick days, and paid parental leave.


Responsibilities:

  • Prepares food items by cutting, chopping, mixing, and preparing sauces
  • Cooks main dishes, desserts, appetizers, and snacks by grilling, frying, sautéing, and other cooking methods to specified recipes and standards
  • Plates and serves or pre-packs prepared foods 
  • Follows all kitchen operation and hygiene procedures to meet food safety standards and regulations including the handling and storage of food
  • Follows recipes, including measuring, weighing, and mixing ingredients
  • Sets up and stocks food items and other necessary supplies
  • Maintains cleanliness and complies with food sanitation requirements by properly handling food and ensuring correct storage
  • Wears gloves when handling all food
  • Cleans and sanitizes cooking surfaces at the end of the shift
  • Puts away all pots, pans, and utensils where they belong
  • Performs inventory checks and completes food storage logs


 Requirements: 

  • 2+ years of experience as a line cook, restaurant cook, or prep cook
  • Experience with various cooking methods and procedures
  • Familiar with industry best practices including healthy eating and sanitation
  • Basic written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to use Slack (a chat messaging application) to communicate with colleagues
  • Organizational skills
  • Accuracy and speed in executing tasks
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Follows directions and instructions
  • Able to work 8 hours on your feet and lift 30 lbs


Unfortunately, we cannot confirm receipt of or respond to every single application. If your experience matches many but not all of the qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. 


The Hospitality Hub staff works with vulnerable populations. To maintain the safety of our clients and guests, all offers of employment at the Hub are contingent on a background check. Results of the background check may not necessarily disqualify candidates from being hired. 


The Hospitality Hub is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: The Hub is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at The Hub are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. The Hub will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. The Hub encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people of all ages to apply.

Salary

$15 - $15 per hour