Supervisor: Managing Director, Career & Education Services

Overview: Join The Door’s Culinary and Community Wellness team as Head Chef and Food Service Supervisor. Since 1972, The Door – A Center of Alternatives has provided a breadth and depth of services to empower young people to reach their full potential.

The Head Chef and Food Service Supervisor will be responsible for of the supervision, preparation, and distribution of all meals for Broome Street Academy and The Door and assure the smooth operation of the kitchen. The Head Chef and Food Service Supervisor is responsible for maintaining all kitchen and food service licenses as well as being compliant with all state and federal regulations. Our kitchen is a shared kitchen where the morning team serves breakfast and lunch meals for the charter school while the afternoon team prepares and distributes dinner while running a culinary arts training program between 2-7pm.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a teacher or chef in a restaurant, school, community-based organization, or other food service business.
  • Experience in culinary training program, management, and youth development work is a must.


  • Fosters a youth development approach to all aspects of food service.
  • Ensures that the kitchen and food distribution are in compliance with DOHMH guidelines and food safety regulations regarding proper kitchen hygiene and maintenance.
  • Maintain annual health permit and all inspections from DOH
  • Ensures kitchen is following all regulations associated with Federal and State food programs, including USDA, CACFP, HPNAP, ESFP, DOHMH, NSLP and SFA.
  • Responsible for preparing and distributing daily dinner service for approximately 120 community members
  • Responsible for weekly menu planning, purchasing, and inventory with assistance/approval from Director of Culinary and Community Wellness
  • Submit food orders to vendors in a timely manner
  • Works with kitchen staff to ensure that menus are youth friendly, culturally competent, creative, nutrient dense, and in compliance with NYSED and CACFP.
  • Receive and inspect incoming product for quality and quantity and ensure prompt and proper storage.
  • Ensure that quality and quantity of food meet standards for meal patterns established by designated regulatory agencies (i.e. USDA, FDA, NSLP etc.).
  • Supervise and coordinate daily activities of all kitchen staff engaged in food preparation, meal service and cleanup, including chefs, support staff, and interns for both The Door and Broome Street Academy
  • Supervise and participate in training other kitchen personnel in their duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure all kitchen staff are trained and meet annual training requirements
  • Generate daily food production records, maintain monthly inventory, and records of all food item purchases
  • Ensure safe handling and proper temperature control of prepared food
  • Ensure security of refrigerators, freezers, storerooms, and office before leaving for the day
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of entire kitchen, cafeteria and walk-in, including dishes and equipment to all sanitation standards
  • Manages all meal reimbursement claims for The Door and Broome Street Academy under the NYSED and CACFP guidelines
  • Oversees food inventory and purchasing for The Door’s kitchen and pantry as well as Broome Street Academy’s School Food Authority
  • Maintains Serve Safe Certification


  • Food Handlers license; ServeSafe Certification; Culinary Degree
  • Management and administrative experience a must
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration a must
  • Experience working with adolescents and youth development work
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Hours: 35 hours, temporary position (3-month period)

Salary: Commensurate based on experience

Contact: Please submit your cover letter and resume to APPLY!