19 days old

Daytime Cook $3,000 Sign-On Bonus

Nations Finest
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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This is a full-time position working 30-32 hours per week. This is a benefit-eligible position working day shift.

Nation's Finest has been providing veteran services in Sonoma County since 1972. As the premier veteran services provider in the region, Nation's Finest takes its mission seriously: ending veteran homelessness.

Learn more about our programs by visiting www.nationsfinest.org.

This position has some flexibility in scheduling, but is required to work onsite for 30-32 hours per week during the day. Nation's Finest offers an outstanding benefits package including the following:

- Affordable healthcare for you and your dependents ($63/month for the employee, and 80% premium coverage for dependents)

- No-cost vision and dental coverage

- No-cost life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance

- AUTOMATIC 7% retirement contributions (no match required!) upon eligibility

- Casual work environment

- Excellent paid time off including: 12 paid holidays, generous sick time accrual, 4 personal days, 15 vacation days, 1 floating birthday holiday, and 8 hours of paid volunteer time annually.

- Eligible for annual COLA increases and bonuses as funding allows

Job Description

Job Title: Nutrition Services Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Nutrition Services Coordinator is responsible for the operations of the residents' meal plans. Under supervision of the Site Director, the Nutrition Services Coordinator supervises kitchen helpers in the preparation of daily meals, and insures proper nutrition, maintains adequate supplies, and enforces food and kitchen safety.

Job Duties:

  1. Prepare and assist in serving the main evening meal for the campus residential programs, Monday through Friday evenings, or as otherwise directed.
  2. Ensure accommodation of clients' special dietary requirements, such as diabetes or allergies.
  3. Develop and monitor a monthly budget that maximizes use of donated foods, emphasizes best seasonal values, ensures high nutrition, and has a reasonable balance of from-scratch and convenience items.
  4. Supervise assigned work team of kitchen helpers in preparing, displaying, and serving of meals, to include clean up.
  5. Conduct weekly food ordering and shopping.
  6. Prepare ahead of time and safely store meals to be served during off duty times, with written instructions on how to prepare and serve the entre and any directions for additional salads and/or other accompaniments
  7. Enforce efficient menu planning that utilizes available food-stuffs and implements, and reasonable portion controls to ensure a balanced, healthy, and nutritious diet.
  8. Promptly notify the Facility Worker of any facility or equipment repair needs or required upgrades and assist when necessary.
  9. Develop written guidelines to ensure safe and hygienic food handling, and safe food preparation procedures and cooking, and proper sanitization and storage of serving equipment.
  10. Provide training to kitchen helpers and supervisors on safe and efficient food preparation, and required safety procedures.
  11. Ensure seasonings, basic sandwich materials, and other required materials are available for all meals, including those prepared during off-duty times.
  12. Prepare and assist in serving special event meals, as directed.
  13. Perform other related duties as directed.

Required Job Skills:

  1. Able to cook and prepare timely meals for large groups (50-60 people) in a multi-sitting meal environment.
  2. Knowledge of all applicable food safety and sanitation laws and practices,
  3. Knowledge of nutritional requirements (including accommodations for special needs clients), and how to implement portion controls.
  4. Able to maintain a cooperative working relationship with residents and staff.
  5. Able to prepare orders and maintain proper inventory of food stocks and kitchen supplies.
  6. Able to follow monthly food budgets, track expenses, and innovatively meet food service needs while staying within the budget.


Any combination of experience or formal training in large scale food services, including menu planning, food preparation and supplies ordering that would equate to 2 years of experience.

A current Serve-Safe certification must be obtained within 30 days of employment.

Current valid driver's license, DMV printout, and proof of insurance required in order to drive the company vehicle to occasionally pick up donations, reasonable accommodations may be made.

Veteran status desirable but not required.


$19 - $20 per hour, depending on experience. Full-time, non-exempt position.



Posted: 2021-08-31 Expires: 2021-10-01
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