The Centre for Faith, Arts, and Justice – Kitchen Coordinator/Chef

The Centre for Faith, Arts, and Justice at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain is seeking a Kitchen Coordinator/Chef for their community meals program. The Centre’s food program includes six meal delivery times: Monday (lunch and dinner), Wednesday (lunch and dinner), Friday (lunch), and Saturday (lunch). First Baptist Church’s Crossroads Kitchen has been providing community meals since 2009. Co-sponsored by the nonprofit Ethos, the program currently delivers about 700 meals per week to many seniors and low income residents of Jamaica Plain and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Kitchen Coordinator/Chef responsibilities:

  • Prepare balanced, nutritious community meals, with the assistance of the program’s volunteer team
  • Manage kitchen within industry standards according to ServeSafe practices/requirements, insuring all food is properly prepared, dated and stored
  • Coordinate and receive food purchases and donation pick-ups with the Food Justice Coordinator and volunteer team
  • Provide written menus for all meals
  • Collaborate and share kitchen space with community caterers
  • Collaborate with church staff to oversee food preparation and service for special events
  • Represent FBCJP consistent with our church’s mission
  • Directly responsible to the Food Justice Coordinator, working in conjunction with pastor and church moderator
  • Other responsibilities as needed


  • Current ServeSafe certification
  • Minimum of 2 years culinary/kitchen/food prep experience
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and interact with kitchen volunteer teams and diverse community
  • Strong communication, collaborative interpersonal skills, ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to load/unload, transport and inventory food/supplies
  • Must be available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for community meals
  • Computer skills preferred
  • CORI check required

Compensation: $35,000 salary

Hours: roughly 30-40 hours, four 5-6 hour meal shifts plus some varied additional responsibilities, mostly days

Free lunch and/or dinner, 4 weeks (20 work days) paid time off

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How to apply

Submit the following: resume, copy of current ServeSafe certificate, and contact information for 3 references, including two current/previous employers

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