Refugee and Immigrant Services Food Services Coordinator

Refugee and Immigrant Services Food Services Coordinator

Refugee and Immigrant Services Food Services Coordinator

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Job Description

Food Service - Full-time

As a Food Services Coordinator, you will be primarily responsible for preparing residential meals, snacks, desserts, special events, training, and meetings. This individual is also responsible for creating a culturally responsive menu for Refugee and Immigrant youth served through Bethany programs, which meets the nutritional standards consistent with agency, state, and federal requirements that apply; this could include but is not limited to Halal food practices, Central American cuisine, and other preferences of the youth based on culture or culinary traditions. .

This position is expected to function effectively with moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements.


  • Maintain a clean sanitary and safe kitchen in accordance to Health Department standards;
  • Ensure equipment is clean and maintained;
  • Assure quality food service is provided to all Bethany Residential programs and at staff events;
  • Maintain recipes and digital daily records for meal and snack production, temperatures, and sanitation consistent with the time requirements set forth by agency, state, and federal standards;
  • Ensure digital daily records are available for auditing, licensing, and accreditation reviews;
  • Promptly order or directly purchase needed supplies;
  • Receive and account for supplies from wholesaler;
  • Meet with supervisor regularly to discuss menu and catering events;
  • Attend required training and conferences and apply knowledge on the job;
  • Communicate with community resources as needed;
  • Provide requested and reasonable catering services to other programs on campus while maintaining priority to program resident needs;
  • Provide opportunities for residents to serve as an “assistant” in the kitchen as requested;
  • Serve as a role model and provide skill building to youth, as needed;
  • Be knowledgeable and mindful of religious and cultural concerns that relate to providing food services to refugee programs.
  • Stay knowledgeable and up to date on the residents’ dietary restrictions, allergies, and other meal preparation needs;
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Associates level degree in Culinary Arts or similar field of study from an accredited college;
  • At least one (1) year of hands on experience, preferred;
  • Must possess and maintain the ServSafe and ServSafe Allergens Certification;
  • Must be reliable with time sensitive deadlines and tasks;
  • Strong organizational skills and a team player;
  • Successfully pass a TB test annually and document preference to receive or decline Hepatitis immunization;
  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment.
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