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Food Service and Catering Specialist

Company: Portland Rescue Mission
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

OVERVIEW -Portland Rescue Mission is seeking a Food Service and Catering -Specialist. This gifted servant will serve to develop men in vocational training through the Fresh Start Catering business as they join a Christ-centered team with an award-winning culture and a commitment to serving others. -Are you ready to transform and be transformed as you lead men recovering from homelessness and addiction towards vocational training in the culinary, catering and hospitality industries? If so, we invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique opportunity.EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Status: Full-Time, Exempt
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, some evening and weekends required
  • Location: The Harbor
  • Pay Rate: $17.50-$19.50THE PLACE -The Harbor, Portland Rescue Mission's men's facility, is set in a park-like setting located in NE Portland, designed specifically to support the transformation and growth of men impacted by homelessness and addiction. This facility has the capacity to serve 37 adults."We meet people where they are and walk with them at a pace they can sustain"FRESH START CATERING
    Fresh Start Catering is a catering business that includes a fully operating food truck designed as a platform for Culinary vocational development to teach job readiness skills to our New Life Ministry participants. All proceeds from Fresh Start Catering support the work of Portland Rescue Mission to give hope and restore life to hurting people in need. If you love food, teaching and the excitement of growing a business, then you may be just the person for this opportunity.GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORKThis position oversees operations of -Fresh Start Catering -and food service at The Harbor while leading the vocational training program. This business exists as a critical arm of Portland Rescue Mission's efforts to equip New Life Ministries participants with Culinary, Catering and Hospitality work skills and life skills related to career readiness in a real work environment. These skills will contribute to program participants leading transformed lives and being self-sufficient within their available resources.THE ESSENTIALS
    • Program participants receive consistent and fruitful care in compliance with NLM manual, foundational ministry principles and strengths-based approach to individual and team growth, resulting in the accomplishment of the PRM Ends Statement.
    • Program Participants will become self-sufficient through gaining job skills in the Culinary/Catering and Hospitality industries.
    • Program participants, volunteers, catering customers and staff will experience professional food service and catering services that communicate the value of each individual and steward PRM resources well.
    • Program Participant will be provided with training, feedback and development in the Culinary vocation as a Vocation Supervisor.
    • Program Participants will be appropriately cared for and grow in their program through accurate and timely documentation of program interactions in the Resident Tracker Database.MINISTERIAL DUTIES
      • Maintain a highly-relational, Christ-centered team-based culture in The Harbor kitchen and at all Catering functions where biblically based discipleship and prayer are a regular part of daily team interactions.
      • Share a clear message of the Gospel and engage in evangelism when opportunities arise in day-to-day interactions.
      • Teach biblical principles as they apply in job and life readiness to program participants through formal trainings and informal interactions.GENERAL FUNCTION
        • Perform, train and oversee food prep and delivery for the Fresh Start Catering business.
        • Ensure efficiency of Food Truck/Catering operations, including but not limited to; event coordination, ordering/food procurement, inventory control, cost control, waste management, monitor quality of product and service provided, maintaining equipment (food truck & catering vehicles, smokers,etc.), managing health and safety standards as per County Health Dept., OSHA and Servsafe guidelines.
        • Foster environment of continued growth and development by supporting NLM Culinary Manager in the training and equipping of participants in Culinary Vocational Training Program; particularly that which pertains to Food Truck/Catering.
        • Build team-based environments for work training through communication and collaboration with New Life Ministries staff pertaining to vocational, job readiness development.
        • Maintain ministry guidelines and procedures for all participants using accountability growth tools. -KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
          • Valid driver's license in state of residence
          • 1 year of Catering and or Food Truck experience
          • 2 years of Customer Service experience preferred
          • Able to lift 50-75 pounds
          • Ability to stand for several hours at a time
          • Ability to perform tasks with lifting, bending, carrying, reaching, climbing
          • Possess a valid driver's license
          • Possess a current Food Handler's Card
          • Ability to follow detailed instructions
          • Ability to teach, coach and train while speaking daily biblical truths into lives of participants as it pertains to Career Readiness/Life Skills.
          • Be prompt and thorough in job performance
          • Demonstrate ability to work with a team
          • Ability to read and follow recipes
          • Proficient in documentation, organization and scheduling
          • Experience in Microsoft Windows software
          • Ability to multi-task
          • Self starter
          • Creative and logical problem solving PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES
            • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and a testimony of continued growth in faith.
            • Spiritual maturity as defined by traditional biblical standards
            • Adheres to Portland Rescue Missions Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics.
            • A gentle, grace filled manner towards others.
            • Possess and demonstrates excellent integrity.
            • Ability to handle multiple tasks as assigned.
            • Able to access situations and adapt to change and need as presented.Equipment Used
              • Commercial kitchen equipment Including but not limited to;
                • Commercial Smokers
                • Combi Ovens
                • Tip pot
                • Robot Coupe
                • Steamer
                • Slicer
                • Knives
                • Mixer
                • Blender
                • Dishwasher
                • Ice Maker
                • Telephone, fax and voice mail
                • Computer
                • Copier/Printer and related office equipment
                • "Square" ipad POS system
                • Catering vehicles including Full-Service Food Truck
                • Old Hickory Smokers
                • Grill and Grill Equipment Other Duties as AssignedIn this and any position with Portland Rescue Mission, it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee. - Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of Portland Rescue Mission services.Benefits
                  • Complimentary beverages (coffee, tea, water) provided at no cost to employees most weekdays
                  • Complimentary lunches provided at no cost to employees most weekdays
                  • Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage
                  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
                  • Employer paid -life insurance and long-term disability
                  • Optional supplemental insurance options
                  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 6%
                  • 10 paid holidays per year
                  • Paid vacation/sick time starting at 3 weeks per year
                  • Free parking
                  • Positive, purposeful, and supportive work environment
                  • Healthy work-life balanceMission StatementWe share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness or addiction.

Keywords: Portland Rescue Mission, Portland , Food Service and Catering Specialist, Hospitality & Tourism , Portland, Oregon

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