Chef and Culinary Nutrition Manager

East End Cooperative Ministry

Website East End Cooperative Ministry

Organizational Summary:

East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) was founded in 1970 as a collective response to changes in the community, born when the leaders of 18 local faith communities recognized that the troubles of the community were too great for any one of them to address alone. Starting with interracial breakfasts for Peabody High School students, EECM’s services have expanded as the needs of the community have dictated.

For many of the individuals it serves, EECM provides the necessities of life: a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, food for the family. For others, it is a place to regain strength after a hospital stay, a support system to work toward recovery, or one-on-one help to change life for the better.

For young people, EECM has educational programs, drug and alcohol prevention programs, violence prevention programs, Summer Day Camp, and a concerted effort to guide our children toward making appropriate life choices and goals.

Nature and Scope:

This full-time position runs and oversees the foodservice programs and foodservice staff and volunteers at EECM.  Programs include the Community lunch, Food Pantry, and donations.  This position involves working with community members who are in need of food assistance.  Typical schedule is Monday thru Friday, 8am-4pm, but varies based on department needs.


  • Create and execute weekly menus for resident breakfast and dinner, as well as daily lunch menus for the community and weekend prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinners for residents
  • Maintain safety and sanitation procedures in foodservice areas
  • Work with maintenance and cleaning staff to keep kitchen and equipment clean and functioning.
  • Order and purchase food and supplies following budget and grant funding
  • Perform administrative tasks such as invoice tracking, approving staff timecards, scheduling, and program compliance
  • Work with Development Department to provide information for grant proposals and marketing
  • Oversee Food Pantry and organize food distributions
  • Oversee client interviews and registration for services in the panty
  • Maintain safe client interactions, with ability to mediate and problem solve
  • Assist in donation pickups and transport
  • Maintain clean storage room, freezers, and refrigerators
  • Maintain and develop new relationships with donation agencies and retail donors
  • Communicate and network with other partner agencies such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Attend online trainings set forth by agency and partners
  • Work with Children & Youth Department to implement summer foods programs
  • Oversee and monitor schedules of kitchen rentals
  • Manage pantry, kitchen staff, and volunteers


  • Prior experience in a back of the house foodservice setting
  • Prior experience as a manager or supervisor with purchasing and budgeting responsibilities
  • Possess and maintain a current ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification
  • Experience at a non-profit agency preferred but not required
  • Must have valid Pennsylvania driver’s license; have and maintain a 3 year clean driving record throughout employment.
  • Prior experience with data collection and entry, generating department reports
  • Good computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft office products.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Must meet Act 33 and 34 requirements.

To Apply:

Please submit complete an application and mail to along with your resume and list of at least 2 professional references.

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