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Kitchen Manager

Location: Austin
Salary range: $45,000.00 - $56,000.00
Apply: Apply online or Apply by mail (PDF)

Job Description

Ensure quality of the food and cleanliness of the facilities are in adherence with the mind, body, and spirit program.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure all direct reports model our Mission, Values, Principles and practice the Disciplines of Surrender in daily work.
  • Hire, train, and retain high performing staff; identify and develop future leaders and managers.
  • Maintain a safe and sacred environment for our staff to thrive and our guests and missionaries to heal.
  • Develop new menus following strict dietary guidelines set for the OHI detox program.
  • Ensure all staff are properly trained in all aspects of kitchen and growhouse operations, and that operations and customer service are consistent across all shifts. 
  • Ensure kitchen and growhouse operations are in alignment with parameters of our mind, body, spirit program.
  • Ensure optimal growing conditions and schedules for wheatgrass, greens and sprouts.
  • Ensure a high level of cleanliness and organization is maintained in the kitchen, growhouse, dining room, and juicing room.
  • Manage all product acquisition for kitchen and growhouse, purchasing only 100% certified organic produce, seeds, and spices.
  • Ensure consistency and quality of all recipes and meals.
  • Manage product usage, rotation, and recipe modifications to ensure we are always serving the highest quality product and staying within budget. 
  • Ensure staff adherence to health and safety regulations for food preparation and overall operations.
  • Ensure that ongoing and effective communication to the Mission’s guests and adherents is maintained.
  • Respond promptly and appropriately to customer needs and questions, maintaining the highest level of hospitality. 
  • Participate in the spiritual activities of the program such as conducting prayer circles at meal time.


Requirements

Experience: 

  • Five years of supervisory experience in a commercial kitchen or food service role. 
  • Knowledge of plant-based food preparation, proven kitchen management skills. 
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and personnel management skills required. 
  • You must be able to pass a background and drug screen.
 

Education: 

  • Two to four years of college or culinary school training or equivalent in experience required.


Qualifications

If you are compassionate and love being of service to others, we want to hear from you! We are a God-centered, smoke-free and drug-free campus.
 

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Spiritual Disciplines

In the Judeo Christian tradition, spiritual disciplines are a means of receiving the grace of God. They enable us to do what we cannot do on our own. By practicing spiritual disciplines, we cultivate a life in which God can bring growth, change, and transformation. Typically, spiritual disciplines are divided into two categories – internal and external. Some examples are listed below:

Internal / abstinence

  • Solitude: Be absent from others so you can be present with God
  • Silence: Quiet your voice and the voices of others, so you can listen for the voice of God
  • Fasting: Be aware of yourself and the needs of others; focus your heart on God
  • Frugality: Remove your desire for luxury and devote your resources to serving God and others
  • Secrecy: Let go of external recognition and find acceptance from God
  • Sacrifice:Give up self-security and put total trust in God

External / engagement

  • Prayer: Converse with God : Ask, listen, and open your life to change
  • Study: Change your way of thinking, your way of knowing and pursue God's truth
  • Worship: Experience the greatness of God in everything and everybody
  • Celebration: Rejoice in the goodness of God and live your life in gratitude
  • Fellowship: Gather with others to share love, joy, and encouragement
  • Service: Serve others and free yourself from arrogance and judgment
  • Submission: Be honest, open, and accountable to God and others
  • Confession: Acknowledge your offenses and find freedom in forgiveness

Practicing spiritual disciplines helps affirm your belief in God, enabling you to witness transformation in yourself and others in a community of faith, hope, and love.