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Lead Cook

San Diego, CA 92109

Posted: 11/07/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Nonprofit , Operations Job Number: 22293 Pay Range: $60,000 - $70,000 DOE Remote Options:

Job Description

A growing nonprofit food services company in San Diego, CA is searching for a Lead Cook to supervise daily food and beverage department operations!  They are looking for someone with at least 5 years of experience in food and beverage operations management to oversee day-to-day kitchen operations, including inventory management, working with food vendors, hiring and training the food services team, and establishing the infrastructure for the food services department. The company is in a strong growth period, so this is an exciting time to join their team because there is a big potential for growth within the company as they continue to expand!

Pay Range: $60,000 - $70,000 DOE


  • Supervise daily food preparation and service, ensuring quality and safety standards are met
  • Coordinate the onboarding and training of new hires and manage a team of food service professionals
  • Develop and maintain relationships with food vendors and negotiate contracts and prices
  • Manage food inventory and ensure compliance with government contract and funding requirements
  • Assist in menu planning, portion control, and ensuring efficient kitchen operations
  • Create and implement standard operating procedures for the food services department

  • 5 years of proven experience in food and beverage operations management
  • Sound knowledge of food health and safety regulations
  • Food Handlers License is required
  • Bilingual skills are a plus
  • A culinary arts degree is preferred, but not mandatory

  • Health benefits stipend
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Growth opportunities
  • Friendly and collaborative team environment

If you have lead cook experience and you’re passionate about working in the nonprofit sector to address food insecurity and provide meals to individuals in need, apply now!


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