Feb 08, 2023

Grace Cafe is a weekly community meal in Center City Philadelphia that primarily serves people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. In addition to a home-cooked meal we offer a wellness clinic and hygiene items each Sunday. The Grace Cafe Daytime Services program is a drop-in day center that offers showers, laundry, case management, a clothing closet, and other programming to 50 individuals Monday-Thursday. The Meal Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the meal planning and cooking for Grace Cafe on Sundays.

The Center-Philadelphia is an LGBTQIA+ affirming organization. The Center-Philadelphia was birthed out of a justice-seeking and Sanctuary protestant congregation. The Center-Philadelphia is aligned with other communities of faith and conscience in creating movements for intersectional justice. The Center-Philadelphia is open to all persons, no matter how they identify, including without regard to age, race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic or marital status, physical or mental ability, immigration status, and spiritual tradition.

Education & Experience Expectations:
Associate’s degree in Nutrition, food service and/or cooking related certifications helpful but not required. ServSafe manager certification preferred, or willingness to achieve certification within the first two months. Experience working with a non-profit is preferable.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cook nutritious meals for 100 people each Sunday and meal prep up to 200 meals to be served during the week.
    • Emphasizing fresh produce and lean proteins where possible.
  • Meal plan and arrange for food and supplies to be purchased, donated, or delivered.
  • Lead a small group of weekly volunteers
    • Delegate tasks to cooking volunteers on Sundays
    • Communicate needs with donation collection volunteers and volunteer shoppers
    • Orient volunteers to cleanliness and safety standards
    • Support volunteers partnering with the Center to provide meaningful experiences and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Maintain timely and detailed records as required.
  • Participate in staff meetings and leadership development activities to support the overall functioning of the program.
  • Participate in the overall function of the program as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Familiarity with commercial cooking equipment.
  • Ability to plan meal choices within a set budget.
  • A demonstrated capacity to creatively seek out resources, build relationships and problem-solve.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and network with volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to analyze socio-economic conditions in order to plan healthy and delicious meals.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to lift bulk food supplies, pots, and pans.

The Center – Philadelphia participates in the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation program. This is an hourly non-exempt position. Salary: $21/per hour.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in this position and a resume to Jobs@archstreetumc.org. Candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applicants we are unable to receive calls related to this position.

The Center – Philadelphia @ Arch Street United Methodist Church
55 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Part-Time – Non-Exempt – 8 hours per week
Hours: Sundays 10:00AM-6:00PM
Reports To: Director of Programming