Cook, Kitchen & Hospitality Coordinator - First UMC, Fort Collins, Colorado

October 26, 2016

Cook, Kitchen & Hospitality Ministry Coordinator
(Part time: Min. 6 and Max. 15 hours per week)
First United Methodist Church
Fort Collins, CO
Specific roles and responsibilities:

  • Prepares a variety of fresh nutritious meals with vegetarian options that are in keeping with the budgets for the Supper and the Spirit, Newcomers, and Hospitality, and other church-wide meals ensuring that all needs for meals are being met.
  • Responsible for inquiring about food allergies and preparing and serving meals accordingly.
  • Responsible for notifying the Church Office at least one week prior to events of the menu being served.
  • Keeps kitchens clean, organized and properly stocked.  Maintain proper kitchen sanitation standards.
  • Manages and maintains cleanliness of inventory of church refrigerators and freezers.
  • Responsible for inventory and use of shared hospitality items such as dishes, silverware, glasses, coffee urns, trays, and other items in the kitchens.
  • Responsible for inventory of paper products supply for all ministry areas to include children, youth, adults, and older adults, church-wide meals, and special receptions as needed.  Works with the Green Team to recycle and compost kitchen waste.
  • Oversees inventory and stock of dry goods and other food items for the church’s general use.  These items include tea, coffee, lemonade, salt, and pepper.
  • Purchase kitchen items used for all ministry areas and church-wide events such as Fellowship Time, Newcomers Luncheon, and other events as needed.
  • Coordinates meals purchased from outside vendors for multiple ministry groups as needed.
  • Schedules and trains those using kitchen equipment.
  • Works with Staff and Lay Ministry Leaders to plan meals as needed.
  • Works with others responsible for meal preparation who use our kitchen (Family Faith Hospitality, Senior Council, and Funeral Receptions Committee) to ensure needs are being met.
  • Works with the Facilities Director to ensure that all kitchen equipment are in good working order.
  • Works with the Business Manager to make sure the Hospitality Ministry is in line with the budget.
Skills and Qualifications
  • A good cook!  Prepares meals desirable to the congregation.
  • Experience in preparing meals for large groups.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills – plans in advance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – a “people” person.
  • Strong team-building skills; demonstrates ability to bring people together for the hospitality ministry.
  • Ability to quickly observe what works and what does not; receive feedback in a positive manner and quickly make corrections or adjustments as necessary.
  • Ability to manage inventory and order supplies.
  • A commitment to an environmentally friendly kitchen focused on recycling, composting, sustainability, and creation friendly practices.
  • Varying schedule to include Wednesday afternoons and evenings, Sunday mornings and evenings, some other weekday afternoons and evenings, and some Saturdays.
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact: Megan Wieck

Address: 1005 Stover St Fort Collins CO 80525

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