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Kitchen Co-ordinator

Employer: Cornerstone Contact Centre
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Volunteer Management, Retail & Hospitality
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 07 August, 2019.
Applications close: 30 August, 2019.

Cornerstone Contact Centre is a not for profit Christian organisation in Dandenong which, over the past 25 years, works alongside those who are in need of a safe place. Through providing a place of hospitality, belonging and engagement Cornerstone helps people address issues such as family violence, drug addiction, homelessness, poverty, mental health and social isolation. For many who come from challenging backgrounds it is a source of dignity and hope, a place where people can feel safe, valued and important.

If successful, you will work with our team providing a safe, secure, positive environment for vulnerable people who come through our doors, while providing a meals on Wednesday and Fridays.

This is a Part Time Position (1 year contract with the view to extend)– 12 hours over 3 days.



  • Selection of daily menu and ensuring appropriate quantities of food are prepared for the amount of guests present, on average 75 people per meal.
  • Collection of food items from food bank and some minimal purchasing
  • Working within set budgets and keeping appropriate records of purchases
  • Providing good nutritious meals for our guests.
  • Supervising the team of volunteers to prepare meals
  • Proper packaging and usage of leftover food
  • Ensuring all eating/serving areas are clean and tidy before and after meals. This includes meeting all relevant health and safety regulations/standards at all times
  • Ensuring all equipment/appliances are functional and safe
  • Point of contact for the use of the kitchen by other community groups that provide meals
  • Organising the washing/cleaning of tea towels
  • Opening and closing of Cornerstone facilities for meals and safeguarding of keys

Selection and management of volunteers:

  • With the CEO, reviewing potential kitchen volunteers.
  • Manage volunteers and students/visitors working in our kitchen space.
  • Provide appropriate tasks, such as supervision of the tea/coffee area and upkeep of the storeroom
  • Reporting to CEO any known breaches by other programs regarding cleanliness, health and safety and code of ethics
  • Having input into year-end opening and closing dates with CEO with consideration for volunteer availability
  • Participating in surveys for Foodbank, Council, other organisations as required
  • Organising and running working bees twice per year related to all areas of responsibility

Preferred experience/background:

  • Qualified Chef and/or kitchen experience within a community based organisation
  • Certificate II in Food Handling, Certificate II in Food Supervision,
  • Experience within a community setting working with vulnerable people. You will require patience and understanding towards working with people with multiple life issues eg mental health, family violence and drug use
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to undertake a police check and working with children check
How to apply for this job

Please forward covering letter and resume (including two references) to using the subject line: Kitchen Co-ordinator application via EthicalJobs.