Food Services Manager

$52,437 - $60,302 yearly
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • 2175 California St., Denver, Colorado 80204
  • Jul 11, 2022
Full time Customer Service General Labor Management Nonprofit-Social Services Restaurant-Food Service

Job Description

Food Services Manager, Recuperative Care (1158) 

The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Food Services Manager, Recuperative Care who will manage and oversee all functions of food production in the SSRCC.  This position will oversee the food preparation, dining services and schedule, and kitchen management in a 75-bed facility for persons experiencing homelessness requiring recuperative care and support for an acute medical need. The facility features a new commercial kitchen that serves three meals a day and snacks. Operational and administrative oversight includes but is not limited to supervision, staff scheduling, supply chain management, meal planning, and the coordination of external vendor relationships, contracts, and invoices for food. This position will also oversee the food and kitchen budget of the program. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in the food industry who wants to make a daily impact supporting some of Denver’s most vulnerable neighbors.  This position is located at 2175 California St., Denver, Colorado 80204 and reports to the Director of Recuperative Care.

Coalition Benefits

In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
  • Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
  • Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
  • Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.


Essential Job Functions

  1. Have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members to embrace culinary innovation and seek out and incorporate patient input into menu planning as often as possible.
  2. Ensure that all meals and snacks meet nutritional requirements.
  3. Uses culinary knowledge, enhances product quality by managing menu cycles and recipe development and prepares new recipes, documents result, and implements accordingly.
  4. Manages purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production forecasting based on number of patients.
  5. Maintains food costs within budgeted amounts.
  6. Shops for and/or order food from vendors, food banks, and other food service sources.
  7. Maintains kitchen and dining area per Department of Public Health and Environment, state, local, city, and county regulations and internal policies.
  8. Receiving, picking up, and stocking supply orders; ensures that stock rotation is followed and all store rooms/refrigerated items, coolers, equipment, and freezers are in order.
  9. Responsible for proper documentation of temperatures (food items, refrigerators, and freezers), production records, sanitation, food safety, and any other necessary documentation. Checks logs frequently for accuracy of data and conducts weekly kitchen safety/sanitation audits.
  10. Attends training provided by the Department of Public Health and Environment, and the City and County of Denver for food service as required.
  11. Assists kitchen team in daily tasks and supports preparation and service duties.
  12. Trains new and existing kitchen team members on the preparation, arrangement and plating of dishes per the current menu. Trains kitchen cooks on preparation.
  13. Structures the day-to-day operations of the food production and service; dining room management; and assists in the supervision of the staff; serves as a liaison with leadership.
  14. Maintains current and complete COVID-19 vaccination(s), as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities.
  15. Performs duties as assigned.

​​Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Summary

  1. 2+ years cooking/kitchen experience is required; Kitchen management experience preferred.
  2. Understands or is able to learn how to support compliance with HACCP standards.
  3. Some experience with budget oversight and documenting financials by maintaining records expenditures, meal counts, and compiling end of the month financial reports is required.
  4. Some experience creating schedules for staff operations required; experience creating schedules in a daily food service environment preferred.
  5. Experience in training of staff and supervisory experience coaching direct reports preferred.
  6. Working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, and production and management systems preferred.
  7. Current Colorado Serve Safe Certificate needs to be obtained before kitchen opens.
  8. Experience working in settings with people experiencing homelessness is preferred.



The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.