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PATH Kitchen Aide

Part Time

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PATH Santa Barbara

Located on-site at PATH Santa Barbara, The Community Kitchen annually supplies up to 144,000 meals for residents. The Community Kitchen also serves as a food distribution facility to other non-profits, collecting more than 600 vans full of donated food and redistributing two-thirds of it to local programs and agencies. Volunteers are also an integral part of the operations of The Community Kitchen.

The Kitchen Aide is an integral member of the kitchen staff. In addition to their food preparation duties, the Kitchen Aide is also responsible for completing many smaller tasks. Such tasks might include ensuring that leftover food is stored properly, performing kitchen maintenance tasks such as emptying the trash and washing dishes, and testing the temperature of food at specified intervals. The work that they perform is nevertheless crucial to the overall success of the kitchen. For this reason, the successful Kitchen Aide will learn how to work well in a team, and have an attention to detail and strong work ethic. The Kitchen Aide will assign duties and chores of kitchen helpers.

PATH is a $50M+ non-profit provider of shelter and supportive services for the homeless with locations throughout Southern California, Santa Barbara, and San Jose, primarily serving veterans, families, and the chronically homeless.  Funding comes from government agencies, foundations, and individuals, and we currently have over 100 grants from over 30 funders.  PATH Ventures (PV) is a non-profit developer of permanent supportive housing with projects located throughout Southern California.  PV possesses an ownership interest via limited partnerships in over a dozen residential communities plus several projects in active predevelopment.  

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. 

  • Organize the walk-in fridge, pantry and freezer daily 
  • Prepare the serving area for the dinners fixed by the Kitchen Cook/Chef and to serve dinner
  • Perform daily cleaning projects as assigned by the Kitchen Cook/Chef
  • Coordinate volunteers and members to help with food serving and cleaning up the serving area and kitchen area after dinner
  • Prepare the sack lunches for the next day
  • Give assignments that are relevant to the community kitchen to volunteers and community service people
  • Signs all cleaning and health department logs daily 
  • Makes sure the kitchen is cleaned and organized and in compliance with the health department at all times
  • Triage with the Kitchen Cook/Chef on a daily basis to ensure coordination within the kitchen between shifts
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