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FOOD PRODUCTION & SALES ASSOCIATE

30-40 hours per week
Temporary Leave Replacement
Compensation commensurate with experience ($17 - $19/hr)
plus Daily Shift Meal

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

East End Food Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that builds partnerships among farmers, food producers, and food consumers on the East End of Long Island. Our members work together to create a more economically-viable, environmentally-sustainable, more efficient, and equitable local food system.


POSITION OVERVIEW

The Food Production & Sales Associate is a motivated individual who helps fulfill our nonprofit mission to support, promote, and advocate for the farmers, vintners, fishermen, and other food producers and providers on the East End of Long Island. The Food Production & Sales Associate is a full-time, temporary position reporting to the Associate Director. The Food Production & Sales Associate works with the Chef-in-Residence to fulfill wholesale client orders, complete Farm to Community produce orders, as well as tasks associated with the smooth daily operations of the kitchen and related organizational activities. As we are a dynamic and growing organization, there is the potential for this temporary position to grow into a more permanent role. Some evening and weekend work may be required, however most shifts will be scheduled Monday - Friday between 9:00am to 5:00pm. 

RECIPE DEVELOPMENT

  • Work with Chef-in-Residence to test, refine, and scale wholesale recipes.
  • Exercise the utmost discretion with regard to recipes, production techniques, and trade secrets. 

FOOD PRODUCTION & PACKAGING

  • Coordinate with the Chef-in-Residence & Associate Director to receive orders and schedule production, including ingredient and packaging orders, staffing, and delivery.
  • Help oversee and implement the production of wholesale and co-packing client food products and ensure the highest food safety and quality standards are maintained throughout processing.
  • Ensure products meet all food safety standards, including packaging and labeling.
  • Maintain a sanitary environment in the kitchen and dish-room by cleaning dishes and putting clean items away throughout each day.
  • Complete other daily, weekly, and periodic cleaning projects as needed.
  • Be alert to food safety issues and commit to reporting and addressing issues as needed.
  • Other projects as assigned.

PRODUCT SALES

  • Conduct research to update our list of possible new clients/sales leads
  • Coordinate with the admin team (Executive Director, Associate Director, and Program Coordinator) to conduct outreach to potential clients.
  • Communicate with past, current, and prospective clients via email, phone, and in-person meetings

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work within a team to maintain the highest quality and food safety standards.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with food preparation or manufacturing. 
  • Valid Suffolk County Food Managers Certificate or Serv-Safe Food Managers Certificate, or willingness to obtain.
  • Commitment to the mission of East End Food Institute, and supporting local farmers & food producers.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with either recipe development & scaling, or production/manufacturing of food products.
  • Knowledge of New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and federal food standards.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs  and stand for full days during production in the kitchen. 
  • Familiarity with local farming and food community on the East End of Long Island, NY.
  • Strong Spanish-language skills

To apply, send resume and cover letter to info@eastendfood.org

FOOD PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/ASISTENTE DE PRODUCCIÓN DE ALIMENTOS

Part-Time, Hourly
$15-17/hr, commensurate with experience, and Daily Shift Meal

The Food Production Assistant is a motivated individual who helps fulfill our nonprofit mission to support, promote, and advocate for the farmers, vintners, fishermen, and other food producers and providers on the East End of Long Island. The Food Production Assistant is a part-time position reporting to the Associate Director and their primary responsibility is to assist in the processing and preserving of produce for the Farm to Community program.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Wash, cut, and package produce for Farm to Community and other programs.
  • Assist the Chef-in-Residence and Food Production Associate in preparing cafe menu items.
  • Assist the Chef-in-Residence and Food Production Associate in producing value-added food products for local wholesale clients.
  • Maintain a sanitary environment in the kitchen and dish-room by cleaning dishes and putting clean items away throughout each day.
  • Complete other daily, weekly, and periodic cleaning projects as needed.
  • Assist with receipt, unpacking, and labeling of food deliveries.
  • Other tasks associated with the smooth daily operations of the kitchen and related organizational activities as assigned.
  • Be alert to food safety issues and commit to reporting and addressing issues as needed.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in food preparation in a restaurant or other food production facility. Candidates must be able to understand, speak, and follow recipes in English and/or Spanish and be able to lift packages up to 30 lbs. 

Shifts will be assigned in advance by the Associate Director, with additional hours to be assigned as needed. Additional optional shifts may be offered based on scheduled activities during evenings and weekends.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to kitchen@eastendfood.org.

ASISTENTE DE PRODUCCIÓN DE ALIMENTOS

A tiempo parcial

$ 15-17/hora, acorde con la experiencia y comida diaria

El Asistente de producción de alimentos es una persona motivada que ayuda a cumplir nuestra misión sin fines de lucro de apoyar, promover y defender a los agricultores, viticultores, pescadores y otros productores y proveedores de alimentos en el East End de Long Island. El Asistente de Producción de Alimentos es un puesto de medio tiempo que reporta al Director Asociado y su responsabilidad principal es ayudar en el procesamiento y preservación de los productos para el programa Farm to Community.

Las tareas principales incluyen, pero no se limitan a:

  • Lave, corte y empaquete los productos para Farm to Community y otros programas.
  • Ayude al chef en residencia y al asociado de producción de alimentos a preparar los artículos del menú diario para el café South Fork Kitchens.
  • Asistir al Chef en Residencia y Asociado de Producción de Alimentos en la producción de productos alimenticios de valor agregado para clientes mayoristas locales.
  • Mantenga un ambiente sanitario en la cocina y el lavaplatos limpiando los platos y guardando los artículos limpios durante todo el día.
  • Complete otros proyectos de limpieza diarios, semanales y periódicos según sea necesario.
  • Asistir con la recepción, desempaque y etiquetado de entregas de alimentos.
  • Esté alerta a los problemas de seguridad alimentaria y comprométase a informar y abordar los problemas según sea necesario.
  • Otras tareas asociadas con el buen funcionamiento diario de la cocina y las actividades organizativas relacionadas que se le asignen.

El candidato ideal tendrá experiencia trabajando en la preparación de alimentos en un restaurante u otra instalación de producción de alimentos. Los candidatos deben poder entender, hablar y seguir recetas en inglés y / o español y poder levantar paquetes de hasta 30 libras.

Los turnos serán asignados por adelantado por el Director Asociado, con horas adicionales que se asignarán según sea necesario. Se pueden ofrecer turnos opcionales adicionales basados ​​en actividades programadas durante las tardes y fines de semana.

Para aplicar: envíe una carta de presentación y currículum a kitchen@eastendfood.org.