Food Prep Assistant

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Part-time, 16 - 32 hours per week
Compensation commensurate with experience ($16 - $17/hr)


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. Benefits include daily shift meal and on-site gym access for all employees, with potential for health and dental insurance, flexible spending account, and other benefits after 90 days of working 30+ hours per week.


The Food Prep Assistant is a part-time position reporting to the Operations Manager, with potential for growth. Some evening and weekend work may be required, however most shifts will be scheduled Monday and Friday between 9:00am to 7:30pm. More specific responsibilities are as follows.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Chef-in-Residence, Operations Manager, and other food production staff in producing food products.

  • Maintain a sanitary environment in the kitchen and dish-room by cleaning dishes and putting them away throughout each day. Complete other daily cleaning projects as needed.

  • Assist with unpacking, and labeling of food deliveries.

  • Wash, cut, and package produce.

  • Be alert to food safety issues and commit to reporting and addressing issues as needed.

  • Other tasks associated with the smooth daily operations of the kitchen and related organizational activities as assigned.

  • For applicants with a driver’s license and clean driving record, making deliveries with our van could be part of the position.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in food preparation in a restaurant or other food production facility. Candidates must be able to lift packages up to 40 lbs.

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