Food Production Assistant

Part-time, 16 - 32 hours per week
Compensation commensurate with experience ($17 - $19/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. Our members work together to create a more economically-viable, environmentally-sustainable, more efficient, and equitable local food system.

Join our dynamic, growing non-profit organization and get paid while helping to make a positive difference in the world. 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 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 Operations Manager.

The Food Production Assistant works with the Chef-in-Residence & Operations Manager 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 through Friday between 9:00am to 7:30pm.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Help 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.

  • Read & follow standardized recipes with limited supervision.

  • 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.


  • Ability to work within a team to maintain the highest quality and food safety standards.

  • Minimum 1 year experience with food preparation or manufacturing.

  • Commitment to the mission of East End Food Institute, and supporting local farmers & food producers.


  • Valid Suffolk County Food Managers Certificate or Serv-Safe Food Manager Certificate, or willingness to obtain.

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

  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs and stand for full days during production in the kitchen.

  • Familiarity with the local farming and food community on the East End of Long Island, NY.

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