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Spice Kitchen Incubator COVID Response Assistant

Salt Lake City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Administrative support
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Sustainable Business Development
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Ebola
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IRC Background:

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S.; IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling here through 25 offices operating in 16 states. IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees. 

Job Overview:

Spice Kitchen Incubator assists refugees, immigrants, other new Americans, and community members of low-moderate income to plan, launch, scale, and sustain their own food business through free technical assistance, subsidized kitchen time, and market access. The Spice Kitchen Incubator COVID-19 Response Assistant will be responsible to supporting the SKI team in planning, executing, and evaluating participatory food events related to COVID-19 response, specifically as it relates to promoting SKI businesses for revenue generation and addressing local food access needs. Two initiatives include but are not limited to Nourish to Flourish where SKI entrepreneurs will produce meals to provide to food insecure community members and other activities for revenue generation that promote and sustain SKI food businesses.

Major Responsibilities:

·Assist with the planning and execution of the Nourish to Flourish program, including:

oWork with participating entrepreneurs to develop a price-appropriate menu

oOversee commercial kitchen rental, hygiene, and sanitary practices

oTrack inventory and supplies needed each week

oFacilitate meal pick-up procedures with service provider

oInvoice Nourish to Flourish representative regularly and follow all associated program procedures

oAssist in the kitchen as needed

·Support market opportunities for Spice Kitchen participants including Spice-to-Go and Community Food Boxes:

oAssist with menu development and recipes

oAssist entrepreneur in sourcing ingredients and packaging

oAdhere to the standard operating procedure for packaging for each type of service

·Follow all COVID-19 safety practices for kitchen operations and community engagement.

·Other duties as assigned


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