Temporary Spice Kitchen Culinary Incubator Assistant
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
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. The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. 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.
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 Assistant will be responsible to supporting the SKI team in planning, executing, and evaluating participatory food events, specifically as it relates to promoting SKI businesses for revenue generation and addressing local food access needs. 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.
Note: this is a temporary, short-term position, scheduled to begin on April 1, 2021, and end in July 31, 2021.
•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
•Support Spice Kitchen staff in managing kitchen and market opportunities
•Support entrepreneurs through outreach and operational support as needed.
•Follow all COVID-19 safety practices for kitchen operations and community engagement.
•Other duties as assigned
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Acting Spice Kitchen Program Manager
Standard office work environment along with travel in and around the service delivery area.
Ability to safely lift 30lbs.