Food Production Manager Job at Feeding South Florida, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL

  • Feeding South Florida, Inc.
  • Boynton Beach, FL

Job Description


We are looking for that special chef who possesses exemplary culinary skills, and compassion and is reliable and collaborative. The Food Production Manager (FPM) is responsible for preparing and supervising high-quality and nutritious meals in accordance with our program guidelines. The FPM is responsible for volunteer training and oversight, purchasing, daily record-keeping. The FPM is responsible for ensuring all meal production staff and volunteers adhere to all food and warehouse safety requirements, as well as assisting with catering and disaster relief when necessary.

Typically, this is a Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday position, however, there may be occasional evenings or weekends. This is a hands-on position.

  • Work with the Director of Culinary Services and food team to develop healthy, from scratch cycle menus.
  • Ensure the production of a high volume of healthy. flavorful and fresh meals daily, in accordance with program guidelines.
  • Create daily production sheets, order guides and other administrative functions for programs
  • Working knowledge of Excel and recipe costing
  • Maintain par inventory of food and meals
  • Hire, coach, counsel, and conduct performance evaluations of the meal production team.
  • Develop, train, and mentor a team aligned with Feeding South Florida's culture and values.
  • Ensure the proper sanitation and maintenance of the kitchen, equipment, and storage spaces.
  • Manage the training and oversight of kitchen volunteers and standards.
  • Ensure the highest food safety and sanitation standards are met and always followed.
  • Maintain a positive and engaging work environment.
  • Assist the Director of Culinary Services with day-to-day operations and in all areas connected to food production and kitchen, including catering and hurricane relief.


  • Minimum five years of food manufacturing, high volume production, handling, storage, and kitchen experience.
  • Ability to assess proper cooking yields and execute portion control while reducing waste and converting recipes to larger batches.
  • Must have good working knowledge of standard kitchen equipment, tools, techniques, and safe operating procedures of large-scale food service and distribution operations.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and recipe costing.
  • Experience preferred cooking for children's and senior program(s) using CN and PFS labels and menus or willingness to learn.
  • Must be reliable and work in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proven management and leadership skills and hold the team accountable to KPIs.
  • Ability to plan tasks days and weeks in advance and clearly communicate the plan.
  • Sensitivity to diverse populations with sound judgment and the ability to serve people in a compassionate, patient, friendly, and courteous manner, showing sincere interest in people's concerns.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with comfort and the ability to speak publicly and teach others.
  • Detailed and thorough documentation and record-keeping skills.
  • Must have a positive attitude, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.
  • Commitment to the service of others while fully supporting the organization's mission and values.
  • Access to reliable transportation to ensure daily attendance at work.


  • Hours of Operation: Although kitchen hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., this position is in food service and will most likely require some evenings and weekends. This position plays a key role in natural disaster response and may work close to 60-hour weeks as necessary to peak times throughout the year (Thanksgiving, Hurricanes).
  • Environment: This position works in a kitchen setting with hot surfaces and moving parts. There may be extended periods of sitting, standing and/or bending, lifting; listening, talking and/or visual concentration; and writing and/or computer use. Occasional work will occur in the warehouse or outside in inclement weather. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

  • Travel: Feeding South Florida serves four counties so there may be same-day travel between the counties, using a personal vehicle, and occasional out-of-town travel for meetings, conferences, or events. While this position is currently county-based, it will change over time and flexibility is required.
  • OSHA Standards Lifting requirements are 50 pounds and when lifting loads heavier than 50 pounds, use two or more people to lift the load.

Feeding South Florida (FSF) is a member of the Feeding America network and the leading domestic hunger relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. As one of the largest food banks in the Feeding America network, FSF is responsible for serving 25 percent of the state's food insecure population. A four-star rated organization by Charity Navigator, FSF is one of the most efficient nonprofits nationally; over 98 percent of all donations are put back into the community.

FSF values service above all else. We're looking for innovative and strategic thinkers who are committed to improving the lives of those around them. FSF "Friendly Food Bankers" embrace the enormity of our role in the community and know that serving others comes before any one individual. Friendly Food Bankers have compassion, dedication, act with integrity, and are committed to stewardship and inclusion.

Full medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K matching contribution, Paid Time Off (PTO); a diverse team that is representative of the community we serve; continuous learning opportunities; a high-performance culture that will help challenge and grow your skill set.

Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 per year

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace/ADA Compliant

Job Tags

Temporary work, Relief, Saturday, Afternoon shift, Monday to Friday,

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