Lead Culinary Staff - Dublin


The Culinary Lead is responsible for food preparation and kitchen maintenance for the facility


§  Plan menu in keeping with established guidelines for nutrition

§  Prepares meals for adults in program

§  Assist Culinary Manager with maintaining inventory of food and other kitchen supplies.

§  Assist Culinary Manager with placing weekly orders for food, supplies and equipment.

§  Train residents in food safety and food preparation.

§  Train residents in personal safety and standard precautions while working in the kitchen area.

§  Prepare food for special events, off-site trips.

§  Adhere to cleanliness, storage and other culinary standards

§  Advocate for resources to improve food safety

§  Assisting Culinary Manager as a liaison with NH Food Bank, Keene Community Kitchen and vendors.

§  Drive house vehicles to pick up food deliveries/orders as needed

§  Demonstrate appropriate boundaries between self and clients.

§  Project a good image to the public.

§  Prepare weekly chore chart for adult residents and train the residents on the process

§  Work cooperatively with others and supervisors.

§  Demonstrate patience and consideration in dealing with others.

§  Demonstrate thoughtful decision-making.

§  Ensure client confidentiality in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

§  Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this position successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

§  Knowledge of culinary standards.


§  Ability to efficiently plan and prepare meals

§  Manage preparation crew.

§  Ability to cook meals 3 times per day for 50 individuals.

§  Ability to prepare and secure meals for weekends when needed

§  Ability to follow through with ensuring all Department of Public Health standards.

§  Fundamentals of menu planning

§  Ability to maintain kitchen cleanliness and inventory

§  Microsoft Office Skills

§  Ability to develop rapport with clients who may have substance abuse, mental health and/or health issues.

§  Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with residents.

§  Ability to teach/train staff and residents as needed

§  Ability to prioritize effectively and work well with limited resources

§  Ability to comply with state and federal regulations regarding confidentiality.

§  Ability to work and communicate with others

§  Knowledge of dietary needs for vegetarians and people with food allergies or medical conditions

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of two years in restaurant or institutional kitchen preferred.

    Supervisory experience preferred


§  High school diploma or equivalent    

§  Serve Safe Certification


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

REGULARLY REQUIRED:  to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.

OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED:  to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing

the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals

with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

The work environment is that of a substance abuse treatment milieu which may include:

- Exposure to clients infected with Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, COVID-19 or other Infectious Diseases

- Exposure to clients with significant behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, verbal and physical aggression and other

symptoms that could cause secondary stress in members of the professional team.

- Weekend and holiday hours

- Business-related travel


Monday through Friday

Phoenix House requires background checks, drug testing, TB testing, verification of employment history, reference checks and possibly a medical exam, prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.

Job ID: 145
Job location: Dublin, NH