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Kitchen Coordinator

Position Title:

Kitchen Coordinator

Reports To:

Business Development Director


As an incubator for budding & scaling businesses, Can-Do Kalamazoo is committed to a more equitable and accessible path toward business success for all of Kalamazoo’s entrepreneurs. Emerging brands, local retailers, and established businesses come to Can-Do Kalamazoo to grow, scale, and reach new heights. Can-Do Kalamazoo connects entrepreneurs and small business owners to the right people in their industry and sets them up for success with one-on-one meetings, business planning, programs, access to funding and other crucial resources, and our license-ready commercial kitchen.

This is a part-time position of 32 hours per week, initially. It could grow into a full-time position as the organization grows.


■ Act as the liaison for kitchen clients regarding their kitchen and business needs

■ Manage the kitchen schedule and client records on scheduling software

■ Regularly check in with kitchen users

■ Troubleshoot kitchen-related issues

■ Stock kitchen cleaning supplies

■ Clean the kitchen, walk-in coolers, and equipment

■ Coordinate cold, dry, and frozen storage assignments

■ Guide kitchen users through food safety certification

■ Coordinate licensing with State and County licensing officials

■ Hold kitchen users accountable to kitchen policies

■ Assist in onboarding and training new kitchen users in the kitchen facilities

Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will possess:

■ 3 years of commercial kitchen, restaurant, or chef experience

■ 2 years in a business or non-profit setting

■ 1 year of teaching, instruction, or training experience

■ 2 years of customer service experience

■ Food safety management certification

■ Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

■ Proficiency in using apps and a variety of software

■ Effective verbal and written communication

■ Conflict management experience

■ Ability to work effectively with diverse community members and colleagues

■ Commercial kitchen cleaning experience

■ Proficiency in cross-cultural communication skills

■ Basic maintenance skills


$16-$18 per hour, commensurate with experience. Benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and Wellness Reimbursement Program.

Additional Information:

● This position will spend approximately 90% of its work time at the Can-Do Kalamazoo facility. Much of that time will be spent in the kitchen areas.

● Individual needs to have the flexibility to work between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am on occasion (as often as 1-2 times per month)

● Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply

● The organization is in a significant growth period. This Kitchen Coordinator position will evolve as the organization acclimates to being in our new facility.

● All Can-Do Kalamazoo staff are expected to…

o Be a positive reflection of the organization

o Bring talents, skills, and abilities to the work in ways that facilitate an inclusive and effective workplace

o Commit to the organization’s mission of activating inclusive resources, partnerships, and physical spaces

o Participate in the ERACCE Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop (offered 3-4 times per year).

Applications and resumes are accepted through our Indeed job listing through August 25, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Any questions can be directed to Deleon Dyson (deleon@candokalamazoo.orgor 269-492-0261).

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour


  • Paid time off


  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Morning shift
  • Nights as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Kalamazoo, MI 49048: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Supervising experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer’s application process.

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