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Kitchen Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association , you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an outstanding opportunity for a Kitchen Coordinator, Junior Chef de Partie (Prep Cook) in our Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen (SCWH Kitchen) located in East Baltimore, MD. The Kitchen Coordinator performs some instruction, helping students understand class material and giving students more individual attention. The assistant helps students understand lessons, procedures and processes for better comprehension. The Kitchen Coordinator will provide additional supervision of students to ensure that all safety and sanitation procedures are being followed.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National enter.

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  • Implement and handle the day-to-day and overhead operations of the SCWH Kitchen facility. Responsible for ensuring policies for accurate sanitation guidelines/standards are followed and handling & scheduling servicing of all equipment for compliance.

  • Handle the class enrollment process: registration, confirmation, reminder notifications, payment.

  • Responsible for SCWH Kitchen inventory for day-to-day operations and special projects, placing all orders/re-orders for products, food, equipment, etc. to ensure adequate stocking levels to meet the needs for instruction/classes and minimize waste, following all ServSafe safety measures.

  • Assist Executive Chef as spokesperson for SCWH Kitchen at community events, media opportunities, etc. Determine tools and resources needed for outreach (collateral, etc.) and work with communications department to secure.

  • Assist Executive Chef in teaching SCWH Kitchen curriculum to class participants.

Class Oversight

  • Ensuring accurate sanitation procedures during the class time

  • Ensuring all workstations are clean and sanitized

  • Assisting students in becoming familiar with their class assignments

  • Helping students to develop a plan of action-prioritizing preparations i.e. cooking beans requires longer time than sauteing greens

  • Helping students pull their mise en place “everything ready”

  • Assembling all tools required

  • Washing, trimming, cutting, preparing and measuring all raw materials according to instructions

  • Preparing equipment: pre-heat oven, line baking sheets, turn on stove, etc.

  • Maintaining the shared items table during class

  • Maintaining positive energy and provide solutions for unforeseen challenges that arise. If in doubt, ask for help

  • Mentoring students, sharing small techniques that you are proud of, any tips that you find useful in your practice; i.e. pealing ginger with the back of a spoon, crush garlic before chopping, etc.

  • Helping students with the finishing touches of their recipe, encourage creative ways to present their prepared dishes

  • Ensuring that all students clean all their dishes and equipment

  • Taking inventory with the students of all their equipment and double check that all equipment is properly stored

Prior to Class

  • Attend debriefing session prior to the start of the class

  • Take inventory of all perishable and nonperishable items

  • Ensure all perishable items are properly stored

  • Communicate any feedback from the in-class tasks and other assignments with Kitchen Manager

  • Performing other duties as assigned


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required. College degree or some college a plus.

  • 2+ years of culinary experience with 1 year of culinary instruction experience. Will be required to work with kitchen appliances and tools (oven, stove, knives, etc.)

  • Reliable, high-speed hardwired internet connection (usually 3-5 megabits) along with a dedicated workspace is required.

  • Minimum one (1) year work experience in administrative office experience or project coordination experience, with strong attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to objectively evaluate, make effective decisions and develop alternative solutions.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public. This includes ability and willingness to build and cultivate relationships within and outside the American Heart Association. This also includes the ability to work collaboratively with others to use resources to achieve common goals.

  • Ability to be respectful, self-motivated, resourceful, tactful, and flexible.

  • Must be willing to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.

  • Must have reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Able to transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings and events. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand up to 4 to 5 hours at a time, as needed.

  • Must pass background check and must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred / Required Certifications:

  • ServSafe Managerial Certification - Do not have to have prior to hire, but will need to complete once hired. Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.


The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-MD-Baltimore

Posted Date 7 days ago (11/30/2022 11:58 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-8203

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Full Time

Location: MD-Baltimore