Food Service Director

Date Posted: March 18, 2024
Hours Per Week: 20
Wilmington, DE, USA
Job Type: Non-Profit/Parachurch/Missions
Other Details

MinistryHub is honored to partner with Sunday Breakfast Mission in their search for a Food Service Director. Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to [email protected].


To minister to the spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs of the residents and guests by leading them to discover salvation and healing through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Job Objective

  • Chef-driven food service experience for large meals with a curative cuisine focus.
  • To coordinate & oversee ordering, food prep. and sanitation for all Mission kitchens and food service activities.
  • To be responsible for prep. of meals on a regular shift, providing nutritious and attractive meals to program men, overnight guests, community, Mission staff and guests.
  • To supervise kitchen workers in their duties encouraging a spirit of teamwork.
  • To interview, train, supervise, counsel, schedule and evaluate residents/volunteers as it pertains to the food service areas.
  • To communicate effectively for short- and long-term planning.
  • To lead by example.
  • To oversee ordering, food preparation and sanitation and coordinate volunteers and program residents for special events including, but not limited to the Great Thanksgiving Banquet.


  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise; and regularly attend a Bible-believing church.
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Wilmington with a compassionate heart.
  • Have cooking experience, including a good knowledge of Health Department expectations; including knowledge/certification in Serve Safe.
  • Have flexibility and be able to take instruction.
  • Have organizational skills and good communication skills.
  • Have knowledge of computer and inventory systems § Exhibit leadership ability and ability to work with people.
  • Have a good understanding of other departments and their needs throughout the ministry.
  • Able to deal with people in a variety of circumstances.
  • Able to use good judgment to make independent decisions.
  • Process a servant’s heart for people: compassion and understanding to work with individuals who are hurting.
  • Maintain a public and private life consistent with the standards and policies of SBM.
  • Represent a clean and neat in appearance. – honest and trustworthy in character.


  • Seek to exemplify Jesus Christ daily and be prepared to share the Gospel as opportunities arise.
  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the food service department.
  • Must be able to implement new systems, communicate on a regular basis, and consistently follow through on tasks related to the highest quality and ultimate efficiency in the operation of Food Service.
  • Create weekly food orders and menu for both kitchens.
  • Develop menus that are nutritious and tasteful, using donated foods as much as possible.
  • Ensure that personnel and systems are in place to serve every meal.
  • Directly oversee weekly kitchen order deliveries (food & supplies).
  • Use the warehouse inventory to compile a daily kitchen order.
  • Make sure the menu is followed by all kitchen workers.
  • Make sure food in walk-ins is dated and rotated on a daily basis.
  • Make sure cleanliness of kitchen facilities, sanitary practices of cooks & program staff, and quality service.
  • Supervise the kitchen workers in both kitchens and dining rooms, preparing and serving program men and shelter clients as well as staff meetings, board meetings, special luncheons and events.
  • Personally oversee hosting volunteers/donors coming to SBM to prepare and/or serve meals or any kitchen related projects. Ensure a positive experience and ensure Mission commitments are honored by volunteers/donors.
  • Communicate the volunteer schedules to kitchen workers at SBM.
  • Resolve conflict through fair treatment and discipline.
  • Work in harmony with Men’s Ministry and Family Ministry staff.
  • Participate in all required ministry activities.
  • Interact with professionalism and Christian maturity with all Mission management and staff.
  • Attend all lead management staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.

How To Apply

Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to [email protected].

Apply HERE.