Gateway Center Careers and Jobs

Food Services Coordinator

Rate of pay$36000 - $38000 per year

Reports To: Director of CEC 

Salary Band: Full Time (40 HRS)  


The Food Services Coordinator is responsible for operations of food services, training interns, menu planning,  scheduling, purchasing food, and supply inventory, while all ensuring quality standards are upheld in the kitchen through proper food preparation, kitchen safety techniques, and health standards. This position ensures that Gateway Center is represented correctly with its clients, partners, staff, and funders.


⮚ Bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition, or a culinary degree. 

⮚ 5 years of experience managing and/or teaching in food services operations accepted in  lieu of degree 

⮚ Ability to communicate effectively in written, oral, and digitally. 

⮚ Possess ServSafe Management certification 

⮚ ServSafe Instructor and Proctor certification (not required, but a plus) 

⮚ Experience in quantity food preparation 

⮚ Experience in food cost and budget, and managing expense reports 

⮚ Developed adequate teaching methods and training 

⮚ Must possess a current and valid driver’s license.

Principal Accountabilities

⮚ Customer-Service: position may have to interact with clients 

⮚ Teaching- Must have the ability to structure lesson plans and practical efforts with  interning students 

⮚ Leadership: Must be able to lead a team to a successful kitchen and resolving conflicts and getting the job done. 

⮚ Management Skills: Must have the ability to deal with food costs and budget,  contractors and partnered agencies, creating work schedules, menu planning, and food  and safety standards 

⮚ Monitoring food usage to assure adequate supply 

⮚ Conducting reviews of GWC food service program to evaluate the effectiveness of the  food and nutrition operations 

⮚ Responsible for teaching and conducting educational culinary training classes for  incoming intern students every semester 

⮚ Experience offering and managing cooking classes 

⮚ Wide culinary range and background on various cuisines 

⮚ Ability to work a varied schedule in order to teach classes in the evening and operate  kitchen duties during the day 

⮚ Ability to move/lift merchandise and/or food product 

⮚ Must possess a valid and current driver’s license 

⮚ ServSafe Management Certification (required) 

⮚ Performing other duties as assigned

Physical Demands

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,  distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Gateway Center - Main Site

275 Pryor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303