Food Service Coordinator Position

Division: Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.

Department: Transitional Housing Programs & Services

Shift: 1st

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Transitional Housing


Job Purpose

Plan, organize, manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Food Service Operations. This includes assessing and addressing residents’ needs and identifying additional funding sources to generate income.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of Vet’s Place Central’s Food Service operations
  • Oversee the work of the kitchen staff including Receiving and Delivery, train and review staff performance as needed
  • Monitor all financial aspects of the business to control costs as well as reduce operating costs
  • Prepare and assist with meal preparation and serving of meals to VPC and Boudicca House  residents as needed
  • Clean, sanitize, organize and label refrigerators, freezers, and dry storage areas according to Wisconsin Food Safety Laws and ServeSafe guidelines
  • Clean, sanitize, and organize the kitchen according to Wisconsin Food Safety Laws and ServeSafe guidelines
  • Clean, sanitize, and label the food service area according to Wisconsin Food Safety Laws and ServeSafe guidelines
  • Complete the daily, weekly and monthly reports
  • Complete monthly inventory of supplies
  • Order supplies as needed
  • Ensure accurate records are kept and reports are issued to appropriate personnel
  • Execute and monitor the Food Share program to include enrollments, intakes and reviews
  • Other duties as requested or assigned

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Able to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, and proportions
  • Good analytical skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to follow directions and instructions from supervisor


  • Bachelor’s in Business or related field is highly desired. High school diploma with five years’ related training and/or experience would be acceptable
  • SafeServe certified
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and current automotive insurance

Working Conditions

Time will be split between cooking, preparing, and serving food and a general office environment. While cooking, preparing, and serving food the environment will be hot, moderately loud, and fast-paced. During non-meal duties, the working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate. Travel will be less than 15% and is local.

Physical Requirements

Work is physical in nature and consists of walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying, and lifting to sometimes more than 50 pounds.

Direct Reports

The Food Service Assistant and Weekend/Breakfast Floater Cook report to the Food Service Coordinator.


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