PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The primary role of the Food Service Coordinator is to provide daily meals to facility youth and support the facility in daily functions.  The Food Service Coordinator will also interact with the youth and provide assistance in the allocation of services throughout the program.


REPORTS TO:             Program Manager

SUPERVISES:              None

STATUS:                       Non-Exempt

UNION STATUS:       Union


  • Responsible for purchasing of food for Lark Inn shelter
  • Prepare daily nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners at Lark Inn shelter and at other program sites as needed
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory, health department and other applicable regulations regarding food and kitchen
  • Responsible for adhering strictly to program food budgets
  • Plans menus for meals and snacks for the program one month in advance and maintains these menus on file
  • With assistance of the Residential Counselors, serve meals and assists with clean up


  • Provide trainings to program staff on safe food handling, menu planning, nutrition, etc
  • Hold regular cooking groups for youth.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a safe and clean physical kitchen environment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) Knowledge of basic principles of quantity food preparation
  • Ability to follow established standardized recipes and knowledge of general kitchen conduct
  • Some knowledge of therapeutic meals desirable
  • Ability to follow directions and with good planning skills
  • Bi-lingual in English-Spanish preferred
  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs
  • Ability to reach, bend and walk
  • Finger manipulation
  • Ability to comprehend complex materialsAbility to speak and write English clearly and accurately


  •  High school diploma/GED required Post-secondary degree in culinary or nutrition studies preferred


  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prepare, and coordinate meals for large groups of people
  • Experience managing a budget, with focus on food and supply ordering
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and have excellent time management
  • Must also have ability to work with high-risk youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers
  • Experience working with youth is highly desired, especially at-risk, homeless or runaway youth


Larkin Street reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

Larkin Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer