REPORTS TO:                                 Assistant Manager of Food Services


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The primary role of the Food Service Coordinator is to provide daily meals to 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 as needed.


SUPERVISES:                                 None

EXEMPT STATUS:                         Non Exempt

UNION STATUS:                            Union



  • Responsible for promptly preparing and serving daily nutritious breakfasts and lunches at 134 Golden Gate and other program meals support as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with all licensing, health department and other applicable regulations regarding food and kitchen; including and not limited to portion control requirements.
  • Responsible for regular maintenance checks on all kitchen equipment. Work with Assistant Manager of Food Services to assess cost and schedule all repairs.
  • Oversee cleanliness of kitchen and surrounding areas (café, serving bar, storage closet).
  • Responsible for adhering to program food and equipment budgets as designated by supervisor.
  • Monitor and maintain inventory, supplies and condition of the kitchen. Conduct regular inventory of all food and kitchen items. Work with the Assistant Manager of Food Services to create an inventory schedule and communicate ordering needs in a timely manner.
  • Provide input and support meal planning for the program one month in advance with menus to be maintained on file.


  • Immediately upon hire, participate in SafeServ Managers training, paid for by Larkin Street Youth Services.
  • Responsible for supporting program services within the milieu.  For example, crisis intervention, boundary setting and safety.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings, supervision and other meetings as needed.
  • Occasionally support volunteer groups in the kitchen, especially during the holidays.
  • Hold cooking workshops for youth as time allows.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work with high-risk youth and diverse staff, clients, and volunteers.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to follow established standardized recipes and knowledge of general kitchen conduct.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of quantity and food preparation.
  • Comfortability in holding boundaries with clients.
  • Food Handler’s Certification.
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately.


  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prepare, and coordinate meals for large groups of people.
  • Ability to work independently and have excellent time management skills.
  • Experience working with youth is highly desired, especially at-risk, homeless or runaway youth.
  • Ability to pass background check for state licensed programs.
  • Bi-lingual in English-Spanish preferred.


  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25-40 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and be on your feet.
  • Finger manipulation.


  • BA degree in relevant discipline preferred but not required.

This position is represented by SEIU 1021 under a collective bargaining agreement.

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