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Commissary Kitchen Lead



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 3, 2023
Our Story + What Makes Us Special
Everytable was founded on the belief that healthy food is a human right and shouldn’t be a luxury product. Everytable is a purpose-driven public benefit company; working with us is a unique opportunity to be a part of making history by redefining and transforming the food system. We’re passionate about making a positive impact in the communities we serve through affordable food access, as well as economic empowerment and environmental wellbeing.

We are an inclusive and diverse team of mission-driven individuals fighting for food justice - where every community, every person and every table has access to fresh, nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate food. We’re looking for team members who aren’t afraid to shake things up and speak up for what they believe in. At Everytable, our team members are unique, outspoken, and have a sincere desire to make a world a more equitable place. If you are fiercely dedicated to social justice and inclusion and have a conscious leadership mindset, Everytable might be the place for you.

Position Background:

Everytable is looking for a Commissary Kitchen Lead.

We’re looking for a person to lead our kitchen team, which produces our fresh meals daily, that are sold in our stores, SmartFridges, and subscription businesses. This person will play a critical role in the daily operations of our business, and will lead an important team in a fast-moving, exciting, and high-pressure environment.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the food industry, and will have significant experience leading and managing teams in the assembly or plating of meals. They will be obsessed with efficiency and operations, and have an eye for quality and detail.

  • Production Manger
  • VP, Culinary Ops
  • Sous Chef
  • R&D Chef
  • Cooks
  • Preps
KEY RESULT AREAS: (% weighted in accordance of importance)
  • Continuous Preparation & Organization 40%
  • Team Management, Training, Coaching & Recruitment 30%
  • Process & Efficiency Optimization 15%
  • Production Records & Administrative Tasks 15%
Total 100%

Continuous Preparation & Organization (40%):
  • Prepare daily organizational and performance plan for team including roles and responsibilities for each person and clear timeline for each function and task.
  • Lead team in maintaining an organized work area that is creates a safe and productive work environment.
  • Organize process flow to ensure maximum throughput and efficiency.
  • Consistently work to improve efficiency and throughput, and meet or beat goals.
  • Balance team members, including material and people preparation, so they are ready to begin processes at the right time.
  • Utilize team members to confirm the all items going into assembly include all necessary materials to complete production without creating a shortage.’
  • Planning of breaks and lunches to coincide with natural stopping points between production runs.
Team Management & Recruitment (30%):
  • Hold weekly 1-1s with each team member, setting goals and expectations, and hearing team member suggestions for improvements.
  • Host daily huddles with team, setting hourly and daily goals while delegating tasks.
  • Utilizing team feedback to help in implementing improvements.
  • Reviewing individual performance throughout the day and being hands-on when training and setting performance expectations.
  • Optimizing group performance through continual feedback and suggestions and support throughout daily shifts.
  • Ensuring all team members are set up for success throughout the entire shift, ensuring all team members have necessary supplies and equipment at all times, and no one runs out of necessary tools or materials.
  • Constantly interviewing candidates to hire and build bench of interested team-members, including hosting observers who are potential future hires.
  • Set team goals and motivate the team to hit performance targets.
  • Hold team accountable to world-class standards of performance, organization, cleanliness, and food safety.
  • Manage team to timeline set in daily organizational and performance plan.
  • Set up and execute assembly lines for each Everytable SKU until all SKUs are successfully and completely packaged to the exact required amount while meeting strict quality requirements.
  • Management of intermediate cleaning process between production items to assure food safety requirements are being met.
  • Examine and inspect all raw materials and finished goods, to ensure standards are being met.
  • Ability to identify and train team about major allergens and use proper techniques to avoid cross contamination.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and sanitation standards of Everytable to both State and Federal regulations.
Process & Efficiency Optimization (15%):
  • Continually assess current processes, looking to reduce waste and drive improved labor efficiencies through new manufacturing methods, or tools.
  • Identifying process bottlenecks and then balancing the production line to generate the optimal production speed with a given team size.
  • Brainstorming and testing of new manufacturing methods utilizing lean techniques to reduce waste.
Production Records & Administrative Tasks (15%):
  • Serve as key member of the food production team within the daily production meeting. Attending daily production meeting to communicate team performance and daily challenges, while also receiving information for dissemination to your team.
  • Keep records and perform continual quality control checks pertaining to production timings, labels, date codes, production counts, and product weight.
  • Daily review of all paperwork and calculation of performance metrics.
  • Other tasks as requested by Kitchen management.
Our Guiding Values
  • Hungry To Change the World - We are driven to create a world-changing social enterprise, and to pursue our mission for a more just and healthy world. We are not satisfied with “business as usual,” and are willing to take chances to create a new paradigm of business.
  • Purpose and Pride in Service - We care deeply about all our customers across all channels and take care to understand and anticipate their needs. We strive to exceed the expectations of our customers as well as those we serve internally, our coworkers, offering hospitality and delicious food everywhere we go.
  • Elevate Everyday - Each of us is responsible for coming to the table with solutions, which requires us to be honest and speak up about ways we can be better. In everything we do, we get better every day by taking small and large steps to continuously improve.
  • Lead with Humility - Each of us leads in our own job and in our own way. We believe leadership requires listening, understanding, and putting yourself in others' shoes before taking action.
  • Solve For All - We are a people centered organization focused on finding the solution that benefits our customers, our employees, and our company. Because we all win when we win together.
  • Welcome Everyone to the Table - We are a stronger, more innovative company because of our diverse experiences, cultures, and backgrounds. All our voices are needed to be the best we can be
What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a high volume production kitchen or a manufacturing environment.
  • Prior experience with continuous motion assembly conveyors.
  • Basic computer skills; email, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with fellow team members and management.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and loud environment.
  • Ability to work different shifts, that include holidays, nights, and weekends.
  • Must be able to stand for a period of 8 hours at a time.
  • Must be able to work in refrigerated conditions for extended periods of time(40* degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Regular kneeling, bending, and stooping required.
  • Safely lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be willing to obtain a Food Handler card.
Perks + Benefits All Team Members of Everytable Enjoy:

Health + Wellbeing
  • Free delicious Everytable meals during your shift
  • 20% off all meals + delivery subscription service
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company-Sponsored Best in Class Benefits ** (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance) *
  • 401(k) program *
  • Paid Parental Leave *
  • Fitness/Wellness Program *
  • Voluntary Accident/Critical Illness/Hospital Indemnity Insurance*
  • Dependent FSA *
  • Transit + Parking Benefits *
  • Pet Insurance *
Growth + Development
  • Culture of feedback and coaching (bi-annual performance appraisals)
  • Social Equity Franchise Program – a unique opportunity to own your own Everytable retail storefront after training in Everytable University!
Flexibility + Community Outreach
  • Pay it Forward Program
  • Flexible working environment (depending on role requirements)
  • Full-time and part-time positions available
  • Paid vacation/sick/holiday time
* Must meet eligibility requirements upon open enrollment

** Select plans are free of charge to employee and 100% company-sponsored

Everytable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ people to apply. Everytable is a Fair Chance employer and will consider qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records for employment.

In accordance with Everytable’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known health and safety hazards, the Company has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of its employees and its customers. As such, the Company requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire. For the purposes of this policy, “fully vaccinated” shall mean two weeks have passed since: (i) applicant obtained their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or (ii) applicant has obtained a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants shall submit proof of vaccination either with their application or as part of their onboarding process. In the event that an applicant requires a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, the Company will provide an accommodation to the extent it can, if the applicant is hired.