Nashville Rescue Mission

Assistant Kitchen Manager

Nashville Rescue Mission


Job Summary

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Nashville Rescue Mission is actively seeking an Assistant Kitchen Manager who will be responsible for organizing, managing, and coordinating the food service ministry at the Mission’s Main Campus, which serves an average of 1800 meals per day to men and women experiencing homelessness or battling addiction. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Manager will be to assist in oversight and monitor the quality of food and beverages served while maintaining health compliance and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for managing unforeseeable situations including consumer complaints, as well as fluctuating inventory and staffing issues in the absence of the Kitchen Manager. Are you the right person?

Job Responsibilities

You view food service as an opportunity to minister to others.

While preparing quality meals and serving healthy nutritious food is your passion, you also see the bigger picture of food being used as a vehicle to feed the Kingdom. By providing excellence in quality and service to all those you serve, you see the value in exhibiting good stewardship and demonstrating your passion for God through your passion for food.

You’re not a boss, but a leader.

You make people feel important and appreciated. You have no problem delegating and directing others, but you do so with care and compassion. You can inspire others from all walks of life to work together to accomplish a variety of tasks and responsibilities. You are willing to teach staff, volunteers, and men in the Mission’s Life Recovery Program on current health department standards, food preparation and cooking methods, and best practices. You don’t avoid conflict, but seek to resolve it effectively and swiftly.

You are organized, detail-oriented, and flexible.

You can manage supplies, keep a well-organized kitchen, and prepare weekly menus that allow for unexpected food donations. You are adept at managing multiple people, projects, and resources. You set the pace through your expectations and example. No task is too big or too small for you. You will do whatever is needed to get the job done.

You are a solid, trustworthy, and mature Christian.

Your love for the Lord is what motivates you to care for those you serve. Whether it’s a guest enjoying the meal, the volunteers helping prepare the food, or the team of kitchen workers around you, you treat everyone with respect and dignity. You have the ability to think and act with purpose and integrity.


  • High school Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • One year of food service experience.
  • Moderate reading and writing skills; typing/computer usage; proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Physical Factors:

Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climbing stairs, push and pull items weighing 40 pounds or less; manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

Additional Information



Eligible employees have medical plan options that give you the flexibility to choose the coverage that is right for you. Plans include a Health Savings Account with both employee and employer contributions. Telemedicine services are also available with all plans. You can also enroll in Dental and Vision plans.

Nashville Rescue Mission offers a generous Paid Time Off policy that allows new employees up to 27 days off their first year (pro-rated based on start date) for relaxation, holidays and to care for themselves or a family member in times of illness.

When life is getting difficult, it can help to talk with a professional. That’s why we have a Chaplain on staff as well as offer free counseling and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program.

As part of the Nashville Rescue Mission family, you can also enjoy other company-paid benefits like life insurance and short and long-term disability.


Let us help you save for the future. Nashville Rescue Mission contributes 3% of an employee’s earnings after they have completed their first year of service. If you decide to contribute to the plan as well, you will enjoy a 50% match on contributions from 1% to 6%.

How to Apply

To apply, visit the Careers at Nashville Rescue Mission or email your resume to


  • Date Posted: August 5, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Working Hours: Tues - Sat 4:00am - 12:30pm