Food Service Director

Sunday Breakfast Mission
Job Type
Men’s Ministry, Missions, Outreach & Evangelism, Other, Para-church & Non-profit Roles
Wilmington, DE
Salary Details
Salary + Generous Benefits Package
Contract Type
Closing Date
To minister to the spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs of the residents and guests by leading them to discover salvation and healing through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Job Description


To minister to the spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs of the residents and guests by leading them to discover salvation and healing through the Lord Jesus Christ.


Job Objective

  • Chef-driven food service experience for large meals with a curative cuisine focus.
  • To coordinate & oversee ordering, food prep. and sanitation for all Mission kitchens and food service activities
  • To be responsible for prep. of meals on a regular shift, providing nutritious and attractive meals to program men, overnight guests, community, Mission staff and guests
  • To supervise kitchen workers in their duties encouraging a spirit of teamwork
  • To interview, train, supervise, counsel, schedule and evaluate residents/volunteers as it pertains to the food service areas
  • To communicate effectively for short and long term planning
  • To lead by example
  • To oversee ordering, food preparation and sanitation and coordinate volunteers and program residents for special events including, but not limited to the Great Thanksgiving Banquet.



  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise; and regularly attend a Bible-believing church.
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Wilmington with a compassionate heart.
  • Have cooking experience, including a good knowledge of Health Department expectations; including knowledge/certification in Serve Safe
  • Have flexibility and be able to take instruction
  • Have organizational skills and good communication skills
  • Have knowledge of computer and inventory systems § Exhibit leadership ability and ability to work with people
  • Have a good understanding of other departments and their needs throughout the ministry
  • Able to deal with people in a variety of circumstances
  • Able to use good judgment to make independent decisions
  • Process a servant’s heart for people: compassion and understanding to work with individuals who are hurting
  • Maintain a public and private life consistent with the standards and policies of SBM
  • Represent a clean and neat in appearance. - honest and trustworthy in character



  • Seek to exemplify Jesus Christ daily and be prepared to share the Gospel as opportunities arise
  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the food service department
  • Must be able to implement new systems, communicate on a regular basis, and consistently follow through on tasks related to the highest quality and ultimate efficiency in the operation of Food Service
  • Create weekly food orders and menu for both kitchens
  • Develop menus that are nutritious and tasteful, using donated foods as much as possible
  • Ensure that personnel and systems are in place to serve every meal
  • Directly oversee weekly kitchen order deliveries (food & supplies)
  • Use the warehouse inventory to compile a daily kitchen order
  • Make sure the menu is followed by all kitchen workers
  • Make sure food in walk-ins is dated and rotated on a daily basis
  • Make sure cleanliness of kitchen facilities, sanitary practices of cooks & program staff, and quality service.
  • Supervise the kitchen workers in both kitchens and dining rooms, preparing and serving program men and shelter clients as well as staff meetings, board meetings, special luncheons and events.
  • Personally oversee hosting volunteers/donors coming to SBM to prepare and/or serve meals or any kitchen related projects. Ensure a positive experience and ensure Mission commitments are honored by volunteers/donors.
  • Communicate the volunteer schedules to kitchen workers at SBM
  • Resolve conflict through fair treatment and discipline
  • Work in harmony with Men’s Ministry and Family Ministry staff
  • Participate in all required ministry activities
  • Interact with professionalism and Christian maturity with all Mission management and staff
  • Attend all lead management staff meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President


Organization Description

Rebuilding Lives, & Restoring Families in Jesus' name. This historic, evangelical Rescue Mission has been serving hundres of homeless, hurting and hungry people every day since 18893.

Sunday Breakfast Mission