Director of Food Service

Who is Mel Trotter Ministries?

We are innovative, empathetic and compassionate difference-makers. We dream and dare more for MTM because all of God’s people deserve more. We walk alongside people as they transform their lives. Do you share our innovative and driven love of people, and do you want to make a difference? Join our team! Together and through the power of Christ, we can do immeasurably more to solve homelessness in our community.

You belong here if:

You are called to make an impact in greater Grand Rapids.
You are called to help men, women and children overcome homelessness.
You see value and potential in every human being no matter how broken they are.
You rejoice in seeing lives transformed forever.
You are called to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus to everyone.

Director of Food Service - Full Time

We will trust you with:

(Job Responsibilities)

We will trust you with:

This position is responsible for development and management of all areas of food service including sourcing, storage, and distribution of food, menu creation, recipe adherence, food safety, equipment and kitchen facility maintenance. Team building and staff oversite include providing staff culinary and food safety education, development, and supervision. This role oversees and assists with hands-on execution of daily guest meal periods and regular mission special events such as board meetings and luncheons. Responsibilities also include managing budgets, and producing accurate reporting data, as well as providing expert consultation for the development and implementation of culinary social enterprises.

Bring your strengths:

We will trust you with:

(Job Requirements) 

  • Culinary Arts Degree, Bachelor’s in Business or Hospitality Management, or seven years related experience
  • Minimum of five years of food service management experience
  • ServSafe Certification and Allergen required, instructor status preferred
  • Excellent team leader, excels in building morale and creating accountability
  • Highly skilled in recipe creation, nutritional standards, ordering and budgeting
  • Proficient skill level in Microsoft Office suite
  • Highly organized, excellent attention to detail
  • Capable of managing multiple projects to standard and to deadline

Working Conditions

  • Regular standing, walking, climbing, crouching, bending, pushing, or pulling
  • Understand, speak, read, and write fluent English
  • Required to talk and  hear
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to use fine motor hand functions
  • Frequently exposed to varying temperatures from below 32 degrees to above 80 degrees



*Applications and resumes are accepted for current positions only.

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