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Dishwasher/Prep Cook


A Meaningful Purpose, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2020 to address the needs of food insecurity, soil regeneration, and community inclusiveness in Atlantic County, NJ.  This mission is carried out at the historic Reed's Farm, continuing a legacy of local food production in the region.  The farm operates year-round utilizing organic and regenerative practices, hosts a sanctuary for farm animals, and provides educational and vocational programming to local schools and organizations with a focus on individuals with cognitive disabilities.  We aim to provide a community hub that inspires all who gather here to engage with nature and celebrate its healing capabilities.



We view our kitchen & market as the heart of the farm. Our kitchen’s core values are: healthy, simple, farm first, and delicious. We aim to display these principles through our offerings. We are looking for someone to join our team who can work within set systems but also understands the importance of and thrives in an environment of collaboration and adaptability.  As a dishwasher/prep cook at our farm you will work directly with the kitchen leadership team and other kitchen staff. 

Your daily responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

- Maintaining a clean kitchen, properly washing and sorting soiled dishes, and prepping foods as needed. Keeps dish area free of clutter and organized.
- Maintaining clean / dry floors throughout the shift.

- Properly washing and storing cookware, kitchen utensils and storage containers.
- Changing the water of machines and sinks every two hours, or more often as required by business levels, and properly using chemical dilutions set by EcoLab.

- Maintaining trash cans throughout shift and removing full trashcans and boxes at the end of each shift.
- Following the posted daily dish cleaning duties.
- Assisting in food prep and any other duties set forth or requested by kitchen management as needed.

-Maintaining clean facilities in the connected market, including bathrooms and floors.

Expectations and desired qualifications for this position:
- Minimum 1 yr prior experience in similar food & beverage/hospitality establishment
- Ability to display basic kitchen cleanliness knowledge (i.e. proper ware washing techniques, proper chemical usage and dilution, dishwasher machine operation etc.)
- Punctuality
- Adherence to food safety guidelines
- Good communication skills
- Ability to lift 50lbs

- Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time in a production environment



this position is : hourly, commensurate with experience

To apply, call 609-457-0273 or stop by Wednesday-Sunday 9am-3pm and ask for Brent.

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