Job details

$23 – $28 an hour

Job Type

  • Culinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Cooking: 5 years (Preferred)

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Dental insurance
Employee discount
Health insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement

Full Job Description

Position Announcement
Chef, Wah Mei School

Agency Overview. Wah Mei is a nonprofit organization created to provide a safe and nurturing, high-quality
Chinese-English bilingual/bicultural education that promotes early child development, while building a supportive community for families. Wah Mei leadership supports a learning environment for caring staff to provide healthy happy early experiences within well-equipped facilities. Wah Mei has an immediate need for the right person to join our vibrant community.

Position Overview. Wah Mei seeks full-time Chef to plan and prepare daily breakfast, lunch and snacks for the sites, and wash, clean, sterilize all dishes, utensils, pots/pans and equipment used in the preparation of the meals. The Chef will ensure food service complies with all contracts, laws, guidelines and policies, including
PFA, State licensing regulations, and CACFP. The position is non-exempt and offers benefits and competitive pay, commensurate with experience.

Position Description:
The Chef will be responsible for oversight of meal services at a specific location. This includes Cooking, and cleaning responsibilities, and oversight of cooks, and assistant cooks at the discretion/ direction of the Food
Services Manager. Chefs will test recipes and support the Food Services Manager in menu planning, and daily oversight of site cleanliness, pantry/ food storage, inventory, and meal preparations at their assigned site

Key Responsibilities

  • Cook and serve meals for up to 80 children including Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
  • Clean the kitchen, and wash the dishes after service
  • Test recipes, make basic adjustments, and work with the Food Service Manager to build the WMS recipe book
  • Oversee the allergy system at the site as Directed by the Food Service Manager
  • Maintain Inventory and Freshness utilize the FIFO system with pantry, refrigerator, and freezer
  • Report weekly Inventory to the Food Service Manager
  • Report order needs to the Food Service Manager
  • Monthly Meetings regarding Menu Plannings and other meetings as needed
  • Assist the Food Service Manager with CACFP as assigned
  • Oversee the Kitchen at the assigned site, including cleanliness, inventory, preparation, cooking, service, and assigned CACFP administrative duties
  • Oversee CACFP portioning as directed
  • Maintain records as directed
  • Attend required CACFP Trainings Virtually

Knowledge, Traits and Other Requirements. Wah Mei welcomes applications from persons who care about providing children with healthy quality food, and who are committed to the mission of Wah Mei and the communities that Wah Mei serves. The Chef must be able to work independently, maintain professional boundaries, and stay current on continuing education requirements. The Chef must be reliable, have excellent planning and organizational skills, and an attention to detail and effective documentation.

Education/ Requirements:

  • ServSafe Food Handlers Certification
  • ServSafe Allergy Training
  • CACFP Trainings
  • Minimum 1 year supervisory experience
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience
  • Mandated reporter Training
  • Sexual harassment prevention training
  • Background Check Required
  • Provide TB and medical clearance
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Meet all Requirements in accordance with title 5 and title 22

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter indicating your interest to hiring at wahmei.org with “Sunset Chef” and your initials in the subject line. Please include three references, including their relationship to you and how long you have known them.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.00 – $28.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We take all necessary COVID-19 precautions. Employee’s are required to wear a mask indoor, but it is optional for outdoor activities. We have mask and hand sanitizer in every room available.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Francisco, CA 94122: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Culinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Cooking: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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