What do we do

Red Rabbit is a Black-owned School Food Management Company that works with hundreds of schools, districts, and food banks to uplift communities of color throughout the North East and Mid-Atlantic Regions.

Our professionally trained chefs create menus, source farm fresh ingredients, and cook delicious, thoughtful, and familiar food. School food matters not only because it’s integral to good health, but because what children eat is an essential part of their cultural identity and sense of self.

About the Role

The Head Chef position is an exciting opportunity for a talented and seasoned chef looking to transition to meaningful, impactful work. Please note that this posting is for Head Chefs looking to work in Staten Island.

The Head Chef directs the day-to-day operations of a 2 - 4 person school cafeteria kitchen preparing meals for hundreds of kids. The ideal candidate has strong culinary skills, is comfortable with office-work, and enjoys interacting with customers. A strong emphasis will be placed on candidates’ ability to train and motivate their team.

If you’re passionate about cooking for kids and thrilled by the opportunity to join a dynamic entrepreneurial team, this may be the perfect role for you.

Job Functions

  • Leadership: Train, coach, and develop kitchen team members. Create a supportive environment that encourages team cohesion, member retention, and excellent performance.
  • Culinary Management: Directly responsible for daily culinary execution. Maintain a food-safe kitchen at all times. Perform quality control on all menu items and ensure recipe consistency and integrity. Improve food costs through disciplined inventory management and creative menu planning.
  • Administration: Adhere to production schedules, track and submit consumption numbers and daily compliance reports. Oversee facility maintenance projects.
  • Customer Care: Build relationships with the school community, including teachers, administrators, and parents. Attend school meetings. Educate the school community through culinary and nutrition presentations in the cafeteria.

    Skills & Requirements

    • 5+ years professional culinary experience in a fast paced, high volume kitchen
    • 1+ years supervisory/management experience
    • Bachelor degree in culinary arts a plus
    • Demonstrated knowledge of proper food safety and sanitation practices
    • Must be comfortable using software/apps/spreadsheets to track and report data
    • Must have excellent communication skills and be extremely well organized
    • Familiarity with NSLP compliance requirements a plus
    • Must have NYC food handlers license or certificate
    • Must share our passion for improving nutrition and health in schools
    • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus

    Job Type: Full Time
    Typical Hours
    : Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Location: Staten Island
    Reports to:
    Regional Account Manager
    Compensation: $50K - $60K (plus benefits)
    Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

    About Red Rabbit

    Founded in 2005, Red Rabbit is a black-owned, MWBE Certified, K-12 school food management company that believes choosing to feed children diverse and nutritious food is an act of social justice. Red Rabbit celebrates all cultures in the urban school cafeteria by preparing meals that reflect the heritage of the kids they serve. The company places professionally trained chefs in the school cafeteria to create culturally relevant meals that become part of the school community. From our kitchens, Red Rabbit prepares and delivers thousands of heritage-based, scratch made meals to the Greater New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey regions.

    Pro tip: When applying to this job, note we value creativity in thinking and real problem-solving skills. Tell us how you’ve added value to a team in the past and why you want to join Red Rabbit.

    Red Rabbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.