• Personal Assistant/ Kitchen Assistant for Asempe Kitchen

    Posted: 10/30/2022

    Personal Assistant/ Kitchen Assistant for Asempe Kitchen Company Overview Asempe Kitchen, LLC is a minority-owned and operated company offering West African food catering, event pop-ups, and cooking classes with a special focus on a plant-based menu. We are searching for a reliable, punctual employee who is enthusiastic about helping a new and start-up food business succeed. This team player will help us deliver stellar service and exceptional quality in a fast paced, inclusive, and supportive environment. Job Overview Flexible, individual with catering and customer service experience for a growing catering company and pop up. This team member will be responsible for administrative and marketing tasks as well as food prep and customer service for pop-ups, events, cooking classes and catering. They will work on fliers, social media posts and run errands. They will work alongside the Chef-Owner in the kitchen, attend weekly planning meetings, prepare vegetables, serve customers, and wash dishes. Must have reliable transportation and driver’s license. This position demands creativity on a daily basis, excellent communication skills, and ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards. Must work well under pressure, is organized, and self motivated. Must be friendly and work well within a team. Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks. Fast learner, attention to detail, and flexible in schedule to include nights, holidays, and weekends

    Some Responsibilities and Duties

    ● Attend all markets, pop up events, and cooking classes and provide exceptional service to customers and participants
        ○ Must be able to engage with customers to build relationships and create positive experiences for them
    ● Design marketing materials for events and general promotional purposes. Update and/ make fliers, and SM posts for our FB page in time for     each specific event.
        ○ Research how to promote Asempe Kitchen and its events via social media, marketing materials, and in the news.
        ○ Reach out to local media to cover Asempe Kitchen
        ○ Distribute flyers to local businesses, events, etc.
        ○ Create Facebook events
        ○ Post events in online collaborative calendars
    ● Assist in managing social media accounts, email listserv, and website.
        ○ Update Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter daily
        ○ Post photos and videos during events
        ○ Add additional names and email addresses to Mailchimp as they are collected
        ○ Draft newsletters
        ○ Draft potential blog posts based on research
    ● Prep all ingredients for cooking by Kitchen Manager
    ● Clean work area before, during, and after each shift
    ● Maintain all Health Department guidelines regarding safe food practices
    ● Accurately portion product for serving while at market
    ● Wash all cookware during cooking and after each shift
    ● Understand and comply consistently with standard portion sizes, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
    ● Attend all scheduled employee meetings
    ● Prepare a variety of vegetables using knives and food processor, and portion bags
    ● Process prepared foods for service using ovens, gas stoves, and electric stoves
    ● Assist chef by preparing ingredients, keeping the kitchen clean and orderly.
    ● Assumes responsibility for quality, food safety/sanitation
    ● Perform all other tasks as assigned by Chef Kuukua in an efficient and timely manner. Requirements
    ● Flexibility to work alternative days and hours
    ● Flexibility to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
    ● Team player, eager to learn new skills, pleasant and customer focused
    ● Food Handlers certification
    ● Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time
    ● Ability to lift up to 30lbs and bend to lift
    ● Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    ● Applicants must have access to consistent transportation and have a driver's license
    ● Prior experience in food service, as server or line cook, preferred. Reports To Assistant will report to and work directly under Chef Kuukua Yomekpe.

    Qualified candidates may forward their resume to asempekitchen@gmail.com We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer Compensation:
    ● 32,000
    ● One meal each shift
    ● Tips at each event shared with other workers

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