Kohala Village Hub hiring Food Hub Manager

Hawi, Hawaii

The Kohala Village Hub is seeking a Food Hub Manager (FHM) who loves cooking with organic, fresh ingredients sourced primarily from local farms and producers; has a passion for teaching the wonders of the culinary world, from eating healthy to making and producing value added products; views food as medicine; has knowledge and understanding of indigenous Hawaiian foods and plants and their traditional applications; and has a broad range of understanding community development and a non-profit educational values-based business model.

The Kohala Village Hub is located in Hawi, on the northern tip of the Big Island, Hawaii.  The Hub is organized as a non-profit educational organization, whose mission is to: “To provide a place and programs that model and nurture healthy lifestyle, learning, expression and enterprise for a sustainable world”.

Job Description

The successful applicant will manage the day-to-day operations of a non-profit cafe, serving both staff, program participants, community residents, and visitors. The successful applicant will hire, teach, supervise and evaluate staff, interns and volunteers; follow standard food safety policies and develop training manuals and SOPs for local producers to use the shared-used commercial kitchen; help setup and coordinate the community kitchen schedule; offer cooking, culinary and value added food production classes to the community and visitors; develop menus; manage lists of seasonally available local crops and products; help local farmers and producers coordinate their production to better meet local demand; oversee the possible development of an aggregated CSA and farm-to-institution program; manage food and labor budgets and cost controls; provide exceptional customer service, leadership skills and marketing strategies; develop a curriculum in collaboration with the Programs Manager and Executive Director; and ensure culinary standards in collaboration with management. The FHM reports to the Executive Director.

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Open until Filled – Position to begin immediately.  Please send a cover letter and resume to: Kohala Village Hub, C/O Director, P.O. Box 511, Hawi, HI 96719 or send via email with Word or PDF attachments to: exec.office@kohalavillage.org. Only complete applications will be considered; no phone calls please. Top qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.