Food Manager & Production Chef

Operation Blessing International (OBI), an international humanitarian relief and development organization, is seeking a highly skilled Production Chef & Food Manager to provide quality food preparation for mass distribution while managing safe food handling practices for OBI’s Mobile Kitchen and feeding operations.  Meeting a critical need, this individual will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing preparations of large quantities of food within hours of a disaster to support staff, volunteers and first responders.  

The successful individual will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a commercial kitchen and/or catering operations for large groups of people
  • Knowledge of federal agency guidelines and practices deriving from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services, and the Food and Drug Administration and become familiar with various state and local health department requirements.
  • Excellent knowledge, ability, and demonstrated practice producing high volumes of safe, high quality food in difficult surroundings and under challenging circumstances.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish effective working relationships across diverse groups of people.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and internet
  • Strong ability to assess resources, implement a plan and evaluate results
  • Excellent decision making and organizational skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to train and lead a team of staff or volunteers
  • Ability to travel domestically on short notice and / or for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, bend and lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with a good DMV record.
  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI as needed


  • ServSafe Manager’s Certification
  • Commercial Driver’s License (preferred) or the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License