Haven Housing operates three programs in North Minneapolis: Ascension Place (transitional housing), St. Anne’s Place (emergency family shelter) and Next Step Housing (permanent supportive housing). Our programs provide a continuum of housing services, along with basic need support, individualized case management, supportive programming and extensive community referrals.
St. Anne’s Place of Haven Housing is an emergency family shelter that acts as the stepping stone from crisis to stability. We offer basic needs provisions, case management, and health and wellness opportunities to homeless mothers and their children. Staff is available 24 hours a day to support women in their pursuit of independence, healing from trauma, poverty, and homelessness, and with other barriers limiting emotional, psychological and social well-being.

Job Description

We are seeking someone to join our dynamic team. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for preparing meals, as well as the overall food preparation and food service oversight at St. Anne’s Place of Haven Housing. Looking to hire two cooks to fulfill the needs of our organization:

This position is full time either Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday.

  • Manages day-to-day food service operations

  • Uses fresh ingredients to create meals that are from scratch and nutritious

  • Brings positive and joyful attitude to the dining environment

  • Engages with mothers and their children in a encouraging and kind way

  • Performs cooking duties, which include food preparation, cooking, baking, serving, and clean-up

  • Orders food and works with donations from food banks and other community resources from a variety of place that include Sysco and food bank

  • Maintains an organized and clean pantry and kitchen

  • Hard working and dedicated

  • Uses resources wisely and maintains a budget

  • Promotes healthful eating

  • Makes creative menus to keep variety and high nutritional value

  • Assists organization with events (i.e. fundraising, holiday celebrations, etc,)

  • Ensures compliance with all health and safety regulations

  • Must maintain State of MN Food Manager's Certificate

  • Manages a government food subsidy grant by tracking meal service and menu creation

  • Reliability and consistent attendance

  • Creates and distributes weekly menus

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous cooking/kitchen experience a must

  • Experience with large quantity healthy cooking

  • Supervisory experience/lead experience preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Must have functional computer skills

  • Must be able to pass organizational background check


  • Salary based upon qualifications

  • Positive and supportive work environment

  • Partial medical & full dental insurance premium paid by employer, generous vacation and sick time package, and generous pension/retirement benefits.

Qualified applicants, please send cover letter and resume to Sesany Fennie-Jones, Program Director, at sfenniejones@havenhousing.org. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!