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Food Safety Manager - Washington, DC 20002

Union Kitchen

$45,000 - $55,000 a year - Full-time

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$45,000 - $55,000 a year

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Commuter assistance

Health insurance

Dental insurance

Paid time off

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Company Introduction:

We are on a mission to build successful food businesses and we want you to join us!

Union Kitchen is a food business accelerator. We empower local food founders with our ecosystem of stores, distribution, and kitchen, our roadmap, and our expertise from launch to scale.


We are looking for future leaders for our Food Safety Team that are passionate about food safety, cleaning, and facility management. We provide exceptional training and an accelerated career path.

Our Food Safety Team is responsible for managing our production facility where over 80 local food businesses produce food and beverage products sold across the country. The role is to ensure the highest standards of food safety and organization are maintained by our team and the businesses operating within our space. We always insist on excellence!

What’s in it for you

  • Accelerated path to management (100% of Managers start as Team Members)


  • Training program including certifications in Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP and PCQI


  • Weekly Payroll


  • Enjoy free coffee


  • Commuter benefits


  • Medical and Dental Health Care


  • 25% off of any item in our stores


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)


  • Time-and-a-half on major holidays

Union Kitchen is a Food Business Accelerator. We build successful food businesses by bringing together our Accelerator with access to our Kitchen, Distribution, and Stores. We work with the best brands, people, and teams. If you are ready to build Union Kitchen and the next great food manufacturing brands, you’ve come to the right place!

You Will:

  • Maintain organization of our facility to promote operational efficiency and food safety


  • Work closely as a team to accomplish all facility cleaning tasks


  • Support the operational elements of running a successful production facility, including cleaning and equipment maintenance


  • Develop leadership skills around managing processes and people


  • Learn how to manage a facility that supports the local DC food ecosystem

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about food and building food businesses! Curious about new products and excited about our mission


  • Energized by exceeding expectations and meeting challenging goals. You approach everything with a growth mindset


  • Organized and effective at planning, both short- and long-term projects to carry out operations


  • Able to communicate effectively with your team and across the company


  • Flexible and creative in solving problems.


  • Comfortable and excited to develop into a leader


  • Capable of creating a sense of belonging for our teams and Accelerator Brands

Everyone has an opportunity to develop into a leadership position through our growth path. Here is a look at the opportunity at each stage:

Team Member in Training $15.20

Team Member $15.5/hr

Trainer $16/hr

Supervisor $17.5/hr

Manager in Training $20/hr

General Manager $55K


Item Discounts & Free Coffee

As part of working at Union Kitchen, we want you to enjoy all the great coffee, tea, and food that we are all working so hard to support through our ecosystem! All Union Kitchen Team Members get free coffee and tea while working and 25%

off of any item.

Enjoy a free meal during a break while you are on shift at the store!

PTO (Paid Time Off)

Time-and-a-half on major holidays

Capital Bike Share for Full Time

Health Care for Full Time

Weekly Payroll


Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 30 pounds. For example, a tub of dishes and trash bins.

As needed climb ladders, stairs, ramps and uneven floor and/or surfaces. For example, go up and downstairs and ramps to storage areas.

As needed squat, bend, twist and reach for items below waist level or above shoulders. For example, you may have to bend down or reach up to trays and towels.

Use of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. You’re using your hands to do things like mopping floors, perform deep cleaning on our equipment, machines and spaces, (among other responsibilities).


1369 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002



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