Kitchen Manager

Are you looking for a stable schedule and great benefits?

THIS is the job for you! Do you qualify?

  • MUST have a clear criminal history.
  • Are you reliable?
  • Can you work weekends?

Yes. Yes. Yes. GREAT!!

Here's more info:

FREE Medical
FREE Dental
PAID Time Off
FREE Short Term Disability

This job is located at the Craighead County Detention Center in Jonesboro, AR.


At Tiger Correctional Services, we deliver experiences that enrich people's lives through food service. Our Tiger Team takes pride in what they do. Our team members serve their local communities by working with a stable and established company that offers superior benefits, flexible hours and multiple opportunities for advancement.

Tiger Correctional Services has been partnering with county correctional facilities for 20 years. We have a long running reputation of high quality service and products. Our food service division operates institutional kitchens in 7 states and we are continuing to grow.


To oversee & administer all phases of the food service operations including but not limited to (1) assignment of work detail (2) monitoring serving line for food portion control (3) ordering food & supplies (4) food preparation (5) safety, health & sanitation standards in compliance with Company & Jail policy and federal, state and local law


Inventory Control

Receives and inspects food & supplies for quality & accurate quantity
Accurately accounts for & maintain records for all meals & snacks served
Keeps Company management informed of any changes in inmate population that could affect food portions
Notes any food substitutions & documents on file
Maintains all cooking utensils, knives & other sharp objects as required by Company policy & jail standards. Conducts inventory daily & immediately reports shortages to Manager
Kitchen Operations

Assumes responsibilities for maintaining & overseeing the daily operations of the institutional kitchen
Maintains sanitary & safe conditions to comply with all federal & state standards
Prepares meals in accordance with established recipes & menus
Reports any equipment deficiencies to appropriate personnel as needed
Properly operates all kitchen equipment in a safe manner

Establishes a professional working relationship with Company employees, jail administration and facility-provided labor that complies with Company values
Assigns & oversees the work of all facility-provided labor
Attends & participates in meetings as required
Helps with menu planning as requested
Able to work assigned schedule & fills in as needed for the Food Service Manager in their absence

Provides in a timely manner any documents client has authorization to review including inspection reports, tool inventory reports or any noted deficiencies with the cooking area or equipment,
Keeps Company management informed of any significant problems
Health & Safety and Security

Maintains kitchen area, equipment and any other areas of responsibilities including food preparation area in a clean, well-maintained appearance that complies with all federal & state standards
Responsible for compliance & administration of all security procedures identified by the Company and Jail Administration
Performs other duties as assigned or required



High School graduate or GED equivalent.


Knowledge of cooking in an institutional kitchen.

ServSafe Certification


2 years working in a correctional facility


Excellent cooking skills
Good organization skills with attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work well with others with excellent oral & written communication skills
Dependable & able to meet time deadlines
Good Problem Solver
Good computer skills including knowledge of excel spreadsheets

Able to convey details or directions with volume and clarity
Must be able to hear and receive normal conversations and information
Must have average visual abilities necessary to prepare food, read and follow menu directions, etc and operate kitchen equipment.
Must have ability to stand a period of at least 3 to 4 hours at a time.
Must have ability to lift at least 15 to 30 pounds.
Must be able to perform basic math: add, subtract, multiply and divide
Ability to use passive vocabulary of 5,000 to 6,000 words; to read at a slow rate, able to write basic sentences and ability to communicate in standard sentences with good vocabulary.

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