Full Time

Corporate Chef

  • International Headquarters, New Cumberland, PA

Are You Ready to Season Your Culinary Career with Purpose?

At ABWE, we believe in serving not just meals, but missions. If the relentless pace of the culinary industry has left you yearning for something more fulfilling, we have a unique opportunity that blends your passion for cooking with a deeper purpose.

We’re on the hunt for a Head Chef who’s eager to step out of the conventional kitchen chaos and into a role where creativity knows no bounds. Here, you won’t just be preparing meals; you’ll be nourishing souls in a biblical family atmosphere as staff and missionaries from across the globe descend upon our headquarters for trainings, for worship, and for encouragement—contributing directly to our global mission efforts.

What Sets This Role Apart?

  • Creative Freedom: Have you ever dreamt of having complete creative license in the kitchen? At ABWE, we encourage you to explore and prepare international cuisines that delight and inspire. Your culinary artistry will be a bridge to cultures and hearts around the world.
  • Learn from the Best: You’ll have the unparalleled opportunity to train under our world-class chef, a proud alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). His expertise and passion for mission-focused cooking will mentor you into a culinary leader like no other.
  • Serve with Purpose: Join a team where every dish serves a higher calling. Here, your work directly supports our mission to share the gospel across 84 countries, making an eternal impact.

Why ABWE? We’re more than a nonprofit agency; we’re a family of missionaries. Rooted in faith and driven by a commitment to spread hope, our campus offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle, allowing you to focus on what truly matters—your craft, your faith, and your impact on the world.

We Need You By Summer! The table is set, and the ingredients for change are all here. All that’s missing is you. If you’re ready to embrace a culinary career with eternal significance, we’d love to welcome you to our team.

Apply Now to begin your journey as ABWE’s next Head Chef, where your culinary skills meet your mission.

Department:  Corporate Events
Location: ABWE Headquarters, New Cumberland, PA
Job Type: Full-Time/Salary/Exempt
: Director|Human Resources

Supervisory Responsibility:  Chef’s Assistant, kitchen volunteers

Mission/Vision: Fulfilling the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people.

Job Summary/Primary Role:  The Corporate Chef will plan, direct, and coordinate all aspects of ABWE Food Service operations.  The Corporate Chef has creative license over all menu planning and is encouraged to be inventive and unique.

The ideal candidate will view this position as a ministry to ABWE guests, missionaries, and staff and uses their culinary vision to create an atmosphere of hospitality and family.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees all aspects of Food Service at the International Headquarters, including scheduling, planning, purchasing, preparing, and serving food.
  • Creates seasonal catering meals and snacks for events/functions.
  • Modifies menus and recipes for those with food allergies, ensuring food safety and eliminating cross contamination.
  • Places food and product orders with grocery distributors. Purchases at local grocery stores as needed.
  • Prepares scratch meals for both small and large groups.
  • Oversees commercial kitchen equipment, including cleaning and maintenance.
  • Ensures proper food storage and handling practices.
  • Oversees food presentation and service set-up.
  • Oversees kitchen staff and volunteers, ensuring proper preparation and service of food.
  • Works closely with Corporate Event Department staff execute all dining room functions.
  • Manages the budget for department.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

Qualifications:  Ability to pass background check and all necessary clearances as mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Education:  High School Diploma required. Associates Degree in Culinary Arts or similar preferred.

Minimum Prior Experience Required: Four years of culinary/restaurant experience, including catering or large volume cooking. Previous experience managing food preparation/kitchen staff preferred.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Joy-filled personal faith rooted in Jesus Christ and a heart to serve.
  • Strong relational and communication skills
  • Energetic and deadline oriented.
  • Displays flexibility and adaptability.
  • Able to work alone or in a team environment.
  • Self-disciplined.
  • Exhibits sound judgement.
  • Able to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Willingness to occasionally work outside of normal business hours.

Christian Life: 
ABWE is a Christian organization, and it is necessary that employees possess and maintain a lifestyle that is above reproach. Employees are encouraged to participate in staff events including corporate and departmental prayer times and staff meetings and lunches.

All ABWE employees must:

  • Be a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and able to articulate a personal testimony of salvation.
  • Be walking in Christ-like obedience to Biblical standards in ways that evidence a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, particularly as outlined in ABWE’s Christian Code of Conduct.
  • Be a current and active member and/or regular attendee of a like-minded local church that aligns doctrinally with ABWE.
  • Be able to fully support ABWE’s mission, vision, core values, doctrinal statement, and ministry philosophy.
  • Be able to follow all guidelines set forth in the ABWE Policy Manual and IHQ Staff Handbook.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations, including extended periods of time sitting at a desk. The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand, and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a moderate to high noise level. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply for this position send your resume, a one page faith-story/testimony, and applicable reference or samples to jobs@abwe.org.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@abwe.org