Website Beautiful Day

Gourmet Granola on a Mission to do job training for refugees

Beautiful Day Job Description
Training and Production Manager

Beautiful Day
Beautiful Day is an innovative non-profit social venture with a mission to help refugees, especially youth and the most vulnerable, enter the job market and become welcomed, self-sufficient members of our community. We use all aspects of running a gourmet granola business from production to sales and fulfillment as a vehicle to provide essential on-the-job training for refugees.

We rent kitchen space and share office, storage, and fulfillment space at a local church in Cranston. We have an active, adventurous board of directors and advisors, and a staff team of 4 full-time, 9 part-time former refugee staff. For more information about our mission, vision and products, visit

We have been growing steadily for several years and are currently seeking a Kitchen Production and Training Manager to both supervise all aspects of production and ensure program participants are developing the necessary skills to enter the local workforce.

Position Overview
Our ideal candidate would have a background in culinary arts or manufacturing, kitchen management skills, and an educator’s vision for transforming entry-level work into vital learning opportunities.

As Production Manager, you would supervise all aspects of baking and production, ensuring that our gourmet products are market ready. As Training Manager, you would ensure that program participants receive appropriate training to work through their barriers, and develop the vital confidence and teamwork skills to successfully enter the job market.

This is not a do-it-alone solo role. The successful candidate would work closely with experienced kitchen assistants and executive team as we continue building an innovative, exciting, successful social venture that holds true to our mission. For the right team-player we can provide some training and adjust the job description.


–        Oversee all aspects of kitchen production including setup, following recipes and honing other recipes, work flow, packaging, and clean up, while managing the staff team and paying close attention to quality control, food safety, employee/participant safety (Covid concerns), and record keeping.
–        Basic operations: purchasing and receiving, sourcing ingredients, tracking inventory, managing the proper storage, staying within a budget
–        Maintain trainee/employee timesheets and pay delivery
–        Work closely with the Director of Operations and Training to improve our systems and protocols as we lay the foundations for a well-run food production facility. This could include improving operations manuals, recipes, inventory, data collection, adherence, crisis management/response etc.

–        Oversee the realization of a training program for up to 30+ trainees and youth program participants per year.
–        Wear an educator’s hat during kitchen shifts to ensure various activities and aspects of our work environment function effectively as an “on-the-job classroom” that teaches the hard and softs skills in our curriculum while fostering growth in language, communication, confidence, and community integration
–        Supervise kitchen staff to create a motivated, disciplined, safe, joyful, and mission-driven teaching environment.
–        Manage some basic services wraparound services such as end-of-shift transportation.
–        Assist the Director of Operations and Training to track participant progress, and iterate to improve the effectiveness of our program

Qualifications and Skills
–        ServeSafe Manager certification required.
–        2+ years experience in culinary arts as cook, baker, culinary instructor or kitchen manager preferred.
–        2+ years staff management experience preferred.
–        2+ years teaching/coaching experience.
–        Able to work with all levels of skills, language, literacy, and cultural literacy in the job training environment.
–        Strong interpersonal communication skills that can adjust to diverse multi-cultural environments
–        Competent with technology: email, MS Word, Excel; able to learn apps as needed for tracking and operations.
–        Ability/willingness to work second shift (between noon and midnight).
–        Driving license and good driving record (to use company vehicle)
–        Willing to use (at least initially) personal laptop and phone for work.
–        A demonstrated commitment to social justice, resettlement, or immigration work.
–        A demonstrated commitment to developing authentic cross-cultural relationships
–        The patience and sense of humor of a good hands-on teacher

–        We’re posting this position as full time (35 hpw), though we currently only produce 3.5 days a week. For the right team-player we can adjust a job description.  Work involves some set shifts and some flexible hours.
–        We are budgeting $18 per hour. Salary will depend on experience, hours, benefits, final job description, and grant-funding.
–        We want to get started by September 21, but understand the benefits of patience and it’s critical to us to find the right person.
How to apply:
Send a letter and resume to Please put “BD Production and Training” in the subject so that your application doesn’t get lost.  The letter is pretty important—we want to get a sense of your personality, motivations, and why you might thrive in a job like this. Tell us if you know someone who knows us.

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