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Job Posting: Catering Staff

Position Summary
We are seeking experienced cooks to join our part-time, event-based catering staff. Staff members will be responsible for assistance with planning, preparing, set-up, serving, and clean up. Events take place both on-site at our space in the Cass Corridor Commons (formerly 1st UU Church) and off-site around Detroit. Occasionally we have events outside of the city, but transportation would be provided to these events if necessary.

Work hours will be event-based, with events beginning the last week of June and continuing through August and beyond. Weekend availability will be required for some of these events. All kitchen work will be at the Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Ave. @ Forest.

Core Requirements
● Previous kitchen experience – knowledge of raw, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free cooking
● Passion for healthy local foods, creative and mindful meal preparation
● Understanding of, and support for the Food Justice Movement
● Alignment with the Principles of Food Sovereignty
● Familiarity with the City of Detroit Policy on Food Security
● Comfortable working in a diverse group environment, people of color encouraged to apply
● Personable, positive attitude a MUST!
● Ability to self-manage, anticipate needs and adapt to changes

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and your resume to angela@detroitevolution.com by Sunday, June 24th. Applicants by mail: 4605 Cass Ave., Detroit MI 48201

About Detroit Evolution
Detroit Evolution is a local catering company providing handcrafted deliciously healthy, local and organic food for grassroots organizations and community events of any size. We prepare primarily vegan and vegetarian dishes, and offer many options for a variety of dietary restrictions such as gluten-free.

We support community-based urban agriculture by purchasing Detroit locally grown produce first and collaborating with many people and organizations working to educate people and transform our broken food system. We also source Michigan and regionally grown organic produce, grains/legumes, eggs, dairy and some fish, and never under any circumstances use Genetically Modified ingredients. In addition to our mindful sourcing, we honor Mother Earth by bringing our events as close to zero waste as possible by buying in bulk, composting and recycling.

In the heart of our kitchen, the preparation of food is a sacred art, and the taking-in of food an extremely intimate process in which our clients entrust us to facilitate. We are what we eat – we believe that we can change not only ourselves but the world around us by changing our diet. The awareness that food can create change is empowering. We believe that food plays a vital role in meaningful interactions with others, building community and alternative systems with every bite.

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