Nutrition Specialist - Kitchen Manager

Culdesac School District North Central / Lewiston Food Service Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job


Reliable and dependable attendance is a necessity.
Ability to use a computer.
High school diploma or General Education Degree
Minimum experience in cafeteria food service as determined by the Board
Knowledge of the principles of food management, nutrition, sanitation, and applicable federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
General knowledge of the best methods of preparing and cooking food in large quantities and the ability to adjust recipes to the quantity required
All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting.

To prepare and serve students attractive and nutritious meals in an atmosphere of efficiency, cleanliness, and warmth in harmony with state and federal guidelines. Coordinate the work of the school kitchen and cafeteria.

Ability to plan own work schedule and to direct and supervise others
Ability to stand and walk for most of the day, carry hot pans, push carts, stoop, and reach for heavy items
A general understanding of Material Safety Data Sheets
Work well with students and staff
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
To prepare and serve students attractive and nutritious meals according to Federal Child Nutrition Guidelines in an atmosphere of efficiency, cleanliness, and warmth in harmony with state and federal guidelines
Be responsible for meal production records to assure the district is following the requirements for meal patterns as per State and Federal Guidelines
Prepare daily school meals on time and according to a planned menu and to standards set forth by the appropriate state and federal agencies and the District's food service department
Maintain the highest standard of safety and cleanliness in the kitchen and cafeteria
Prepare food according to a planned menu and tested, uniform recipes and determine if the finished product is of high quality both in flavor and appearance before it is served
Consult with the school nurse regarding special dietary needs and serious food allergies of students and staff
Be responsible for the proper storage of all food items, keeping frozen and refrigerated items at the required temperatures
Determine the quantities of each food to be prepared daily and the size of serving to meet the necessary age requirements
Supervise and instruct kitchen personnel in the safe, proper, and efficient use of all kitchen equipment
Supervise and assist in the serving of food
Supervise the daily cleaning of all kitchen equipment, dishes, utensils, and tables
Cooperate with Building Principals and custodians in maintaining healthful and sanitary conditions of the food preparation, storage, serving, and dining areas
Financial and Inventory Responsibilities
Process all delivery receipts, bank deposits, payrolls, and daily sales records as directed
Order all necessary supplies
Report to the food service supervisor any faulty or inferior quality food that is received
Oversee the locking of the storeroom and the maintaining of correct inventories
Keep daily records of what is used
Requisition foodstuffs and verify receipt of food shipments
Assume responsibility for the security of food and supplies
Report immediately to the building principal any problem or accident occurring in the kitchen or cafeteria area
Maintain friendly relations with other school staff and with lunchroom customers
Confer with the food service supervisor regarding any personnel problems and matters related to the food service operation
Prepare all reports as directed by the Food Service Supervisor
Keep the food service supervisor and Building Principal informed of activities and problems
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as attendance at in-services
This shall include at least 10 hours per year of training in administrative practices, the identification of reimbursable meals at the point of service, nutrition, health and safety standards, and any other topics required by the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned

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