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January 14, 2020
John Stanford Center For Educational Excellence, Washington
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Overview of Position

This itinerant position's responsibility, under the general direction of Nutrition Services Director or designee, is to manage daily operations and supervision of staff for school kitchens which could includes short term and/or long term school site assignments.This position may travels from school to school and receives assignments daily.
Essential Functions

  • In the absence of assigned manager, manages school kitchen operations which includes supervision of staff, organizing schedules, job duties, and equipment use; ordering food and supplies, preparing and serving nutritious meals; and, communicating effectively with a variety of people.
  • Orders, prepares, and serves meals that maintain nutritional integrity through production of meals which meet current nutritional standards and meal pattern requirements and comply with local, state, and federal regulations; are cost effective and, follow menu planner requirements.
  • Orders and receive food and supplies as required and determined by the department and district warehouse schedules; follow all health codes and HACCP procedures to keep all food safe and under sanitary conditions at all times.
  • May order appropriate number of meals from the Central Kitchen and adjust meal count as needed to utilize all food ordered; maintains appropriate records.
  • Maintains accurate records and completes necessary reports including meal count, cash count, menu planners, orders, delivery, payroll, inventory and other reports needed according to District procedures either manually or by computer; submits reports in accordance with established schedules; documents activities and practices.
  • Uses computer technology for record keeping and reports.
  • Manages food supplies, labor and waste to insure maintenance of fiscally sound day to day operations; monitors number of meal ordered, served and left over; documents records.
  • Operates point of sale system during meal service, prints and files daily reports for audit purposes.
  • Maintains manual (s) for operations, recipes; instructs staff and student helpersin following department procedures; and, insures that all staff and student helpers comply with Washington State food codes.
  • Maintains a clean kitchen and sanitary working conditions
  • Reports all accidents in a timely manner using district approved forms; reports all equipment malfunctions to insure safe working conditions.
  • Communicates and works cooperatively and effectively with school staff and other nutrition service staff; responds to suggestions, complaints and requests.
  • Role models high professional standards for the program and its employees.
  • Stays current on Washington and King County Health Codes; maintains current Health Card.
  • Checks and secures the kitchen and dining area at the end ofthe shift.
  • Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of
the position.
Works under general supervision of the Nutrition Services Director or designee.
Required to shift tasks and priorities; experience frequent interruptions; required to think logically and creatively; requires mental concentration; requires flexibility and adaptability; requires effective decision-making and problem solving; requires individual initiative and teamwork; required to communicate clearly with diverse audiences; required to operate commercial kitchen equipment; requires mechanical aptitude to master operation of complex equipment; required to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds in accordance with established guidelines; required to assume positions, perform movements, and demonstrate stamina and exertions needed to prepare meals; required to stand and walk for prolonged periods. Have normal far vision, depth perception and color vision; may be exposed to general cleaning chemicals; will travel from location to location within the district; must have adequate means for personal transportation; assignments are given daily.

  • HACCP; math and computer-assisted programs
  • Nutrition Services Program policies and procedures and requirements of the Nutrition Services programs
  • Basic food handling and preparation techniques
  • Communicating both orally and in writing; interpersonal communication.
  • Keeping accurate, detailed records and required reports
  • Handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision, take initiative, analyze information/situation and resolve situation or recommend effective solution
  • Coordinate space, equipment and workflow needs, develop work schedules
  • Supervise, direct, select and train assigned personnel for various tasks and assignments
  • Use kitchen tools and equipment
  • Use computers and software applicationsfor reports and accountability
  • Verbal ability required to read and comprehend instructions in English as well as issuing clear and concise instructions when supervising staff
  • Numerical ability to adjust production quantities, order quantities; inventory
  • Extensions, and adjust recipes, and complete necessary records required by USDA, State and District
  • Clerical ability for the preparation and maintenance of required records
  • Develop work schedules and adjust recipes, audit and reconcile inventory and financial records
  • Meet established timelines
Typical Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.
One year experience in cooking, baking and serving high-quality nutritious meals; and keeping accurate, detailed records and required reports
Certification with School Nutrition Association or gain certification within first year of classification; possess a valid Food Handler's permit.

A position that is3.5 hours per day or moreis eligible for the District's benefits plans, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending plans. Enrollment is not automatic. In order to participate, you must complete and submit enrollment forms within 30 days of your hire date. Information regarding your benefits is available on the Benefits Website at (password is "sps") or by calling the Benefits Helpline at (206) 957-7066. It is your responsibility to enroll in a timely fashion, and failure to do so will result in your coverage being waived for the remainder of the plan year.

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