Nature of Work
An employee in this class performs a moderate to large variety of duties associated with cafeteria operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Directly supervise and assist Child Nutrition managers in 22 school sites:
- Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
- Train onsite staff in food production, sanitation and nutrition.
- Provide feedback to the director on the effectiveness of the food service operation at each school site.
- Provide support for child nutrition managers and assistant managers.
Plan and implement various aspects of the Child Nutrition program:
- Work with menu planner to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
- Work with inventory specialist and warehouse manager to ensure HACCP implementation at each school site.
- Work with school staff to organize and implement food tasting events.
- Review food orders to ensure compliance with ordering practices and to maintain appropriate inventory levels.
- Attend training as required.
Support meal benefit specialist/bookkeeper in processing Meal Benefit Applications.
Work with child nutrition managers and central office staff to select equipment for school cafeterias.
Work in cafeteria as needed to support cafeteria staff or for special projects.
Instruct and model basic nutrition education and sanitation with cafeteria staff, students, teachers and community members.
Other assignments related to Child Nutrition as assigned by Director.
Ability to work beyond the 40-hour work week on occasion; rarely this will include some night or weekend work.
Minimum Training and Experience
A Bachelor's degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Food Service, or other closely related field OR a minimum of a high school education with five year's experience in school food service management.
Essential Job Functions
Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time and lift at least 50 pounds. Must be able to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Must be able to communicate with all levels of leadership in Wilkes County Schools.
Requires the ability to hear and talk.
Must maintain and hold a Professional Food Manager Certificate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to supervise and train CN staff members in a professional, positive and engaging manner.
Knowledge of nutrition principles, food preparation, recipe development, safety, and sanitation.
Ability to read and interpret federal, state, and local standards concerning food production, sanitation, nutrition, and procurement.
Skills in the use of commercial food preparation equipment and desire to learn about procurement.
Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Software, and a strong desire to develop additional technology skills.
Task oriented and the ability to prioritize various tasks at one time.
Reliable transportation to and from work with a strong work history of dependability.
Character, personality, and the proper social capability to relate effectively with diverse groups and demonstrate the ability to work with a wide variety of community groups, organizations, and vendors.
Reports to: Director of Child Nutrition
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.