KITCHEN ASSOCIATE II - CHEF (*REPOST - PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY)

Employer
Milwaukee Public Schools
Location
Milwaukee, WI, US
Salary
USD 55,749.00 - 80,065.00 per year

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Job Details

Provides culinary expertise in writing recipes and menus for the district. Understands menu planning and culinary training. Provides culinary training to front-line nutrition services staff as well as assists with the catering program and a la carte meals. Develops, evaluates and implements new recipes for the students. Works closely with nutrition production staff, schools, parents and the community through events and demonstrations.

Pay Range: $55,749 - 80,065

Administrative applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources by 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. A current resume and three (3) letters of recommendation manually signed by the author and dated less than one (1) year old must be attached to the completed application (if you are unable to electronically attach these documents, you must notify human resources that you are sending hard copies which must be received on or before the deadline date listed above). Caution: When attaching documents to the application, be sure the documents are legible. If the documents cannot be read, your application may be disqualified from consideration. Appointment is subject to a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification. Non MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming Degrees. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

How To Apply

Administrative applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources by 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. A current resume and three (3) letters of recommendation signed by the author and dated less than one (1) year old must be attached to the completed application (if you are unable to electronically attach these documents, you must notify human resources that you are sending hard copies which must be received on or before the deadline date listed above). Caution: When attaching documents to the application, be sure the documents are legible. If the documents cannot be read, your application may be disqualified from consideration. Appointment is subject to a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification. Non MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming Degrees. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

Other Information

As of November 1, 2021, all MPS employees are required to be fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority. That's why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement.

Qualifications

  • Position requires an associate's degree in culinary arts or a related field
  • Must be ServSafe Certified or able to obtain within six months and must sustain throughout employment.
  • A valid driver's license and a fully-insured vehicle for use to travel to and from various school sites.
  • Three to five years of experience as a commercial chef in a high-volume restaurant, hotel, hospital, food service or school nutrition program
  • Management experience in a large-scale central production or commissary kitchen is desired.
  • Excellent knowledge of the food purchasing process and the ability to work within a budget
  • A combination of education and experience could be considered.


Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and collaborates with the staff to write recipes and menus that adhere to all federal, state and local nutrition and sanitation guidelines
  • Conducts recipe development, testing, and revisions with a focus on efficient utilization of USDA commodity foods.
  • Utilizes locally sourced ingredients and farm-fresh fruits and vegetables when practicable.
  • Develops and monitors innovative recipes and menus to reflect the culinary trends for a diverse population of student taste preferences.
  • Provides culinary training to nutrition services staff to ensure the highest quality food safety, food production, presentation and employee safety.
  • Develops materials and procedures relevant to preparation and service of new recipes.
  • Provides technical guidance to school nutrition staff to ensure compliance and consistency of food preparation standards and recipe standardization.
  • Represents the department to staff, schools, and the community to increase student participation and promote school nutrition programs.
  • Assists with District's catering orders.
  • Works with department personnel to execute special student and district activities and events to include catering, cooking demonstrations and media events.
  • Attends conferences and other professional development as required by the department.
  • Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person's sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law. Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources. The identities of all "final candidates" may be released. Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.

Company

Milwaukee Public Schools is the largest school district in Wisconsin and serves about 75,000 students across nearly 160 schools. 

There is a saying, "It takes a village to raise a child.." and at MPS we know that it takes out entire district to create the best learning environment for our students. Join our team where you'll not only grow your career but you will also make a difference in our community!

No matter what your passion is, you'll find a home in Milwaukee Public Schools. View a listing of all our current openings here: https://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/Employment/Employment-Opportunities-at-MPS/Job-Openings.htm positions fill quickly and are available citywide. New positions are added frequently. Residency in Milwaukee is not required.

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Telephone
4144758224
Location
5225 W Vliet St. Rm. 124
Milwaukee
WI
53208
United States
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