Food Service/Kitchen Manager
Aurora Charter School
As soon as possible
Summary: Kitchen manager oversees all aspects of the kitchen and the school's food service program to ensure high standards of food quality and program participation. Also acts as a liaison between the school and the school's contracted catering company.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
- Participates in planning menus (choosing from daily meal options) and utilization of food surpluses and leftovers, taking into account probable number of those served.
- Places regular orders for meals (breakfast and lunch), salad bar items, milk, and other miscellaneous food service items.
- Observes methods of food preparation and cooking, sizes of portions, and garnishing of foods to ensure food is prepared and served in compliance with food production records.
- Takes temperatures of coolers and freezers and documents them accordingly.
- Aids in food preparation (large batch recipes, cutting vegetables, opens cans, etc.) when needed.
- Tests and records temperatures of cooked foods to ensure food safety.
- Assists and participates in food preparation and clean-up after meals.
- Establishes and enforces nutrition and sanitation standards for kitchen and food service.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Prior head chef experience required or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. ServSafe certification required but can be obtained after hire.
- Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Must be able to communicate with other food service workers and students in Spanish.
- Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
- Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Wages and Benefits: Starting wages are competitive. All employees who work 30+ hours per week are eligible for health and dental benefits, the majority of which is paid for by the school. In addition, the school offers a variety of voluntary benefits. Both the employee and employer contribute to the Public Employees Retirement Association of MN.
Aurora Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.