Culinary Operations Specialist for SY 2019/2020 - PC 2378

Manassas, VA, US
$26.22 - $46.05 / Per Hour
Feb 21, 2019
Position Title: Culinary Operations Specialist

Pay Grade: 16 Period of employment: 10 months

Description Approved/ Revised: 02/2019 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Supervised by: Director of Food and Nutrition Services

General Responsibilities: Serves as district-wide culinary specialist by overseeing operations, food preparation, and menu execution at all schools. Creates and implements culinary activities and training programs, while also assisting in recipe development.

Essential Duties:(This list is intended solely as an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude their addition if they are similar to or a logical extension of the position.)

Oversees the kitchen and culinary operations at all schools; travels frequently to all schools.

Conducts staff training on culinary food preparation, cooking skills, recipe executions, and food presentation.

Assists School Nutrition Coordinator with recipe development and program marketing.

Oversees taste testing demonstrations and recipe promotion at all schools.

Completes scheduled and unscheduled reviews of all kitchens; provides corrective assistance when necessary.

Stays current on USDA, state, and local regulations as they pertain to child nutrition programs.

Evaluates each kitchen's operation routinely, completes required site reviews, and consults with managers concerning their evaluations.

Trains cafeteria staff on safety and sanitation standards; ensures standards are met according to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) standards and conforms to federal, state, and local regulations.

Ensures that all federal, state, and local health regulations are followed.

Complies with and enforces division and school regulations and policies.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requisite Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local health regulations, USDA requirements and the proper handling of food in a school cafeteria environment.

Advanced knowledge food purchasing, inventory, and preparation of foods.

Ability to maintain a good working relationship with internal and external customers, vendors, and personnel.

Ability to count and handle money; proficient in general arithmetic.

Advanced knowledge of foodservice operations, equipment, and practices.

Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with cafeteria personnel, students, principals, and the school community.

Ability to organize and maintain necessary records.

Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift approximately 50 pounds, and work well in extreme temperatures.

Ability to consistently enforce policies, procedures, and regulations.

Proficient in the use of computers and technology.

Serves as role model.

Requisite Education and Experience:

Must possess a minimum of an Associate's Degree; Bachelor's Degree preferred in culinary arts, nutrition, dietetics, hospitality, or related field.

At least three (3) years food service supervisory experience required.

At least five (5) years of high volume food service experience required.

General knowledge of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program guidelines, specifically the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

Must have valid driver's license and personal transportation.

Must be Serv-Safe certified or hold equivalent food handler's certification.

Proficient in reading, writing, verbal, and communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to: a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, or repetitive motions are required.

Manassas City Public Schools assures equal employment opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees and students as required by federal and state orders and laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential tasks.

This is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. It is neither intended to be, nor should it be construed as, an all-inclusive list of the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.

Administration reserves the right to modify, assign, or remove duties as necessary.

Primary Location:
Food Services/Central Office
Salary Range:
$26.22 - $46.05 / Per Hour
Shift Type:

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