Food Service Preparer (6Hr)
Position: Food Service Preparer
Reports to: Director of Nutrition Services
Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to DPS Operations Contract
F.L.S.A Status: Non-Exempt
Food Service Preparers perform a wide range of duties in the school environment including preparing and/or serving food, interacting with customers, cashiering, storeroom duties and ensuring the cleanliness of work areas, tools and equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Incumbent performs a majority of the following duties)
The Dayton Way
Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, culture, and customer service. Demonstrate courage, compassion, patience, and a passion for nutrition services in daily activities.
Meet the challenges of preparing quality meals while complying with company procedures and food safety policies.
Ensure product quality through adequate storage and product rotation.
Collaborate and engage effectively with students, colleagues, and supervisors to ensure great customer service.
Prepares or assists in the preparation, service and clean-up of meals using standardized recipes, designated portion sizes and proper sanitation procedures.
Serve children with a positive attitude.
Follows work schedules, plans and organizes duties prior to beginning tasks.
Stores, utilizes and disposes of food and supplies following federal, state, local and district regulations.
Complies with department rules, procedures, administrative directives and regulations, district policies and procedures and local, state and federal rules and regulations.
Follows sanitation and safety standards in the kitchen and kitchen equipment.
Fulfill performance responsibilities in location(s) assigned.
Performs such other tasks as may be assigned.
Responsible for correctly identifying meal components in order to assure accurate reimbursable meal counts.
Spot mop and sweep spills in the kitchen/serving line area as needed to prevent accidents.
Cleaning of work areas, food service equipment and cafeteria tables.
Attend district and department meetings, in-services and training.
Perform other duties as assigned by Food Service manager, Supervisor, Associate Director or Director.
CORE BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES
Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children
Self-Motivated = ability to achieve daily tasks and responsibilities without needing constant direction from supervisors.
Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate
Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
Knowledge & Experience
Good math skills, record keeping and organizational ability
Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
Ability to understand and follow safety and sanitation procedures at all times.
Knowledge of supplies, food service equipment
Knowledge of food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and quality standards
Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies
Ability to run a computerized cash register and count money accurately.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and is occasionally required to walk, stand, lift/carry, push/pull, balance, reach/handle objects, and perform repetitive motions. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 40 lbs.
Manual dexterity and stamina necessary for the effective performance of duties.
Ability to work in a refrigerated area.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Work is performed in a school setting, primarily in a kitchen or cafeteria environment