Kitchen Assistant

Posted 4 months ago
Position Areas
Business Education


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Child Nutrition Kitchen Manager, the general duties and responsibilities of the Child Nutrition Cook are to perform routine manual tasks in the preparation and serving of food and in cleaning and maintaining food service areas.


Duties included but not limited to:

  • Cooperate with the Child Nutrition Kitchen Manager to provide a positive and inviting experience for students, parents, and faculty.

  • Be responsible for food preparation by washing, chopping, cutting, assembling, sorting and mixing food as assigned by the kitchen manager according to standardized recipes and established food preparation procedures.

  • Be responsible for serving food as assigned by the kitchen manager during the serving period in accordance with the mandated state and federal regulations.

  • Be responsible for cleaning equipment, storage and work areas during the total work day to include, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, and disposing of trash.

  • Be responsible for proper storage of food before, during, and after serving time.

  • Be responsible for washing dishes and utensils.

  • Operate mechanical equipment properly and safely.

  • Follow work schedules as assigned by the kitchen manager.

  • Practice acceptable health and work habits as outlined in the district Food Safety Plan.

  • Attend and participate in all in-service training as required.

  • Report needed supplies and equipment malfunctions to the kitchen manager for the purpose of maintaining inventory and submitting work orders for repairs in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrate the ability to attend work on a regular and routine basis to avoid disruption to district operations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the kitchen manager.


Training and Experience:

Equivalent to high school graduation supplemented by coursework and training in food service operations.


Ability to: 

Ability to follow written and oral instruction; participate in the preparation of large quantities of food; safely and effectively operate food preparation equipment and appliances; make arithmetical calculations; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time; ability to handle cooking tools and operate kitchen appliances; and ability to push carry and lift large and heavy (up to 40#) boxes, sacks of food, pots, and pans.  All positions within the kitchen are required to participate in daily clean up to include, but not limited to; sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, and disposing of daily trash bags.


Posted By

Farmington School District

42 S Double Springs Rd , Farmington, AR 72730

At the following locations

Child Nutrition

42 S Double Springs Rd , Farmington, AR 72730