School Nutrition Assistant

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Hours: 5.5 hours/day; 5 days/week 
General Purpose of Job:  To inspire and prepare all students with confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by assisting in preparing and serving quality and nutritious meals to students and staff.  Contribute to a positive kitchen team that builds relationships with students, building staff and community members.



  • Assists in the implementation of breakfast and lunch, and special events including, but not limited to, Fruit and Vegetable Grant, After School Snack Program, Dinner Program, Summer Programs , etc.;
  • Assist in serving quality meals on time every day regardless of challenges with food, equipment or staffing;
  • Assists in determining and ordering appropriate quantities of food and supplies that are necessary for the efficient operation of the building meal program as needed.
Food Preparation and Equipment
  • Assists in preparing and serving meals, washing dishes, cleaning equipment and facilities as needed;
  • Understands, follows, and may train in the proper procedures for safety and use of food service equipment;
  • Assists in calculating quantities of food to be prepared each day while minimizing food waste;
  • Uses and assists in training staff on the use of standardized recipes to ensure serving of safe food and USDA requirements are met for all students;
  • Maintains a positive work environment where staff feel welcome and valued;
  • Attends in- service meetings and trainings for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions;
  • Maintains temperature logs when necessary to ensure safety;
  • Ensures proper receiving and storage procedures are maintained by following current sanitation guidelines;
  • Supports department continuous improvement program by accomplishing goals.
  •  Provides accurate and complete information to manager regarding daily menu and food production records.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with nutrition staff, building staff and community members;
  • Responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner;
  • Uses creative ways to connect with students to seek their input and build positive relationships;
  • Communicates effectively with students, families and staff to maintain positive relationships;
  • Recognizes and acknowledges concerns and proactively works with others to find solutions.
  • Understands and follows USDA and MDE meal pattern regulations;
  • Follows all local and district health safety codes;
  • Completes annual health and safety training;
  • Follows all current uniform guidelines and Osseo Area Schools Food and Nutrition personal hygiene procedures;
  • Helps in passing bi-annual health inspections.
Skilled in:
  • Interacting positively and building relationships with all stakeholders;
  • Proper use of commercial kitchen equipment to minimize accidents, safety, and sanitation concerns;
  • Being agile and ability to move quickly;
  • Attending to detail;
  • Making quick, logical and decisive decisions as daily challenges occur;
  • Developing positive relationships with students, staff and community;
  • Creating a safe and caring work environment where staff feel welcome and valued;
  • Communicating effectively using good interpersonal skills;
  • Understanding and following Nutrition Services processes including, but not limited, to standardized recipes, labels, safety data sheets, cooking and cleaning procedures.

Job Type:    Part-time, school year
Bargaining Unit:      School Nutrition
Salary Range:   Per Contract

Posted By

ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools

11200 93rd Avenue North , Maple Grove, MN 55369

At the following locations

Osseo Senior High

11200 93rd Avenue North , Maple Grove, MN 55369