Food Service Worker
JOB TITLE: Food Service Worker
DEPARTMENT: Child Nutrition
REPORTS TO: Child Nutrition Manager
SUMMARY: The Food Service Worker may work anywhere on property where food is prepared. This person will assist in setup and serving of food from counters and steam tables. Duties will include cleaning and sanitizing equipment and work stations. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Reads recipes and/or product directions.
Estimates food requirements.
Operates a variety of kitchen utensils to weigh, measure, mix, wash, peel, cut, grind, stir, strain, season and knead foodstuffs for cooking, serving and storing.
Assists in the preparation of hot and/or cold foods, and properly stores food, utilizing knowledge of temperature requirements and spoilage.
Inspects workstations for compliance with service standards.
Keeps records and requisition for supplies/equipment as needed.
Cleans and sanitizes workstations and equipment following all Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.
May taste test products.
Sets up stations with entrées, soups, salads, breads, condiments, other food products and utensils.
Provides general stocking duties in service areas.
Serves and replenishes food from counters and steam tables (sometimes using a conveyor food belt), and breaks down stations at the end of meal periods.
Brews coffee and tea.
May be required to restock other beverage areas.
Interacts with customers in the serving, retail and dining areas.
Assists customers with opening containers and cutting food when requested.
Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.
Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
Complies with all USDA, Federal, State and NSLP guidelines and regulations.
Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.
Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.
Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
May work on a tray line to distribute food.
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATION: 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.
Willingness to be open to learning and growing. Maturity of judgment and behavior. Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance. Maintains a positive attitude. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Must comply with any dress code requirements. Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays. Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma, GED, or equivalent experience preferred.
No previous work experience required.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential. Ability to maintain a positive attitude. Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect. Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives. Ability to use a computer. Good working knowledge of food preparation. Requires familiarity of kitchen equipment. Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised
LICENSES and REGISTRATIONS: None
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses. Significant walking or other means of mobility. Ability to work
in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours). Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events. Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.