Posted: May 10, 2012
Deadline for application: Until Filled
Contract length: 2011-2012
Compensation: $18.24 per hour, plus benefits
Work Schedule: 8 hours per day
Nature and Scope of Job: The Nutrition Services Chef
provides leadership in developing recipes and standards for “from scratch” food
preparation in support of the department’s commitment to serving high quality,
cost effective, nutritious foods. The Chef will develop and direct the
development, training, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of menus,
recipes, food procurement and specifications associated with food production in
District 6 Nutrition Service Central Production Kitchen and all school
locations. This position will prepare related reports to document activities as
required, and serve as a department liaison with students, administration,
faculty, staff and visitors throughout the department. Additionally, this
position will oversee the daily operations of the Central Production Kitchen
staff and the department’s food safety program.
Education, Licenses, Certification or Formal Training:
Certification Required within six months of hire.
School diploma or equivalent.
combination of the following education, training, or experience equivalent to
completion of a program in culinary arts, institutional food service management,
or related field:
years experience in “from scratch” food preparation with at least two years of
management and supervisory experience
years as a Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef in large scale food production
(greater than 1,000 meals per meal period)
years experience developing and implementing training in culinary arts.
Qualifications: Knows and practices positive customer service skills. Proven
leadership skills and ability to work cooperatively with others. Commitment to quality through high standards
and follow-up. Ability to communicate
effectively. Ability to train and motivate others. Knowledge of principles of good nutrition,
nutritional requirements, food values and federal and state regulations
governing child nutrition programs such as USDA donated foods. Utilizes fresh products while minimizing
spoilage and waste. Operating knowledge
of microcomputers, QSP point of sale system, and Inventory Management program. Knowledge of large quantity food preparation
methods/techniques, recipe and menu development and health department standards
of sanitary food practices. Good working knowledge of safe food handling skills. Operating
knowledge of and experience with institutional food preparation equipment. Excellent planning,
organizational and coordinating skills. Knowledge regarding purchasing
programs, staffing and scheduling. Basic
math, writing, reading, communication, food preparation, customer service,
negotiating, and supervisory skills. Ability to plan
and work independently to meet deadlines. Effective problem solving and
decision making skills. Shows initiative and creativity. While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, coordinate, compute,
synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, and negotiate. Frequently
required to compare, analyze, instruct and compile. Ability to manage multiple
tasks in a stressful, environment and deal with difficult situations and
people. Bilingual/Biliterate preferred. Media and/or advocacy skills. Nutrition education experience. Staff culinary and food safety training
Essential Job Functions:
Develops recipes and standards for food preparation “from scratch”
that adhere to USDA nutritional requirements and minimally processed foods for
service to customers. Maximizes use of fresh and local ingredients in recipe
development and menu planning.
Supports kitchen staff to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency
in food preparation, delivery and service. May fill in for or assist employees
during food preparation and service as needed.
Trains employees and substitutes as needed, to include quality of
food, presentation of meals, providing exemplary customer service, safe food
handling and storage procedures, proper sanitation and cleaning procedures,
proper care for and use of equipment, and appropriate appearance (dress,
jewelry and hygiene).
Responsible for the development and oversight of a comprehensive Food
Safety program for the department.
Supports proper and accurate inventory controls at the Central
Ensures proper sanitation and sterilization of utensils, equipment
Upholds all operating standards for Nutrition Services.
Responsible for the direct supervision of 6-12 Central Production
Ensures quality control and food safety of menu items produced in
the Central Production Kitchen.
Measures and monitors monthly goal progress to include:
Manager’s Weekly Report
Monthly production and revenue reports
Customer satisfaction data
Oversees Food safety programs and assists Director and
Administrative Dietitian in development of action plans to address improvements
required to reach stated goals.
Demonstrates positive customer service attitude at all times.
Participates in the employee selection process for the Central
Production Kitchen, makes hire recommendations and recommends disciplinary
action as required.
Coordinates and assists with special functions/events as needed.
This may include food preparation, set-up and service, and cleanup.
Assists with oversight of purchasing and warehouse functions for
Actively participates in NS Department Leadership, Safety
Committee and All-Manager meetings to include staff training. Assists
department leadership with special assignments.
Marketing or other duties as required.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Weld County School District 6 shall not
discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race,
ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or
disability. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among
district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District
shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad
spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.
Apply online www.greeleyschools.org