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Food Service Manager

at Wayne County Schools

Posted: 2/21/2019
Job Reference #: 12748_38979
Keywords: food, food service

Job Description

Openings as of 3/20/2019
Food Services

  • Food Service Manager JobID: 12748
  • Position Type:
    Food Services/Food Service

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Oakland International Academy- Elementary

  • District:
      Oakland International Academy -

    Food Service Manager


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    Position: Food Service Manager
    Employed By: EMAN
    Reports to: School Principal
    Schedule: School Calendar Year
    Salary: Negotiable

    Position Description
    Food Service Managers are responsible for the supervision of personnel and management of the schools’ individual Nutrition Services programs. This is done through routine visits and monitoring which assure sites adhere to State and District standards of the Federal meal program guidelines. Food Service Managers will supervise and coordinate staff, operations, and activities in an assigned cluster of elementary, middle, or high schools. Develop and promote positive community schools, student, and staff relations and customer satisfaction.
    Education and Training
    Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or Nutrition plus one year management experience in school nutrition; or Associate Degree or two year college certificate in related field with an additional three years of experience in Federal school nutrition or childcare meal programs.

    Work Environment
    School cafeteria or lunchroom. Expected to work as part of the food service team.

    • Oversee the daily operations in assigned schools for Nutrition Services, Before and After School Programs and Summer Feeding Programs.
    • Guide, mentor, counsel, evaluate, hire, and reprimand food service staff.
    • Train and assist staff to be able to complete their jobs at assigned sites.
    • Analyze and compare productivity practices to assure the site is using their time productively and effectively.
    • Audit Nutrition Services, Snack Programs, and Summer Feeding Programs to ensure that all programs are adhering to state and district standards and regulations.
    • Hold school site and kitchen management accountable for compliance, non-compliance and/or discrepancies or variations in set standard, policies, practices, and procedures.
    • Analyze and compare productivity practices to assure the site is using their time productively and effectively.

    Additional Responsibilities
    The responsibilities of the Food Service Manager may include the preparation and serving of food to students during breakfast or lunchtime. Responsibilities also include the cleaning and sterilizing of utensils, machines and other equipment used during food preparation; assist with meal planning, ensure that students are served appropriate portion sizes, store and handle food in safe ways, keep records of and reorder stock, and participate in staff meetings.

    The Food Service Manager is expected to oversee the cleaning of the food preparation area and supervise the maintenance of a safe environment for preparing and cooking the food items. The machines, equipment and utensils used in the food preparation should be inspected each time they are used to determine whether additional cleaning or maintenance is required.

    Skills Needed
    Serving nutritious and healthy food is an important goal of school breakfast and lunch programs. The Food Service Manager needs to have a good understanding of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Pyramid for reference during meal planning. They must be friendly and respectful when interacting with students, teachers and other staff. They also need to be able to follow recipes, make accurate measurements and operate food preparation machinery. Since their job may involve lifting heavy cartons and containers, Food Service Managers need to be aware of proper and safe lifting procedures. In many cases, Food Service Managers need to have a valid driver's license.