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Food Service Associate SY 22-23 (Part - Time)

Company: Ambition Prep
Location: Jackson
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

*Job Description*
Ambition Prep seeks an experienced part-time food service associate who will be responsible for performing a variety of job functions essential to the successful operation of the school cafeteria. Job functions include food production; meal service; food acceptability; customer service; sanitation, safety, and security; receiving, storage, and inventory; program regulations and accountability; equipment use and care; professional excellence. The School Nutrition Program provides an environment that supports healthy food habits while maintaining program integrity and customer satisfaction.
*Responsibilities and Duties*
*Food Production*

* Prepares school breakfasts (where applicable), lunches, and afternoon snacks

* Withdraws and prepares appropriate amounts of food from inventory each day, as directed by the food service coordinator

* Adheres to standardized recipes

*Meal Service*

* Sets up the serving line and breakfast carts (where applicable) each day, ensuring:

* All items on the menu are placed on the serving line/breakfast carts in the proper order, in the proper amounts, at the proper temperatures, and on time

* Correct serving utensils are in place

* Condiments and cutlery are provided

* Uses serving utensils correctly to ensure correct portions are served

* Understands what constitutes a reimbursable meal under Offer Versus Serve (OVS) and ensures that OVS is properly implemented for both breakfast and lunch

* Serves students quickly and efficiently to adhere to the school's meal schedules

* Prepares and serves meals of the highest quality that encourages student consumption and participation in the school breakfast and lunch programs.

* Provides outstanding customer service to students, parents, staff, visitors, and fellow employees.

*Sanitation, Safety & Security*

* Follows all local health department requirements for food safety

* Monitors the temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, and milk coolers daily recording temperatures on the appropriate log and notifies food service coordinator if temperatures are above 10--F (freezer) or 41--F (refrigerator/cooler)

* Takes and records the temperature of foods to ensure that foods are cooked to the proper internal temperature, chilled to the appropriate temperature, and placed on the serving line at the appropriate temperature

* Performs general cleaning tasks and follows cleaning schedule

* Follows the wash, rinse and sanitize procedures for ware washing

* Assists the food service coordinator in ensuring the security of all food and supplies.

* Receiving, Storage and Inventory

* Assists the food service coordinator in receiving all incoming food and supply deliveries

* Stocks all incoming deliveries and adheres to established food storage procedures

* Assists the food service coordinator in taking an accurate monthly inventory of all purchased food and supplies

*Program Regulations & Accountability*

* Maintains integrity and accountability of the School Nutrition Program through compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations

* Ensures students receive all required meal components and that all meals served to meet the reimbursable meal requirements

* Serves students all required meal components, ensuring students are served reimbursable meals

* Assists food service coordinator in maintaining all records and reports to meet local, state, and USDA requirements, including daily production records, temperature logs, etc.

* Follows all school policies and procedures

* Adheres to work schedule and scheduled hours

* Complies with school mission and vision

*Equipment Use & Care*

* Operates and maintains commercial kitchen equipment (convection oven, tilt skillet, steamer, multi-compartment sink, etc.) in a safe and sanitary manner

* Follows policies for the use and care of all equipment

* Reports any malfunctioning equipment to food service coordinator

* Professional Excellence

* Communicates effectively with supervisor, school administrators, customers, and fellow employees

* Performs other duties as assigned by food service coordinator

*Desired and Required Experience*

* High school graduate or equivalent

* Previous volume-feeding experience in an institutional, restaurant or educational environment (school cafeteria experience preferred)

* Knowledge involving food preparation, general cooking, food storage, cleaning procedures and meal service

* ServSafe certification required

* Excellent communication skills

* Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees and as part of a team

* Ability to provide friendly and outstanding customer service to students and others

*Physical Capabilities*
This is a physically demanding job and one where the incumbent is required to stand for extended periods, lift heavy objects on a regular basis, and do repetitive tasks with few breaks. The incumbent must be willing and able to work in a hot environment and be able to take a physical inventory in freezers and refrigerators where temperatures are as low as 0--F.
*Ambition Preparatory Charter School offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Ambition Preparatory Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis, of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.*
*Disclaimer: This job description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals hired into this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Ambition Prep reserves the right to change any or all content of this job description based on business needs.*

Job Type: Part-time%58047475%

Keywords: Ambition Prep, Jackson , Food Service Associate SY 22-23 (Part - Time), Hospitality & Tourism , Jackson, Mississippi

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