Cafeteria Specialist

  • KIPP
  • Austin, Texas
  • Apr 07, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Company DescriptionKIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 59 public charter schools educating over 31,100 students across four regions - Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.Job DescriptionKey ResponsibilitiesSupport the Front of House Supervisor in cafeteria functions.During service, confirm that each tray is reimbursable (as defined the Standard Operating Procedure) and that the number keyed in matches the student.Complete daily work station duties with the goal of keeping a safe and clean working environment.Conduct cashiering duties as set within the Standards of Operation (SOP).Set up meal service and clean up service lines.Comply with Health Department Code for food service.Prepare the student reimbursable snack and ensure complete products met.Maintains proper signage for the Food Service Program on the serving line and serving areas.Maintains the A La Cart snack program as outlined by the Food Service Department.Work with the Business Manager to monitor school meal payment plan and maintain accurate school and student records, reports, and files, and notify parents in a timely manner of any monies owed.Fundamental understanding and working knowledge of Skyward.Set up meal service and clean up at appropriate campus or campuses.Routinely act on day to day situations, working closely with and assisting school personnel and parents to ensure smooth operation of the free and reduced lunch function of the Office of Child Nutrition.Accurate in maintaining and reconciling all financial records for the Office of Child Nutrition free and reduced lunch program.Effectively record all meal counts on a daily basis.Work as a prep-cook and assist in the preparation for meal portions which may involve cooking and baking using various utensils and appliances; may perform specialized duties (baking and cooking).Serve the students, teachers, and guests. Use safety precautions relative to working with food service equipment and materials and report all injuries or unsafe conditions to the supervisor on duty.Keep dispensing and related equipment full and operating. This includes milk and other self-selection food options (Offer vs. Serve).Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and cafeteria area; clear counters, sweep and mop floors; clean freezers, coolers, and storage areas; clean kitchen appliances; cleans and maintains the garbage collection area as needed.Store stock in an efficient and safe manner.Support all efforts to recycle and compost.Working ConditionsExposure to temperature variations and wet conditions.May walk and work on uneven and slick surfaces.Requires reaching above and below shoulder height.Some exposure to dust, gas, fumes and chemicalsExposure to blood borne pathogens: Level IIIMay need to use a ladder or stool to reach product or supplies.Frequent repetitive hand motion.Frequent excessive standing during assigned work day.Frequent requirement to lift, carry, push, pull, sit, stand, walk, reach, crouch, climb, balance, kneel and stoop.All KIPP Austin staff members will demonstrate the followingUnquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Austin mission and KIPP Austin communityA clear, authentic and transparent sense of your strengths and areas of growth as a professional; an ability to easily adjust toneDemonstrate a commitment to continue professional development individuallyAbility to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyzeWillingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin studentsQualificationsSkills and QualificationsFundamental understanding of sanitation and cleanliness.Requires moderate physical effort. Standing, carrying, bending, stretching, stooping, pulling, pushing, lifting of weights up to 50 lbs.Must be able to communicate effectively with team.Must be self-motivated and able to problem solve effectively.Manager Food Handler's card required.Multi-faceted, multi-skilled, resourceful, and willing to do whatever it takes to feed healthy food to our students.Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, is proactive and flexible, and is willing and able to play different roles in the kitchen in order to meet the varied and constant needs of the students at KIPP Austin.Model positive and healthy character traits and habits, such as being organized, consistent and understanding.Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Austin mission and KIPP Austin community.Additional InformationCompensation and Benefits:In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.Videos To Watch