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Food Service Director

East Union Community School District

      Job Description


Title: Food Service Director

Reports to:  Superintendent

Qualifications: 1.  Completion or in process of completion, of approved Food Service

Short Courses, as deemed necessary by the School District and/or Food

Service Director, to accomplish and maintain certification and job position. 

  1. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  2. Can work in warm and cold conditions.
  3. Have manual and mental dexterity to handle kitchen equipment.
  4. Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.
  5. Must be courteous and cooperative with manager, employers, employees, students, and school staff.
  6. Able to read and comprehend recipes and directions.
  7. Ability to quantitatively increase or decrease recipe sizes as needed.
  8. Two years experience as a cook.


Reports to: Superintendent

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Status ___x__ Full Time _____Part Time

_____Hourly __x__Salary


1. Responsible for planning meals.


Performance Responsibilities


  1. Prepares a weekly work schedule for all kitchen personnel.
  2. Prepares monthly menus.
  3. Determines quantity of each food to be prepared daily and prepares the Daily Food Production Sheet.
  4. Determines the size of serving to meet necessary age requirements.
  5. Oversees that food is served in timely, pleasant manner.
  6. Knows how to figure recipes and food items in quantitative amounts.
  7. Able to use all kitchen equipment and train all personnel to use all equipment.
  8. Responsible for economical operation of the kitchen and the avoidance of waste or consistent overproduction of baked items.
  9. Responsible to train the cooks and substitutes about the “offer vs. serve” food regulations; so meals served will meet required serving sizes and at least the minimum number of components.
  10. Responsible to train cooks and substitutes in using and recording a food thermometer and test strips.
  11. Responsible for verification of daily meal count by computer.



2. Responsible for inventory recording.


Performance Responsibilities  


  1. Verifies food shipment, signing invoices only after each order has been verified for food quality and delivery accuracy. Records temperatures according to HACCP.
  2. Reports any faulty or inferior quality food that is received and any non-delivery of items ordered to vender. Ensures credit for such items.
  3. Orders on a weekly or as needed basis all necessary supplies.
  4. Records number of meals served daily.
  5. Records food used and number of meals on a daily basis, recording on necessary government forms.
  6. Maintains a yearly equipment inventory.
  7. Sends letters to vendors for milk and bread bids annually.




3. Responsible for notifying Superintendent of problems or concerns.


Performance Responsibilities


  1. Reports any accidents or problems occurring in the kitchen in a timely manner.
  2. Communicates any problems or possible changes pertaining to food, personnel, or equipment. Any persistent problem must be discussed in length with Superintendent.
  3. Maintains a pleasant atmosphere in kitchen by not allowing derogatory remarks that are offensive to employees or lunch program. Reports infractions to Superintendent.



4. Responsible for arrival and departure equipment check.


Performance Responsibilities


  1. Verifies that refrigerators, coolers, and freezers are working properly and that temperatures are within required ranges of HACCP.
  2. Verifies all refrigerators, freezers, and storeroom and kitchen doors are closed and locked at upon departure.
  3. Verifies pilot lights are working correctly, necessary equipment unplugged or turned off and kitchen doors locked as needed.


5. Responsible for keeping to assigned schedule.


Performance Responsibilities


  1. Notification of sickness one hour (not before 5:00 a.m.) before job begins to insure time for contacting a substitute if needed.  
  2. Notification of illness on a daily basis and if a long term illness is determined, on a weekly basis.
  3. Punctual in arrival time, ready to work, and works efficiently until hours have been met, few absences.
  4. Receives prior approval for all absences from Superintendent (except daily sick leave and “that day” emergency requests) and turns in leave form.
  5. Completes time cards monthly and leave form on day of return and sends to office that day; or as designated.
  6. Keeps non-working conversation to a minimum.


6. Other Essential Functions


Performance Responsibilities


  1. Works with a cheerful, helpful and open-minded attitude.
  2. Communicates and works effectively with individuals/departments of the school district and community.
  3. Works effectively with community organizations.
  4. Supports the philosophy and mission of East Union Community Schools.
  5. Ability to get along with and have a positive effect on others. Able to accept directions, changing situations, and work assignments.
  6. Dependable in utilizing time appropriately and follows all work rules and policies.  Exemplifies good work habits for other employees.
  7. Regularly demonstrates physical, mental, and emotional ability to perform assigned duties.
  8. Dresses in appropriate attire, giving special attention to cleanliness, neatness and general grooming.
  9. Shows initiative in willingness to assume responsibility by being able to determine priority in work schedule.
  10. Ability to plan constructively for future events, needs or changes. 

 (Example:  1. Create or try new products.  2. Try new ways of doing job



7. Responsible for other related duties.


Performance Responsibilities 


  1. Completes end of month/year lunch program reports and prepares reports for next school year.
  2. Collects money from students and parents, checks RevTrack and enters payment amounts for meal payments into student data system. 
  3. Notifies families of delinquent meal accounts.
  4. Deposits monies collected for nutrition accounts.
  5. Plans and oversees Civil Rights Compliance training for Nutrition staff.
  6. Manage and Maintain Free/Reduced Meal Applications.
  7. Responsible for other related duties as assigned by Superintendent.
  8. Shall conform to all equity rules and regulations relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of gender, race, creed, national/ethnic origin, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.             



Created   June 2013

Board Adopted  June 2013.