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Food Services Manager
Maple Grove Middle School
Hours: 8 hours/day; 5 days/week
Job Type: Full-time, school year
Bargaining Unit: School Nutrition
Salary: View salary grid on Pages 4 – 5, Section 1 of the School Nutrition Contract
General Purpose of the Job: To inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning. Plan, supervise and coordinate the service of consistent quality foods for students and staff. Responsible for planning all aspects of the school foodservice operation that directly affects quality, safety, and sanitation of a school food service facility. This includes compliance with health, safety, and USDA-Child Nutrition Program regulations. Develops a positive kitchen team that builds relationships with students, building staff and community members. Assists the Food and Nutrition Director with the development of new processes and the implementation of department continuous improvement plans.
Participates in breakfast and lunch menu planning meetings so that menus are designed to maximize student and staff participation while ensuring all meals meet USDA nutritional requirements;
Plans entrée alternates to build participation and increase sales;
Plans and offers programs in addition to breakfast and lunch, including but not limited to the following: Fruit and Vegetable Grant, After School Snack Program, Dinner Program, Summer Programs, and Special Events etc.;
Serves quality meals on time every day regardless of challenges with food, equipment, or staffing; and
Determines and orders appropriate quantities of food and supplies from multiple vendors that are necessary for the efficient operation of the building meal program.
Staff Development regarding Food Preparation and Equipment:
Calculates quantities of food to be prepared each day while minimizing food waste;
Schedules personnel efficiently to meet building needs while staying within budget;
Trains staff on the consistent use of standardized recipes to ensure meeting USDA requirements for students with special dietary needs and food allergies;
Ensures staff are cross trained and mentored to achieve their potential;
Manages staff in efficient food preparation to prepare food that is at the highest quality;
Ensures proper receiving and storage procedures are maintained by implementing HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) sanitation guidelines;
Trains and supervises nutrition staff on proper usage, sanitation, and safety of kitchen equipment;
Supports department continuous improvement program by engaging nutrition staff in accomplishing goals.
Maintains a positive work environment where staff feel welcome and valued;
Conducts regular meetings with staff to keep them updated and provides specialized training as needed;
Conducts performance appraisals for nutrition staff in a timely and respectful manner;
Maintains strict employee confidentiality;
Encourages continuing education through attendance at workshops, conferences, etc. and promotes certification of staff through the School Nutrition Association; and
Maintains temperature logs on all appropriate equipment to ensure safety
Maintains accurate daily menu and food production records;
Accurately reports monthly food, supply and labor costs so monthly operating reports correctly reflect the kitchen’s financial status;
Analyzes “Financial Operating Report” each month by reviewing program sales and costs. Takes appropriate action to ensure an efficient operation that meets food, supply and labor budget objectives;
Monitor’s accountability of cash collection/daily deposits completed by cashier(s). Oversees the management of student and staff meal account balances; and
Ensures all records and supporting documentation are maintained for the required amount of time as stipulated by USDA.
Tasks involved in fulfilling above duty/responsibility:
Helps the staff connect the school district mission, core values and district priority work to their staff’s daily work;
Builds community by appropriately staffing, planning, and supporting successful special events;
Encourages collaboration among nutrition staff, building staff, and community members;
Responds to all questions and concerns in a timely and respectful manner;
Makes school orientations, open houses and school events opportunities to help students, families, and staff feel welcome and respected;
Uses creative ways to connect with students to seek their input (student food committees, taste testing, and use of suggestion box for feedback…);
Communicates effectively with students, families, and staff to maintain positive relationships. Must be willing to acknowledge concerns and work together toward finding a solution; and
Recognizes and acknowledges concerns and proactively works with others to find solutions.
Understanding and ensuring that all USDA and MDE requirements are being followed;
Understanding and ensuring that local health safety codes are consistently being practiced by nutrition staff. Successfully passes bi- annual inspections by local public health officials;
Maintaining required Minnesota State Food Manager License and Serve Safe Certification;
Maintaining required School Nutrition Association (SNA) Certification;
Ensuring staff completes annual health and safety training and are able to follow all emergency preparedness procedures; and
Ensuring all staff follows current uniform guidelines and Osseo Area Schools Food and Nutrition personal hygiene procedures.
High school graduate or equivalent. MN State Food Manager License and Serve Safe Certification. School Nutrition Certification Level 1
Interacting positively with all stakeholders;
Leading and organizing;
Forecasting accurately the necessary food and supplies;
Overseeing and delegating a variety of tasks with time deadlines that are not flexible;
Attending to detail and ability to maintain accurate records;
Making quick, logical, and decisive decisions as daily challenges occur;
Problem solving daily that generates timely and appropriate solutions;
Building a team that is able to develop a positive relationship with students, staff, and community;
Creating a safe and caring work environment where staff feel welcome and valued;
Communicating effectively using good interpersonal skills;
Utilizing technology that includes but is not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, online ordering systems, email; and
Problem solving and building positive relationships.
Osseo Area Schools offers:
Meaningful and impactful work
Opportunities to grow professionally
A variety of benefits
Summer opportunities and more
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer. Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy.
Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application.
Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call 763-391-7007.
Background Check: Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Refer to ID 28063 when applying
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