Plans, directs, and manages all aspects of the Child Nutrition Program for the district. Oversees meal service for all schools, staffing for all school cafeterias, fiscal management, and compliance with regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal level by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Administers and enforces all human resource and departmental policies pertinent to food service staff and cafeteria managers.
- Prepares specifications and bid conditions for all food service items requiring bids by law or School Board policy.
- Operates a program of cooperative purchasing among cafeterias for high volume items such as bread, milk, and canned goods.
- Submits applications and agreements for all federally funded food service programs, including National School Lunch Programs, Summer Food Service, and the Government Commodity Donated Food Program.
- Supervises all accounts payable operations for cafeteria food, supplies, and equipment.
- Arranges for audits of cafeteria accounts through approved auditors as per school district policy.
- Reviews and recommends all requests for the purchase of new and/or replacement equipment in cafeterias and kitchens.
- Plans and supervises the preparation and service of menus/meals in all school locations including special diet requests for students.
- Consults, as needed, with school planners and architects on plans and specifications for new or renovated food production centers.
- Inspects school facilities and operations to ensure standards of diet, cleanliness, health, and safety are maintained.
- Maintains all inventories of food, supplies, and equipment
- Prepares and administers the departmental budget that includes preparation of all federal, state, and local reports and claims for reimbursement.
- Conducts workshops and/or in-service programs for food service staff.
- Supervises the processing of all free and reduced-price meals eligibility and the verification of these applications.
- Supports and provides leadership in the implementation of the district’s wellness policy.
- Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Chief Financial Officer or the Superintendent of Schools.
Directly supervises office staff, managers, cooks and assistant cooks, and food service employees. Is responsible for the coordination and evaluation of these individuals. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommending for hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws.