Job Description / Essential Elements:
SUMMARY: The Cafeteria Assistant I performs routine tasks that support the preparation and service of food in a cafeteria or snack bar. They assist in maintaining clean, sanitary food service areas, facilities and equipment and work collaboratively with a team. DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: The Cafeteria Assistant I receives day to day supervision and direction from the site cafeteria manager. The Supervisor of Food Service provides general oversight and support for the food service workers. Site Administrators can provide direction and oversight to the lunch program as necessary. Evaluations will be performed by the Supervisor of Food Services, with input from the site manager, on a timeline in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. DUTIES AND TASKS: (All duties and tasks are essential unless noted as secondary with an S) Assist in food preparation and sales Clean and prepare food for cooking; Operate kitchen equipment for the heating and cooking of food; Portion, carry and position food for serving student lunches; Arrange serving areas; refill serving racks; Sell snacks and serve food; Store food, observing health and safety guidelines. Maintain kitchen facilities and equipment Clean ovens and mechanical equipment observing sanitation guidelines; Wash pots, pan, and kitchen utensils and clean work spaces. Operate cafeteria equipment safely and efficiently. Perform other routine cafeteria functions as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Working Knowledge of: Safety and sanitation standards for the preparation and storage of food; Operation of standard kitchen appliances. Skills Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Speak, read and write English at a level necessary to perform the job; Make change; count money Basic computation skills; basic knowledge of units of measurement (cups, pint etc.) Abilities Learn to use a computer such as point of sale software. Follow applicable health and sanitation requirements; Work efficiently under rushed conditions; Maintain cooperative relationships and professional conduct with those contacted in the course of work. QUALIFICATIONS: Experience No experience required, but some experience in food preparation and kitchen maintenance is preferred. 2. Other Requirements Tuberculosis screening and clearance every four years. CAREER LADDER OPPPORTUNITIES: To advance to the position of Cafeteria Assistant II, incumbents need to: Have the equivalent of an eighth grade education Have some experience in food preparation and serving PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; hear and understand speech at normal levels; communicate so that others can clearly understand normal conversation; see for the purpose of reading or observing students; reach in all directions. The employee may frequently be required to lift and/or carry objects up to thirty (30) pounds in weight; bend, twist, stoop, or kneel. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees may regularly be required to work in a warm kitchen environment with no air conditioning. Some employees may be stationed outdoors in an unprotected environment for a period between one and two hours. Employees may regularly be required to perform under strict time limits with frequent interruptions.