Food Services Assistant Director
Company: New Canaan Public Schools
Location: New Canaan
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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FOOD SERVICES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR----
The Assistant Food Services Director is instrumental in maintaining
established quality standards to ensure superior service. The
primary function of this position is to help create and maintain an
exceptional food services program for approximately 4300 students
and 700 staff.
Primary Responsibilities include: Supervision of Food Service
Department staff for all schools in accordance with the New Canaan
Public Schools policies, procedures and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; ensuring
adherences to district policies and procedures; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may
- Assists with planning, organizing, scheduling, and implementing
resources to achieve established goals and objectives of providing
an appealing, nutritious menu in the most cost efficient and
effective manner. New Canaan Public Schools prepare food from
scratch based on thoughtfully developed recipes, utilizing locally
grown produce and commodities and avoids the use of processed foods
- Partners with the Director of Food Services to develop short
and long-term operational plans, and assists with preparing the
- Assists in the daily operation of the food service program
through hands-on teamwork with the staff and administration for all
schools, including frequent communication that ensures timely and
- Creates a harmonious working relationship with staff and
administration by demonstrating consistent and equitable treatment
of workers while providing excellent customer service.
- Assists in determining work procedures, preparing work
schedules, and expediting workflow, and trains staff as required.
- Assists in planning menus, ordering product and cooking,
preparation, presentation and service of food for daily meals,
special events and catering orders.
- Maintains product and service quality standards by conduction
ongoing evaluations and investigating complaints.
- Supervises direct reports, ensuring accountability for
meeting/exceeding clearly defined expectations.
- Collects, records and reports quantities used, amounts
produced, amounts left over and meal counts accurately, and ensures
the accuracy of monthly inventory. Including proper labeling,
dating and rotation of product in dry storage, coolers and
- Maintains and plans for the food services equipment repairs and
- Supervises the overall sanitation and safety of the food
service facility and staff in accordance with both district
standards and government regulations.
- Oversees adherence with district standards for preparation,
presentation, service, safety, and sanitation (meeting HACCP and
- Assists with the development of sanitation schedules and
ensures that food service employees adhere to the schedule for
cleaning of kitchen areas and washing of kitchen utensils and
- Maintains sanitation and orderliness of all equipment, supplies
and utensils within work area, and ensures that staff handles foods
items appropriately during preparation.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: A culinary degree and a minimum of
5-years' experience in an organization that produces a high volume
of meals and current safety certifications.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as
safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure
manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or
employees of organization.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to calculate quantities and numbers based on formulas and
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the
Assistant Food Services Director is regularly required to stand;
walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands arms;
talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift
and or move up to 50 pounds.
Please complete the online application on the district website
www.ncps-k12.org and upload a cover letter, resume, three letters
of recommendation and transcripts.
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