Food Services Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Food Service Coordinator 


The Food Service Coordinator assists in all aspects of the school’s food service program. 


Knowledge of: 
  • Basic standard methods of quantity food preparation, serving, and storage
  • General nutrition, food values, food combinations, and use of standard food service appliances and equipment
  • Record keeping procedures; sanitation and safety practices and procedures
  • Principles of training
  • Inventory practices and procedures including storage and rotation of perishable food; quality and portion control techniques 
  • Proper lifting techniques 
  • Basic math skills, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios 
  •  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Work quickly and efficiently
  • Report preparation and basic record-keeping 
Ability to:
  • Prepare and serve food in accordance with health and sanitation regulations
  • Operate and clean a variety of food service equipment 
  • Conduct inventory and order appropriate amounts of food items and supplies 
  • Maintain and prepare accurate records 
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions 
  • Read labels and storage requirements
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; communicate and interact with elementary school children, staff, and parents
  • Meet deadlines by setting priorities, coordinating work, and adapting to constant changes and interruptions 
  • Work independently with little direction 
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Learn and gain knowledge in the food service profession 
  • Assist the School in the efficient operation of the site cafeterias
  • Coordinate food service for field trips and special school events.
  • Assist in menu planning and student taste tests.
  • Communicate with vendors regarding food and supply orders; review orders, delivery forms, menu production reports, and food safety reports to determine corrections and repairs needed at the site and provide necessary follow-up to ensure completion.
  • Assist in accepting food and supply deliveries and stocking, verify accuracy, and make adjustments as needed
  • Ensure that cafeteria preparation and serving operations comply with health safety and sanitation regulations and established policies and procedures.
  • Consult with the School regarding cafeteria needs, conditions, and menu planning to maintain established food quality standards
  • Review and evaluate the end-of-the-year clean-up requirements.
  • Attend meetings to receive or convey information;  participate in annual staff training.
  • Interact with and respond appropriately to students, staff, vendors, and the public. 
  • Communicate through district email service and other electronic communication methods. 

 (Must be performed with or without reasonable accommodations) 

  • Performing duties in a food service environment; subject to heat from ovens, cold from refrigerators
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling heavy objects up to 52 pounds 
  • Standing and walking for extended periods
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate kitchen equipment
  • Carrying, pushing, or pulling food trays, carts, materials, and supplies
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally
  • Bending at the waist
  • Exposure to very hot foods, equipment, and metal objects
  • Exposure to cleaning and sanitizing agents


High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid ServSafe Food Handling Certificate
  • Clearances
  • Criminal Justice and FBI Fingerprint Clearance
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Criminal Background Check
  • ACT 126 Training
  •  Competitive salary
  • Dental Insurance
  •  Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement