Food Service Assistant (OPEN AND CONTINU...
Victor Valley Union High School District - Victorville, CA

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Under the direction of the Food Service Supervisor, assist in the preparation and serving of food items at an assigned school cafeteria or snack area; clean food service equipment, utensils and serving areas.

Minimum Qualifications Required to Apply:

Any combination equivalent to: sufficient education to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above and one year of experience in quantity food preparation and service and a Current San Bernardino County Food Worker Certificate.

To get a Food Certificate go to http://www.sbcounty.gov/ehlus/Depts/EnvironmentalHealth/FIRST/food_worker_training.aspx

Essential Duties:

Prepare food items following standard recipes and procedures; serve and sell meals and a la carte items in the cafeteria, snack bar or other food service facilities. E
Chop, slice, mix, grate, and assemble food items for sandwiches, salads, side dishes, soups, dressings; assure proper food item portions are prepared and distributed according to establish procedures. E
Operate deep fryers; cook a variety of fried foods such as french fries, onion rings, corn dogs, egg rolls, and others. E
Serve food items to students, faculty and staff; apportion fruits, vegetables, and other items according to established guidelines. E
Clean dishes, trays, pots, pans, utensils, fryers, grills, and other kitchen equipment; wash serving and food perpetration areas in accordance with established sanitation standards and procedures. E
Operate a variety of kitchen equipment including mixer, slicer, dishwasher, warmer, ovens, grills, charbroilers, and other. E
Perform cashiering duties as assigned; receive cash and make change. E Assist in maintaining daily inventory records of food and drink items. E
Assist in monitoring appropriate student behavior during service hours. E Prepare main dishes and entree; check recipes and estimate or measure quantities needed as assigned. Assemble snack carts and assure proper maintenance of stock levels of food and drink items; restock as necessary. Assure proper stock levels are maintained on condiment carts during lunch periods; stock drinking straws, napkins, and condiments as needed. Assist in storage, rotation and inventory of food service supplies and materials. Prepare and serve foods for the annual District breakfast. Bake cookies, cakes, and breads as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities / Working Conditions:

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Methods of preparing sandwiches, salads, vegetables, and other foods in large quantities. Basic food preparation including washing, cutting, and assembling food items and ingredients. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies. Methods of preparing and serving food in large quantities. Sanitation and safety practices related to cooking and serving food. Standard kitchen equipment, utensils, and measurements. Storage and rotation of perishable food.
Basic math and cashiering skills.

ABILITY TO:
Learn to operate kitchen equipment used in quantity food preparation.
Prepare and set up food items for service to students ans staff.
Learn and follow health and sanitation requirements. Serve food to students and staff according to established procedures. Operate a cash register and make change accurately. Maintain food service equipment and facilities in a clean and sanitary condition. Operate standard kitchen equipment, appliances and utensils in a safe and efficient manner. Add and subtract quickly and make change accurately.
Meet schedules and time lines. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Work cooperatively with others. Bend, reach and stand for extended periods of time. Lift object weighing up to 40 pounds to waist height.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Indoor/outdoor environment. Position requires standing and walking for long periods of time and lifting. Incumbents may be exposed to extreme heat and/or cold while performing their duties. Fast paced, intensive, high volume work schedule.

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