can be fun environment but very fast ase work place
Food Server (Former Employee) – Brookhaven, NY – September 27, 2018
it is a fast pace work day. can be a fun environment depending on the people you work with. you learn proper food temperatures and how long food can be left out of the refrigerator. some heavy lifting bending. some cleaning is required for work areas.
Executive Chef/Food Service Director (Current Employee) – York, PA – August 18, 2018
• Primary Client Liaison/Develop Partnership with School Board and Community • Manage Central Production Facility for satellite meal programs. • Maintain lines of communication between Food Services and the Board of Education, administration, students, and community. • Provide point of service, training, HACCP, catering program, Recipes, labor control and inventory management • Prepares monthly Food service update that includes a financial report and program highlights.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Islandia, NY – July 28, 2018
Since the minimum pay rate is so low, the amount of work required no way matches. The work load is great and the pay very low. One thing I can say, I learned quite a bit in the food service industry. I was able to train further for my position and the part I most liked is that I was able to communicate with the student and staff.
Chef Manager (Current Employee) – Hamden, CT – July 14, 2018
I began as a kitchen lead at the beginning of 2017 Whitsons with the hope of advancement while I continued my online education. In September of 2017 I was approached by my FSD with a promotional opportunity that I have yet to be disappointed with. The promotion came with a much more fair pay, further opportunity for growth, flexible hours and of course a lot of valuable management experience. I now serve as the Chef Manager for our district as I continue to pursue my education and am looking to one day move into an AFSD or FSD position with Whitsons. There is always something new to learn, the work environment is one of the best I have been in, and there is always an opportunity to be creative which tends to bring in more student involvement. I look forward to my future with the company.
Opportunity for Advancement, Well trained management team, good environment
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – New Britain, CT – June 28, 2018
Spent most of my day prepping food and would almost always have to make more, day to day the amount of kids that would come to your line fluctuates. The food is counted so if you make too much or too little you’ll get bad attention on you.
My day is generally repetitive. There is no change or challenge in my current position and no opportunity for advancement. I have an Associates Degree in Foodservice Management but that's not enough for advancement. I have been doing this work for 15 years in various districts so there isn't anything new that I have learned. The most enjoyable part of this job are the children. I just enjoy working around them, they sometimes make my day.
I am my own boss at this job. I don't have anyone overlooking my every move
I can't account for any other accounts other than the one I worked in
Lead Catering Attendant (Former Employee) – Mahwah, NJ – June 22, 2018
The account I worked was it was a cafeteria in a company building / Factory. A little over a year I left the job the coordinators for the company dropped whitsons culinary group and hired a new company because of their constant negligence and unprofessionalism.
Free lunch, gaurenteed full time, and weekly pay by
Lead Cook/Cashier (Current Employee) – Islandia, NY – May 19, 2018
This company doesn’t pay that well but the atmosphere is great. If you need help they are there. If there’s a tragedy in your family they are there. They are team member friendly company . If they would pay better they’d be the best overall!
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – New Jersey – April 9, 2018
Management don't have management skills. Under staff most of the time. Stressful at times and management don't provide efficient training. Company had poor strategic planning and would roll many programs out at the last minute. They paid lower level workers minimum which made it hard to attract adequate staffing. District Manager managed in a fear based style and was always paranoid about what the client was thinking. Never given adequate staffing (No kitchen lead) to achieve both company and school's objectives.
Cook (Former Employee) – East Islip, NY – April 5, 2018
They hired me knowing I had no experience. Said that they would train me and be patient. I was trained for literally 2 days. Then I was left on my own to figure things out. I passed inspection with 0 violations! They still got annoyed over the littlest of things. The woman I worked with was horrible! They have gone through four Cook's including myself since October!
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Longmeadow, MA – March 19, 2018
The hardest part of this job is dealing with the kids there. They would just throw their lunch trays at you and walk off like you are nothing. the routine is not bad through. You prep food for the kids and stick it in the oven and then serve to the middle school