Oct 12, 2023

Kitchen Supervisor (Immediate) - KIPP South Campus

  • KIPP Texas
  • Austin, TX
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Company Description
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.

Job Description
The Opportunity
The Cook Supervisor, under the direction of the Executive Chef, works as part of the KIPP Austin Public School Kitchen Team to prepare and serve breakfast, lunch and a snack for up to 5000 plus students and teachers. This position must have a firm understanding of HACCP principles, general nutrition and food preparation. This position will abide by the strictest standards of physical and food safety, freshness and sanitation. This individual will promote a teamwork environment that contributes to the successful operation of a professional kitchen.
Key Responsibilities
  • Abide by the strictest health and safety regulations
  • Keep all coolers and shelves clean, well-stocked and properly rotated using the FIFO method
  • Firm understanding and ability to convey the Temperature Danger Zone regulations
  • Follow established HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) food safety, cleaning and maintenance procedures.
  • Maintain assigned workstation(s) in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Comply with all safety measures and regulations throughout the kitchen and report any injuries or unsafe conditions in the workplace to supervisor
  • Address and report safety violations and hazards immediately
  • Maintain orderly and clean work areas
  • Practice proper care and maintenance of all equipment
  • Carefully prepare products according to standardized recipes
  • Prep, prepare, and serve food in an attractive manner
  • Perform duties as required at special meal functions
  • Ability to read a thermometer and record temperatures daily
  • Knowledge of commercial kitchen and equipment
  • Ensure that standardized recipes are followed and all items are prepared and presented as outlined in recipe
  • Fundamental knowledge and understanding of food preparation, service, storage of food, sanitation and cleanliness
  • Ensure that Food Production Record keeping is completed accurately on a daily basis
  • Monitor all serving schedules and ensure that all food items are served according to menu specifications defined by departmental guidelines
  • Diligently work with his/her specific tasks and offer help to others when needed
  • Control and document product waste and spoilage
  • Understand the regulations and philosophies of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and all other appropriate programs
  • Maintain high productivity levels
  • Regular attendance is essential
  • Support all efforts to recycle and compost
  • Assist in any area of production or service as needed
  • Train, supervise and evaluate kitchen staff to perform duties as required by the KTX Child Nutrition Program
  • Communicate with Kitchen Team regarding all department operations
  • Guide completion of daily prep lists and job assignments

Skills and Qualifications
  • Fundamental knowledge and understanding of food preparation, service, storage, sanitation and cleanliness is necessary
  • City of Austin Food Handlers card is required
  • Basic computer skills required (this includes knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbally, with team and management
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibly
  • Must be self-motivated and able to problem solve effectively
  • Multi-faceted, multi-skilled, resourceful, and willing to do whatever it takes to feed healthy food to our students
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, is proactive and flexible, and is willing and able to play different roles in the kitchen in order to meet the varied and constant needs of the students at KIPP Austin
  • Exposure to temperature variations and wet conditions
  • Requires moderate physical effort. Standing, carrying, bending, stretching, stooping, pulling, pushing, lifting of weights up to 50 lbs.
  • May walk and work on uneven and slick surfaces
  • Requires reaching above and below shoulder height
  • Some exposure to dust, gas, fumes and chemicals
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens: Level III
  • May need to use a ladder or stool to reach product or supplies
  • Occasional repetitive hand motion
  • Exposed to heat from ovens, burners and steam trays; exposed to cutting and slicing equipment and machines with moving parts; required to move heavy supplies and full pans of food weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; exposed to high noise levels from kitchen equipment and students at meals; required to wear protective clothing
  • Model positive and healthy character traits and habits, such as being organized, consistent and understanding
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue professional development individually
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP TX Austin students

Additional Information
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. All KIPP Texas employees are required to submit documentation affirming their eligibility to work in the United States.

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