Jan 13, 2024

Child Nutrition Assistant - Contentnea-Savannah (30 hrs.) Start Date: 05/01/2024

  • TrulyHired
  • Kinston, NC, USA

Job Description

Pay Grade 52- $15.65 - $15.98 an hour

Child Nutrition

Cafeteria Assistant

Elementary, Middle and High Schools

General Statement of Job:

The Child Nutrition Assistant works serving as a cashier and/or preparing meals and other food in a school cafeteria. The work also involves operating a computer, collecting, counting, and recording monies received for purchase of meals and other food products and participating in preparation and serving of meals and other food. The employee is also responsible for assisting in cleaning and janitorial tasks and reports to Cafeteria Manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares, cooks and serves meals, salads and a la-carte items, preparing entrees, vegetables and other side dishes according to standardized recipes; prepares meals for special diets according to recipes or other instructions provided.
  • Adheres to established procedures for collection, reporting and accounting of fees for purchase of meals and other food products.
  • Assists in the preparation and service of breakfasts, lunches and other foods, as appropriate. Serves meals on time; provides quick, pleasant service to customers; works with all cafeteria staff to provide a pleasant eating environment.
  • Follows HAACP, and TILT procedures to ensure safe food preparation and service of all menu and a la carte items.
  • Cleans kitchen area and equipment and utensils to ensure that sanitation codes are maintained; washes pots, pans, and serving utensils by hand or by dishwashing machine, including adding detergent and sanitizing agent, and regulating temperature and water flow to thoroughly clean and sanitize pots and pans, serving and cooking utensils and silverware.
  • May perform various housekeeping duties in kitchen, such as sweeping and mopping floors; and in dining area such as wiping or washing tables, chairs or benches; carrying out garbage to dumpster, cleaning kitchen restroom, etc.
  • Assists with putting up stock after May be assigned to check in deliveries. Assists in counting physical inventory.
  • Takes and records temperatures of foods and food holding equipment including but not limited to freezers, coolers and warming
  • Follow workplace safety procedures. Works with other Child Nutrition staff to resolve problems and provide solutions to day-to-day operations.
  • Helps ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and standards of sanitation.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Assists with special events and projects as assigned or requested.
Additional Job Functions or Assigned Tasks:

Performs other related work as required.

Minimum Training and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent. Food service experience preferred.

Other Requirements:

Will be working in a kitchen environment; subject to temperature extremes, standing for long periods, lifting up to 40 pounds, loud noises and subject to travel from school to school for work purposes.

Must maintain an acceptable attendance record and be punctual.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees of this job.

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