Food Service Assistant
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 10 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Position Summary: The Food Service Assistant (FSA) assists the Food & Nutrition Services Supervisor (FNSS) to ensure breakfast, lunch, and snack services rendered at St. Joseph Academy (SJA) are consistent with accepted national food handling standards, SJA mission and values, the policies and procedures of the institution, and the standards of all regulating and licensing agencies. The FSA performs a variety of food preparation services in the delivery of the SJA children’s breakfast, lunch and snack delivery. The FSA performs a variety of sanitary services during all breakfast and lunch services. The FSA is responsible for equipment operations, sanitization; facility cleaning, and trouble shooting in production area to alert management of equipment malfunctions and/or failures.  The FSA will fill in for vacation and absences of other Food Service staff.  

  • High school degree or GED preferred
  • Experience in food service/kitchen preferred
  • Safe Serve Certification required within 6 months
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions
  • Interest in working with a child population
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of Food & Nutrition Services department
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing); effectively interact with children, families, and staff members
  • Possesses good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to read, write and follow directions and instructions
  • Detail oriented; ability to multi-task, set priorities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
JOB DESCRIPTION                          
Essential Job Functions/Duties    
  • Extends excellent service to all children
  • Assures each child’s right to privacy and confidentiality, at all times
  • Models behaviors that foster the “child-centered” philosophy to other staff
  • Uses a variety of communication methods to proactively identify, anticipate, prevent, or address issues and inter-department concerns, problems, or conflicts
  • Maintains safety and sanitation standards in work area—cleaning and sanitizing area after each assignment according to established department guidelines
  • Operates and secures all equipment and supplies in a safe manner, according to department standards to safeguard children, and co-worker’s health and well-being
  • Set-up of cafeteria for Academy lunch services (includes washing tables, mopping floors, pulling up tables), as needed
  • Trash removal in kitchen
  • Manage kitchen stock as delivered, including dating, rotating, organizing stock room and cleaning
  • Labels, dates and restocks all food items and supplies—legibly enough to prevent errors—prior to, during, and after each meal service; ensuring proper wrapping and storage according to department quality control standards
  • Deep cleaning of kitchen, garbage cans, fans, overhead vents, coolers, hoppers, etc, as needed
  • Cross-trained on the following, in order to fill in as needed
    • Prepares food according to menus and recipes
    • Provides food portions and assembles in a sanitary manner according to department and DPI standards
    • Handles food to maintain appropriate temperatures according to department standards as evidenced by temperature reading at mealtime
    • Replenishes service line as quantities indicate--ensures that service is not disrupted because of low or depleted food supply
    • Complies with all allergy lists and substitutions and record keeping that pertain to such items
    • Utilizes accepted national food service handling standards and procedures in the delivery of School Breakfast Service
  • Complies with all department clerical, statistical, and food handling/storage/service policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the department
  • Adheres to established policies, procedures, and compliance with professional, governmental, and regulatory standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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