Job Description

Salary placement range= $19.99 to $21.74 per hour.

This position will require the individual to perform a variety of duties in different areas of the Central Kitchen.  This individual assists the nutritionist with the ordering of food and supplies on a district-wide level then supervises the process of compiling food and supply requests to be delivered to site kitchens and insures that deliveries are complete and made in a timely manner. Additionally, this person assists with food preparation and as well as completes production records for meals prepared and delivered from the Central Kitchen.  General operational duties include supervision of central kitchen staff, maintaining HACCP standards within the Central Kitchen, and taking complete monthly inventories.  This individual must work closely with the warehouse supervisor to coordinate site delivers and reports directly to the Director of Child Nutrition Services.


  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Substitutes at sites as needed.
  • Must clock-in at assigned school or station and be ready to work.
  • Ensures food and supply orders for sites are complete and ready for drivers to make deliveries in a timely manner.
  • Communicate menu and/or delivery changes to site managers in a timely manner.
  • Works with warehouse supervisor to achieve efficient deliveries to sites.
  • Uses standardized recipes, and insures that recipes are adapted as needed and all food substitutions follow the meal pattern established by the USDA.
  • Uses quality food production techniques to produce appealing and nutritious foods.
  • Completes daily production records, and daily reports in compliance with federal guidelines.
  • Maintains proper documentation of the Buy American Act established by state/federal guidelines.
  • Complies with all regulations regarding production and usage of commodities.
  • Performs weekly ordering inventory to compile orders for all meal and snack programs for food and non-food items.
  • Performs a complete inventory of all items on hand on a monthly basis.
  • Utilizes proper receiving and storage procedures for food and supplies upon deliveries.
  • Effectively utilizes district technologies appropriate to the position.
  • Ensures all kitchen staff follows basic principles of HACCP and food service sanitation.
  • Coordinate all district-catering functions with the nutritionist.
  • Prepares works schedules and supervises Central Kitchen staff.
  • Operate within established guidelines to provide a cost-effective program of high integrity.
  • Requests work orders as needed for equipment repair and facility maintenance.
  • Insures a safe work environment in Central Kitchen and creates an atmosphere conducive to employee productivity and satisfaction.
  • Insures the district’s policies regarding time worked and timesheet processing are observed within the site kitchen.
  • Processes vendor invoices daily as directed using perpetual inventory software. All invoices, order forms, and receipts need to be entered daily.
  • Assumes responsibility for attending district training needed to successfully perform designated responsibilities.
  • Must complete a minimum of 10 hours of professional standards training per USDA requirements for schools participating in the NSLP.
  • In the event of a food safety emergency and/or recall the Central Kitchen Manager will work with the CN supervisor to determine the best way to handle the situation, making sure that the students are our first priority.
  • Oversee the production of special programs or grants such as the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
  • Ensures cafeterias have the proper non-food supply and proper serving utensils needed to follow standardized recipes.
  • Must adhere to the child nutrition department guidelines and policies.




Supervises Central Kitchen employees and works with warehouse supervisor to insure efficient operations related to truck drivers and utility worker. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   


  • Must have 1-2 years experience at a managerial level in food service
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Must have a Maricopa County Food Handlers Permit
  • Must have and maintain a Serve Safe Certification


  • Ability to read and interpret written information related to cafeteria, as provided by Cafeteria Manager or Director of Child Nutrition.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to send and respond to e-mails and to attach files to e-mails via the district’s e-mail system.



  • Ability to interface effectively with other departments, school personnel, other maintenance staff, and business contacts from outside of the District.
  • Able to operate computer and Point of Sale System.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions precisely and accurately and have the ability to learn district procedures in handling equipment, materials and supplies and work well with others.
  • Must have experience preparing (cooking, baking) food for large numbers of people.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff.
  • Must be able to follow general bookkeeping procedures established by the Child Nutrition
  • Department to meet federal/state guidelines.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Ability to accurately perform assigned tasks.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Governing Board Policies.
  • Ability to promote harmonious working-relationships with staff and outside business representatives.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be

met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions, While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of materials, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.


The Work environment characteristics described here are representative of

those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.


This position is treated as a full-time, non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act.



The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check.

Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.

This position is a grade 12 on the Support Staff Non-exempt salary schedule.

Primary Location: CHILD NUTRITION

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Michelle Burkhart/Janay Watts

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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