Head of Kitchen

Website Cambridge Public Schools - Food Service Department

Position:           Head of Kitchen

Food Services Department/Tobin Montessori School

Reports To: Director of Food Services



Must be willing to work with others and interact with children.
Must be able to read and write communications to/from the administration.
Must be neat in appearance and exhibit dedicated work habits.
Must comply with safety and sanitation regulations as prescribed by law.
Must be ServSafe certified or have equivalent credential.
Must comply with dress code as designated by the Food Service Department.
Must be competent working with computers, email, and operating a cash register.
Physical demands include: Continuous lifting, standing, manual dexterity, walking, handling, bending, pushing, pulling, and constant visual assessment. With occasional need for climbing and squatting. Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs without restriction.
Preferred Skills/Abilities/Credentials:

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Knowledge of basic human nutrition.
Experience in Food Service operations.
Experience as a supervisor in a food service environment.
Vocational training, or education in Culinary arts, or Food Service Management.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

Supervises all food service employees within their kitchen, including both cafeteria helpers and cashiers.
Is able to perform the job duties of every kitchen position to cross train and fill in as necessary.
Orders food and supplies on a weekly basis by the deadline assigned by the Food Service Office.
Checks all deliveries and confirms that all requested items were received in specified quantity and quality. Reports any items that are missing, substituted, and/or out of stock to Food Service office.
Responsible for ensuring all food items are prepared according to district issued menu and recipes.
Completes daily production records to accurately track food usage and cooking temperatures as required.
Keeps daily temperature record of cold storage units, and notifies Food Service office of any equipment issues.
Follows meal reimbursement standards by following federal and state rules surrounding offer versus serve.
Documents monthly inventory, including commodity foods, contracted food items, and supplies.
Submits accountability reports per state and federal requirements as directed by Food Service office.
Communicates any problems regarding the menu, staffing, or unique school issues to the Food and Nutrition Services Administration.
Responsible for the cleanliness/sanitation of the kitchen as well as operating within health code standards.
Demonstrates the district’s high standards of customer service, working cooperatively with school administrators, co-workers, school staff, and students.
Attends all scheduled trainings and department meetings, unless excused by the Food and Nutrition Office in advance.
All other duties as assigned.
Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.



In accordance with the Food Service Salary Schedule.


How to Join Our Team:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.



At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

To apply for this job please visit cpsd.tedk12.com.