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Mesa County Valley School District Nutrition Services Associate in Grand Junction, Colorado

Job Title: Nutrition Services Chef Associate - CertifiedSUMMARY: Position works at school site assisting in the production andservice of scratch produced meals to students. Performs scratch cooking foodproduction per all components of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the LiveWell School Meal Initiative. Individual performs highly skilled culinaryscratch cooking concepts on a daily basis; knife cutting of fresh fruits andvegetables, use of food processors, steamers, kettles, immersionblenders as part of the scratch cooking environment.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully,an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Therequirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skilland/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Job Responsibility Description1. Serve and provide great quality food while still providing excellentcustomer service. Provide customers with a well-balanced nutritious meals perapproved USDA recipe and production records. School meal food service servesa high risk population which carries a significant heavier amount ofregulations than the private sector.2. Performs highly technical scratch meal production; knife cutting,food processors, steamers, kettles, immersion blenders to ensure qualityscratch prepared meals for all food through the use of the USDA standardizedrecipes and production records and Live Well training tools.3. Assists in the serving of scratch meals daily complying with correctportion size and correct offer versus serve regulations, as part of theHealthy Hunger Free Kids Act.4. Ensure that high food safety and sanitation standards are complied within all scratch meal production activities to ensure the health and safety ofboth staff and customers. Uses scratch ingredients at each site whichcarries a much higher degree of food safety with raw proteins and produceproducts. Ensuring compliance with all County, HAACP, USDA, state andlocal laws.5. Performs cleaning tasks including, but not limited to, dishwashing,cleaning and sanitizing all food contact surfaces used for preparation,cleaning all non-food contact surfaces such as floors, shelving, walls,windows, kitchen restroom facilities, laundering of linens, towels etc.6. Responsible for monitoring proper food and equipment temperatures aretaken to HAACP standards.7. Ability to cross-train rotate in all scratch meal production and servestations within the kitchen. Including running a register. Responsible fordaily deposits and cash handling as needed.8. Assist in rotating stock and putting away inventory per IFAS and FIFOguidelines.EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or equivalent (U.S.A. equivalency) Current Food Handlers Card or Serve Safe certification required with 6months of employment Must successfully pass lifting evaluation of 50 pounds upon hiringLICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS: Criminal background check required for hireTECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES: Ability to learn and use knife skills, food processors, immersionblenders, steamers, ovens, and kettles Ability to learn and comply with many components of the Healthy HungerFree Kids Act. A passion for developing and growing in their roles with the organization Exceptional oral and written communication skills, to include Englishlanguage skills and the ability to learn and use Spanish Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization asneeded Ability to work independently as needed with minimal direction and/orsupervision Ability to manage multiple tasks with numerous deadlines and frequentinterruptions Ability to follow and comply with the current Colorado Dept. ofEducation and Institute of Medicine laws and guidelinesMATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE: Operating knowledge of and experience with mechanical dishwash