Job ID JL942 posted on 05/02/18
Under direction of the Director of the Division of Food and Nutrition Services (DFNS), supports the goals and objectives of the division and provides technical and supervisory expertise to the staff. This position has the responsibility for large-scale food preparation and packaging for distribution to school sites, testing vendor products, recipe development, and assurance of recipe compliance and acceptability with the USDA nutritional regulations and guidelines for meals served through the Child Nutrition Programs. Directs the daily operation of central food production through establishing operating and quality control standards and improvements in a safe work environment for all staff. Establishes an effective communication plan and training program that meets the standards set by regulatory organizations. Promotes and supports workplace diversity initiatives. Delegates authority, prioritizes, and assigns responsibilities to Central Production Facility (CPF) staff.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in food service management, institutional management, culinary arts, or a related field with appropriate courses in dietetics, sanitation, nutrition, or food service management. Three or more years experience in large quantity food service production. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
Registered Dietitian status desirable. Certifications from the American Culinary Federation desirable. ServSafe certificate required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local guidelines related to food service, nutrition, food technology with the ability to provide oversight schedules in a large quantity cook-chill and assembly facility required. Thorough knowledge of large quantity food production, management, recipe / concept development and proper sanitation practices. Knowledge of and ability to apply work simplification techniques to achieve high productivity. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge and skills in data analysis. Ability to quickly learn the CPF equipment layout and design. Ability to develop and maintain a professional, trusting, and positive work relationship with all staff and vendors. Ability to maintain an energetic work environment and, through mentoring and coaching of the CPF staff, develop and maintain high functioning teams. Highly skilled in organizing a high profile facility with a demonstrated ability to manage the work and staff collaboratively and effectively in stressful work situations with time demands. Demonstrates ability to use standard office equipment and software, MS Office Suite, efficiently and effectively.