Seeking Food Services Director

Posted on June 29, 2021 in: General News

Seeking Food Services Director

Food Services Director for St. Stephen's Catholic School.

St. Stephen’s Catholic School is looking for an organized, experienced Food Services Director to manage the school’s hot lunch program. This is a full-time 10-month position

Position Responsibilities

The Hot Lunch Food Services Director position is to provide food service for the Pre-K through 8th-grade school program which includes creating, planning, and developing nutritional, economical, and attractive hot lunch meals for the school.

  • Promote St. Stephen’s hot lunch program to encourage maximum participation
  • Possess the Managers Serve Safe License from the State of Minnesota
  • Maintain a sanitary kitchen including appropriate food handling procedures, food storage, and cleanliness
  • Manage and procure food ordering and supplies
  • Food preparation, serving, and cleanup
  • Management and supervision of school kitchen staff
  • Compile daily reports as required
  • Manage waste reduction efforts
  • Ability to learn the school hot lunch data management program
  • Maintain knowledge of school events, activities, and schedules pertaining to the lunch program
  • Comply with state and federal rules and regulations
  • Participate in the reimbursement program for free and reduced lunch prices and the commodity programs
  • Manage hot lunch budget, which includes ongoing analysis of income and expense controls
  • Meet with Principal regularly on budget and department management

Daily Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve food
  • Determine quantity and order food as needed
  • Supervise, direct and participate in kitchen clean up
  • Schedule staff to meet job expectations
  • Compile daily and monthly hot lunch records
  • Complete reports as required for federal disbursement and commodity programs
  • Create monthly menus for distribution and publication
  • Promote nutrition, health, and wellness information in school communications

Financial Responsibilities

  • Manage timekeeping and payroll costs of the kitchen staff
  • Manage budgeted revenue and expenses for hot lunch program
  • Order food inventory
  • Complete annual inventory of food and supplies each spring

Professional Responsibilities

  • Maintain respectful relationships with students, parents, and staff
  • Attend periodic training, workshops, and meetings as required
  • Maintain confidentiality in financial matters, student information, and other aspects related to the hot lunch program

Other Responsibilities

Includes other responsibilities identified as needed by the employee and approved and/or assigned by the supervisor. The responsibilities listed above are representative responsibilities intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the staff member assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities required of the position. Assigned responsibilities may change, as the school needs change. Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their public behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese, such that it can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal.


  • Competence in food ordering and preparation
  • Supervisory skills
  • Education and training: High School diploma or equivalency and experience in the foodservice industry

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend throughout the workday
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Lynne Orlando, Parish Administrator, with a cover letter and resume attached. 

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