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Food Services Supervisor

  • Supervisory

Salary range: 82

Reports to: Auxiliary Services Manager


Under direction, plan, organize, and supervise the activities of school cafeteria; assist in the preparation of meals; related work as required.

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the desirable education on the basis of one year of experience equals one year of education, up to a maximum of four years)
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy items
  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in quantity food preparation in a school, or equivalent experience in a large public or commercial establishment, two years of which must have been in a capacity similar to Food Services Assistant III in the Palo Alto Unified School District.
  • Prepare a weekly or monthly menu
  • Supervise and participate in the preparation, serving, and storage of food
  • Make work schedules and assign duties
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are available for the daily activities of the cafeteria
  • Prepare change for snack bar and cafeteria transactions
  • Estimate and requisition food quantities needed
  • Evaluate performance of cafeteria employees
  • Assist in selection and training of new employees
  • Consult with school principal and other officials regarding needs and conditions
  • Set standards of work efficiency
  • Keep necessary inventory and sales records
  • Prepare reports
  • Ensure that tools and equipment are properly cleaned, maintained, stored and secured
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Prepare weekly and in writing
  • Prepare weekly or monthly menus
  • Estimate food quantities and to requisition proper amounts for economical food service
  • Effectively train and supervise food service personnel
  • Compute food quantities required by weekly or monthly menu periods
  • Inventory food and supplies
  • Meet physical and/or mental requirements and demonstrate ability to withstand the stresses associated with the tasks outlined in this position description
  • Keep accurate and detailed records
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of menu preparation;
  • Principles and methods of quantity food preparation, merchandising, serving and storage;
  • Methods of computing food quantities required by weekly or monthly menus;
  • Care and use of standard cafeteria appliances;
  • Sanitation and safety procedures related to school cafeterias, particularly food preparation, serving, and storage, techniques of supervision and training;
  • Nutritional and operational requirements of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs and related federal and state regulations, including the evaluation of applications for free and reduced price meals for needy students.

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 regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

Lifting 30 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. Work environment includes working directly with students.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Revision Date: 04/08/2015

Initial date: 03/01/1974

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.