District Chef
Job Details
Full Time
Summary of Position:

The district chef supervises a district within the school systems and provides a friendly, responsive service in a clean and safe environment for all of our customers to enjoy. He or She creates monthly menus that are nutritionally sound, cost-effective and appealing to students, staff, and parents. He or She conducts ongoing training with kitchen staff in food safety, food cost, cooking technique, and food presentation. The district chief would be responsible for managing the catering program. 


  • Prepare and cook food as per recipes, production records
  • Create new recipes using commodities and purchased products
  • Conduct taste testing’s with customers for new products and recipes
  • Conduct roving chef demonstrations
  • Create a student menu’s that are cost-effective, appealing and nutritionally balanced
  • Input menus into the nutritional analysis program
  • Place food and supply orders that meet the needs of each school while maintaining cost control measures
  • Conduct training with cooks in food safety, HACCP, food cost, cooking technique, and food presentation
  • Work with the Cafeteria Manager to ensure quality workmanship
  • Follow all local and SFE health regulations
  • Supervision and evaluation of subordinate employees
  • Submit reports as directed and in compliance with deadlines
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree with an academic major in areas including food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or a related field preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience of food and beverage in front of the house operations
  • Prior school food service experience desired
  • Experience with restaurant/cafeteria budgeting/food costs required
  • Food Safety standards experience required
  • Must possess a food handler’s card within two (2) weeks of hire, if applicable
  • Clear/Professional communication skills required
  • Basic computer skills required including Microsoft Suite
  • Positive and energetic personalities are appreciated

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand English and/or dominate language at the school
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours)
  • Be physically able to lift, reach, bend and stoop frequently lift up to 50 pounds
  • Be able to safely lift and easily maneuver cases of food frequently weighing from 25 to 40 pounds

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled) and participate with the federal E-Verify Employment Eligibility Program.