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St Andrews Head Start Center
1400 St. Andrews Road
United States of America
Food Service



To serve and supervise the serving of breakfast, lunch and snacks to preschool children by preparing food according to approved cycle menus, following guidelines and regulations established by Child Care Food Program, Head Start, DHEC and SC Day Care License.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

1. Ensure adherence to Child Care Food Program guidelines, Head Start Performance guidelines, DHEC and SC Day Care License regulations.

2. Plan and maintain kitchen inventory for food and nonfood. Prepare food and non food orders needed to prepare meals according to menus.

3. Ensure kitchen staff follows approved menus and that classrooms are provided with items and food for modified family-style service. Ensure all diet restrictions are followed as food is prepared.

4. Receive stock and help employees check orders against invoices and food orders.  Ensure First In First Out (FIFO) stocking method is used.

5. Maintain appropriate accounting and administrative documentation, such as meal count records, kitchen inventory, food orders and vehicle logs. Monitor milk inventories daily and monthly.

6. Ensure temperatures of refrigerators, freezers and milk coolers are taken early morning and posted; stoves, and appliances are turned off and equipment is working correctly.  Lock and secure kitchen at end of day.

7. Requisition kitchen supplies as needed.

8. Develop work schedules for staff to ensure food preparation schedules are followed and that each worker is cross trained Ensure that all workers complete on-going sanitation and education in child care food program regulations and attend all in- service training. 

9. Develop cleaning schedules for kitchens and transportation vehicles.

10. Maintain the satellite kitchen according to standards.

10. Perform other related work and acquire related job skills as required by management.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma or Equivalent. Minimum two years experience in quantity food service; one year experience in Child Care Facility preferred; minimum one year experience in supervision preferred. Valid driver’s license.