Food Service Coordinator

MARS Early Learning Academy Seattle, WA $21600.00 per year

Position Summary

The Food Service Coordinator supervises food preparation and serves meals and snacks to center children and staff. The Food Service Coordinator is responsible for maintenance, cleanliness, inventory and safety of kitchen

 Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees at MARS Early Learning Academy must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or be approved for a medical or religious exemption prior to being allowed to work.

- Competitive Pay- 401K (Employer Matching contribution)
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Referral Program
- Paid Time Off

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan menus in accordance with nutritional guidelines and food restrictions
  • Prepare, cook and deliver meals
  • Complying with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards; observing proper food preparation and handling techniques according to state licensing requirements
  • Storing food properly and safely by marking dates and items
  • Reporting necessary equipment repair and maintenance
  • Correctly preparing all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders; portioning food for serving
  • Attend all Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Trainings and Workshops
  • Attendance and Meal Count recording keeping
  • Experience and or knowledge of Income-Eligibility forms
  • Experience and or knowledge of submitting Monthly Reimbursement Claims
  • Experience with Meal Patterns and Meal Planning
  • Keeping Menu Records
  • Ability to provide training to key staff on CACFP duties and responsibilities annually
  • Order food and related supplies to ensure a well-stocked kitchen
  • Follow center polices, state and CACFP regulations
  • Planning food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved
  • Maintaining daily production/meal count records
  • Keeping work area neat and clean at all times; cleaning and maintaining equipment used in food preparation
  • Completing food temperature checks before service
  • Performing other work-related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • A high school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • 1 – 2 years of prior experience in related food service positions required
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening including TB Test
  • Moderate reading and writing skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures and basic computer skills
  • Have a Washington State Food Handler Permit.
  • Provide proof of Vaccination
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens certification
  • Basic math skills for measuring and portioning
  • Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills; cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment
  • Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less
  • Manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills



Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. Employee is regularly exposed to kitchen equipment (e.g., oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer, and chef's knives). Employee must be able to stand for long periods of time and move as the position requires



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


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