Food Service Worker

Horizon Montessori Public Schools

job description



The job of Kitchen/Food Server Worker will provide support to the food service activities at assigned location with specific responsibilities for preparing and serving food items to students and/or school personnel and maintaining food service facilities in a safe and sanitary condition.



High School Diploma or GED preferred.


Other Skills and Abilities:


            SKILLS are required to perform single tasks using existing skills. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; quality cooking; operating equipment such as telephones; and operating equipment found in a commercial kitchen.

            KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety and sanitation practices and procedures; and quantity food preparation and handling.

            ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using standardize methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with specific, job-related data; and utilize job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: working as part of a team; speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; handle a variety of items, kitchen and office equipment; and working with interruptions.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or advising others; operating within a defined budget.


Major Responsibilities and Duties:


  1. Attends in service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.

  2. Cleans linens, utensils, equipment, and storage, food preparation and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining required sanitary conditions.

  3. Evaluates prepared food for flavor, appearance, and temperature for the purpose of providing items that will be accepted by students and staff.

  4. Inspects food items and/or supplies for the purpose of verifying quantity, quality and specifications of orders and/or complying with mandated health standards

  5. Inventories food, condiments and supplies for the purpose of ensuring availability of items required for meeting projected menu requirements.

  6. Maintains equipment, storage, food preparation and serving areas in a sanitary condition for the purpose of complying with current health standards.

  7. Maintains records and reports (e.g. counting and recording the amount of leftovers, number of opened cans, student lunch balances, collection and reconciliation money, informing students of their lunch balances, etc.) for the purpose of keeping an accurate record of food used and student accounts.

  8. Merchandises food and beverage items for the purpose of serving them to students and staff in an efficient manner.

  9. Monitors kitchen and cafeteria areas (e.g. proper charging procedures for items taken, employee safety, working procedures, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a safe and sanitary working environment.

  10. Assists with the preparation, cooking, and serving of food (e.g. regular food items, special diets, students with allergies, etc.) for the purpose of providing students and staff with food of high nutritious quality as well as meeting individual needs.

  11. Performs functions of other nutritional service positions as requested by manager (e.g. cashiering, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring adequate staff coverage within site nutritional services operations.

  12. Prepares food and beverage items according to standardized recipes and established food preparation procedures (e.g. regular food items, deli sandwiches, baked good, etc.) for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional and projected meal requirements.

  13. Receives food items and/or supplies and places them in designated areas utilizing temperature requirements and food spoilage guidelines for the purpose of ensuring availability of items required for meeting projected menu requirements.

  14. Reports needing supplies and equipment malfunctions for the purpose of notifying cafeteria manager of needed items and repair and/or replacement.

  15. Serves the appropriate number of food items for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and school personnel.

  16. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.


Other Functions

  1. Performs other duties as assigned to assist the school district with its day to day operations.


Supervisory Responsibilities:




Equipment Used:


Copier, computer, fax machine and telephone. Overall kitchen equipment and supplies. 


Working Conditions:


The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: working in a hot environment, lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 50% walking, and 45% standing.










STET/HMPS considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

contact information

business: Horizon Montessori Public Schools
contact: Jenilee Farias
address: 2319 N Grand Blvd
Pearland, TX 77581
phone: 956-969-3092 (Call Now)

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