Food Service Manager (FT), Taylor County Schools, Campbellsville KY

Taylor County Primary School in Campbellsville, KY is hiring for a Full-time Food Service Manager.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Food Service; Principal

LENGTH OF WORK YEAR: 181 days (may vary according to position)

DIVISION: Food Service


Any combination equivalent to:   high school diploma, G.E.D. Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as required by Kentucky law and three years experience in food service operations.


Must complete training course for certification of beginning school food service personnel as prescribed in 702 KAR 6:045.


Manage and coordinate the day-to-day food service operations of an assigned school site; assure compliance with District, State and federal requirements and laws regarding nutrition, sanitation, safety and record-keeping; select, assign, schedule, supervise, direct and evaluate assigned food service personnel.


Food Service Manager I incumbents manage and coordinate the day-to-day food service operations in an assigned school site.  Food Service Manager II incumbents manage and coordinate the food service operations and activities of a central kitchen.  Incumbents also plan and organize food service transporting activities to District sites.  Food Service Manager III incumbents plan, coordinate, manage and oversee a complex food services program.


  • Manage, coordinate and oversee the day-to-day food service operations at an assigned school site; analyze effectiveness, assure compliance with District, State and federal laws, regulations and safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Prepare menus, assuring compliance with regulations and requirements; estimate and order amount of food and supplies needed; monitor and control expenditures; maintain assigned budget.
  • Select food service employees; direct, assign, schedule and evaluate food service personnel; conduct training sessions for new employees.
  • Inspect lunchroom and kitchen area daily to assure compliance with health, safety and sanitation requirements and regulations.
  • Plan work schedules and coordinate daily work for efficient use of labor; receive calls from employees and call substitutes as necessary.
  • Train and assist employees in the proper handling of foods, correct use and care of equipment and in maintaining high standards of sanitation and safety.
  • Maintain, prepare and review a variety of menu production records, inventories, logs and reports; accumulate data and input information into a computer as appropriate and file documents as necessary.
  • Supervise and participate in food preparation and distribution to District students and staff; plan for catered events such as meetings, activities and parties; plan and coordinate food service operations with school activities to improve school and community relations and increase student participation.



  • Meal production planning and scheduling.
  • Applicable District, federal and State laws, rules and regulations related to food service.
  • Quantity food preparation and food merchandising.
  • Nutrition, sanitation and operation regulations and requirements.
  • Use and care of institutional equipment and utensils.
  • Procedures used in ordering, receiving, storing and inventorying food and supplies.
  • Health and safety rules and regulations pertaining to food establishments, including sanitation and maintenance regulations.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Record keeping techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Oral and written communications skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Inventory methods and practices.


  • Manage and coordinate the day-to-day food service operation at an assigned school site.
  • Assure compliance with District, State and federal requirements.
  • Plan well-balanced, nutritional and appetizing menus within a fixed budget.
  • Train others in the preparation and serving of food in large quantities.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Schedule, supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Operate a computer terminal as required.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently with little direction.


  • Be clean, neat and professionally dressed
  • Be consistently responsible- maintaining regular punctual attendance and timely completion of assigned duties, working assigned contract and extended days and using sick, personal, and emergency leave appropriately.
  • Maintain professional interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy, and cooperative effective relationships with others consistently displaying self-control, honesty, and credibility with parents, students, visitors and school personnel.
  • Act as a district liaison demonstrating positive behavior, interest and concern toward the programs, purposes, goals and efficient operation of the Taylor County Public Schools.
  • Follow the procurement guidelines and purchase order process.
  • Disseminate information/resources in areas of responsibilities.
  • Maintain proper care and safe use of district equipment and property.
  • Participate in required professional development and trainings as assigned or approved for professional job growth, to remain abreast of program requirements/responsibilities and to improve student educational services.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of all school records.
  • Is familiar with and incorporates the use of technology as job responsibilities require.
  • Adheres with federal, state and district program guidelines, policies, procedures and laws.
  • Adheres to the State Professional Code of Ethics.
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor or superintendent.

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