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Kitchen Manager (Aurora)

Posted: 03/14/2021

Colorado Early Colleges Mission Statement: All students, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career. No exceptions. No excuses.

Kitchen Manager

Salary: $22.00 an hour
Exempt: Yes
Full-time: Yes
Supervisor’s Title: Executive Food Service Director
Location: Aurora
Start date: As soon as possible for remainder of school year and some summer days **no evenings or weekend hours**


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • PERA
  • Aflac Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
Summary: The Kitchen Manager supervises and coordinates food services to ensure proper nutrition and safeguard the health of students, staff and visitors and maintain requirements of USDA child nutrition program. The Kitchen Manager encompasses passion for working in kitchens that make from scratch meals that operate with the National School Lunch Program, to accomplish these tasks the Kitchen Manager must work closely with the staff and administration.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    
  • Completes all duties and responsibilities of the kitchen manager while participating in preparation, serving, cashiering, and sanitation tasks
  • Supervision and training of 1 to 2 employees
  • Management of inventory
  • Understands and follows all department revenue handling procedures
  • Oversees delegation of assignments and follow up to ensure all work is completed timely and efficiently to meet labor budget
  • Submits all food and non-food orders, payroll, attendance, production sheets, inventory, maintenance, and equipment request correctly and timely
  • Understands and follows all HACCP mandates
  • Can cook scratch meals and create quality assurance with all standardized recipes
  • Coordinates promotions to increase meal participation
  • Notifies Executive Director of Nutrition of any personal issues and keeps these issues confidential
  • Stays current with all district and department communication including voicemail and email. Attends manager meetings as directed. Shares all information with kitchen staff in a timely manner.
  • Ensures all staff is trained as directed
  • Participates in all required meetings, trainings, and development
  • Carries out all tasks and directives given by Executive Director of Nutrition Services
  • Other tasks as assigned
Education and Experience:   
  • High School or GED Certificate preferred
  • 1-2 years of food management experience in a food production operation or commercial kitchen preferred
  • Must hold/obtain a valid/current food handler’s permit
  • Ability to maintain accurate records/reports
  • Ability to relate well to students and staff
  • Attendance and punctuality are important

Job Qualifications:
  • Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer experience with Outlook, Work, and Excel preferred
  • Applicants must preferably be proficient in the English language with the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to successfully individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Lifting up to 20 pounds
  • Requires repetitive bending, reaching, pulling
  • Moderate physical effort (must be able to lift up to 45 pounds)
  • Prolonged standing/walking
  • Eye/hand coordination for register and computer operation
  • Visual concentration on equipment
  • Noisy environment
  • Temperature variations    
  • Second interview will be at our Fort Collins location
  • Some training will be at our Fort Collins location
  • Some travel between locations may be required
Conditions of Employment
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon a successful background and references check
  • Position is exempt from overtime and will require work outside of normal office hours
  • Selected applicant is an employee at will
  • Selected applicant must comply with the Colorado State Board of Education’s Drug-Free Workplace policy
  • As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant must verify, within 72 hours of employment, his/her legal right to be employed in the United States
Colorado Early Colleges is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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