Post Date:  Feb 17, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.


Job Title: Candidate Pool (SY 2023-2024), Food Service Coordinator, Senior  and Requisition ID number: 100352

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  Culinary & Wellness Services (CWS) (10000079) 

Site:  Citywide School Support (0002) 

FTE 1.000; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full-time

Union:  Food Service(27) 

Functional Area:  Food Service 

A resume and cover letter are mandatory to apply for any position.




Under general supervision, coordinates and leads kitchen operations and staff in sites with on-site preparation of multiple daily menu offerings (typically in a high school setting); verifies that all the food service duties and tasks are completed in compliance with state and Federal regulations, Child Nutrition Program quality standards, and MPS policies; estimates the number of meals per day, and verifies that students are properly fed; oversees student financial accounts.


* Coordinates and directs operations of the Child Nutrition Program in MPS school kitchens; provides leadership to staff, and manages accounting and program compliance functions.

* Verifies regulatory compliance; monitors operations, evaluates operational efficiency, inspects cleanliness of work areas, and resolves operational issues; verifies compliance with HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) plans.

* Orders and receives food and supplies, checking equipment for proper functioning, accounting for funds, and managing inventory.

* Conducts training on safety and sanitation procedures, equipment use and safety, computer systems, food orders, personnel issues, and payroll procedures; evaluates staff functions, and reports performance and disciplinary issues to appropriate supervisor.

* Maintains operational records, including production and purchasing; processes Free and Reduced Meal applications; verifies staff and student accounts are current with daily deposits; balances accounts, and deposits all cash and checks as scheduled.

Knowledge of

* Federal, state and local codes and regulations governing food handling and public nutrition services.

* Safety and sanitation practices and methods for food preparation, distribution and storage.

* Principles of record keeping and records management and food inventory controls.

* Customer service and public relations methods and practices, and effective working relationships with co-workers.

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND three years of experience coordinating and managing food service operations in an institutional setting.


Valid State Food Handler's permit, and Minnesota School Nutrition Association - Level 3 certification are required.


Work is performed in a commercial food service and kitchen work environment; frequent lifting, carrying, and moving up to 50 pound containers of food preparation materials and equipment.



Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Culinary & Wellness Services (CWS) (10000079) | Citywide School Support (0002) | Food Service 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis