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K8 Kitchen Helper/Server

La Scuola is seeking an experienced, passionate and skilled Kitchen Helper/Server to manage lunch and snack service at our elementary school campus in Hayes Valley.

The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, the ability to handle multiple tasks at once, strong communication skills and precision in making online orders, sound judgment and the ability to get along with all staff, students and parents.

A genuine affinity towards children is a must!


Essential Functions

 Serve delivered meals to 90 children and staff daily and prepare snacks for 50 students

 Sanitation of food service areas and culinary equipment, as well as safe food handling practices - ServSafe Certification is required (La Scuola will provide if necessary)

 Take care of the receiving, stock, rotation and inventory of products (food and janitorial supplies) and regulatory compliance

 Take care of the receiving, stock, rotation and inventory of products (food and janitorial supplies) and regulatory compliance

Load and unload dishwasher

Ensure all special dietary needs are met and prepare special meals as needed/directed

  Maintain organized storage areas for both dry and frozen stores

Compliance with all record keeping, food safety and risk management requirements are essential

 Prepare food for special teaching projects

  Set up, serve and clean up catering service for special events - some attendance during evening hours may be required


Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED accepted

 A current ServSafe® certificate (food services sanitation certificate)

Two years working in the food service industry or job-related experience including food preparation


Job Requirements

Enjoy working with children

Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English (knowledge of Italian is highly desired)

Great verbal skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills

Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the La Suola community

Excellent attendance and punctuality

Problem solving, creativity and excellent multitasking skills

Strong team player

Computer-literate and able to make online orders

Thrive in a diverse, multi-cultural environment, and always ready to be of assistance to students, parents, staff and visitors

Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Able to accept and follow guidance, supervision and instructions

Must meet all the health and safety regulations, including gloves, hair restraints and proper slip resistant shoes

Able to stand and walk all day, ability to reach, bend, stoop and wipe. Able to lift up at least 50 lbs

Must be able to work in a noisy and crowded environment


Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in United States. In addition, the final candidate will need to pass Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance, a physical exam, and provide recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.

This position is full-time at approximately 30 hours per week; general working hours are 9am - 3pm Monday through Friday. This position will begin immediately.

Compensation: $17.50 per hour. Medical, Dental, Vision and Commuter Benefits available. The school also offers life insurance, long term disability, warm lunch and fringe benefits, such as sick leave, PTO and paid holidays.


To be considered for the position, please send a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references. Click here to apply!