Brenham Independent School District - Job Description

Job Title/Position:

Child Nutrition Specialist


BHS (9th - 12th)

BJHS (7th - 8th)

BMS (5th - 6th)


(PK - 4th)

Duty Days and Pay Grade:

187 Days         

MT1 - Pay Grade

Reports toy:

Child Nutrition Manager



Date Revised:

January 30, 2017

Primary Purpose:

  • Prepare and serve appropriate quantities of food to meet menu requirements
  • Maintain high standards of quality in food production, sanitation, and safety practices


Minimum Education: High School diploma or GED preferred          Certification: Texas Food Handler

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to speak well with students, staff, parents, and the general public
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, memos, and recipes
  • Ability to understand food preparation and safety instructions
  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment and food production procedures
  • Ability to operate large and small kitchen equipment and tools including electric slicer, mixer, pressure steamer, sharp cutting tools, oven, dishwasher, and food and utility cart
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic operations

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

     Food Preparation and Serving

  1. Prepare quality food according to a planned menu of tested, uniform recipes
  2. Serve food according to meal schedules, departmental policies, and procedures
  3. Practice and promote portion control and proper use of leftovers
  4. Store and handle food menu items and supplies safely and according to established procedures
  5. Maintain a clean and organized storage and work area

    Safety and Sanitation

      6.    Operate tools and equipment according to prescribed safety standards

      7.    Follow established procedures to meet high standards of cleanliness, health, and safety

      8.    Keep garbage collection containers and areas neat and sanitary

      9.    Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to manager immediately

     10.   Maintain personal appearance and hygiene


     11.   Handle and record cashier functions accurately

     12.   Help record food requisitions and order necessary supplies

     13.   Maintain daily food preparations records

     14.   Promote teamwork and interaction with fellow staff members

     15.   Complete annual continuing education reqiurements

     16.   Perform related duties as assigned

Equipment Used:

  • Use large and small kitchen equipment to include but not limited to large mixer, pressure steamer, braiser, steam jacketed kettles, refrigerated equipment, warmers, convection ovens, impinger ovens, dishwasher, electric slicer, sharp cutting tools, cutting board, scales, food and utility carts, mops and brooms
  • Desktop computer (windows based), computerized point of sale work station, and 10-key calculator

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands:  Continual  standing and walking; pushing and pulling, moderate lifting and carrying (10-45 pounds); reaching, overhead reaching, stooping, bending, twisting, kneeling and squatting most of the day

Environmental Factors:

  • Moderate exposure to extreme hot and/or cold temperatures, moisture, excessive humidity, wet floors, and noise from equipment
  • Working around machinery with moving parts
  • Work with hands in water
  • Work on slippery surfaces

Other Information:  Child Nutrition Director has the right to add or change these duties at any time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties assigned or skills required.  The district shall not fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Nor shall the district limit, segregate, or classify its employees or applicants for employment in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status as an employee because of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin.