PAVE Schools

  • School Cafeteria Worker (Full Time)

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    PAVE Schools, Inc. (PAVE) prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the organization’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character. PAVE supports the establishment and operation of:


    • PAVE Red Hook, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 2018 – 2019, PAVE Red Hook will educate 490 Kindergarten – 8th grade scholars.
    • PAVE Southeast, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Raleigh, NC.  In 2018-2019 PAVE Southeast will educate 400 Kindergarten – 4th grade scholars.


    PAVE Southeast Raleigh seeks a School Cafeteria Worker who is ServSafe certified to work in our school cafeteria serving breakfast, lunch, and snack to elementary students, as well as other food service duties. The School Cafeteria Worker will work on a full-time schedule, from 6:00AM to 2:00PM Monday through Friday when school is in session. Hours may vary based on needs. The School Cafeteria Worker will report directly to the Cafeteria Manager.


    Our Core Values

    Perseverance: We believe that reflection and refinement is key towards continuously growing and improving. We give and receive direct feedback and hold each other accountable.  We are solutions minded, positive and allow ourselves to be vulnerable as we persevere to get better.


    Achievement: We set ambitious goals and work relentlessly to attain them. We understand the key to student academic growth is great teaching; we obsess over the art and science of teaching timeless content well. We use data to drive all our decisions and measure our success.


    Vibrance: We share gratitude with our colleagues, students and families. We recognize that complaining saps our collective strength and remain optimistic in the face of challenges. We focus on the joy of our practice and recognize the accomplishments of others. We believe that good humor and generosity of spirit are key to a positive culture.


    Excellent Character: We always assume the best and take concerns to the source. We maintain emotional constancy and disciplined language in all situations. We treat all in our community with honesty


    Food Service Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Typical tasks: maintain adequate supplies of servingware and napkins on the serving line
    • Set up and refill condiments, dispensers, and food pans
    • Portion food items for trays according to required serving sizes
    • Set-up and break-down of serving line
    • Alert supervisors of items that are low on stock
    • Put away/throw out food and food service supplies
    • Check supplies or food products delivered by supplier to be sure they meet the type, quantity, and quality
    • Ensure that special catered menu are ready for distribution at prearranged times
    • Prepare sack lunches, snacks, and other special requests as needed
    • Clean sinks, counters, and serving area
    • Sweep and mop floors; wipe spills; collect and removes trash; replace trash can liners;
    • Wash pans for return to caterer
    • Participate in HACCP required trainings
    • Adhere to all food handling procedures according to local health department and all other regulatory standards as required
    • May also perform other duties as assigned


    • ServSafe certification required
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred
    • At least one year experience serving in a school cafeteria or in food service preferred
    • Customer service experience preferred
    • Knowledge of cleaning and sanitation methods used in a food service environment
    • Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying
    • Special Physical Requirements:
      • Ability to safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds
      • Ability to stand and walk on concrete and tile floors for long periods of time
      • Ability to withstand a wide range of temperatures
      • Ability to work in refrigerated areas


    PAVE Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


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