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Food Manager - School Year Position Fairville Friends School

  • Date Posted May 01, 2021
  • Location Chadds Ford, PA
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Fairville Friends School is a Quaker preschool through kindergarten. We are located on a campus that includes a charming 1900s farmhouse and renovated barn surrounded by almost three acres of fenced play yards, with additional open space featuring gardens, orchards, and a meadow in beautiful Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. We are committed to being a peaceful community of learners who seek spiritual and intellectual growth by fostering an appreciation of nature, celebrating diversity, and encouraging self-expression through the arts. The school embraces the Quaker vision of education through simplicity, kindness, respect for all living things, and a deep concern for the whole child. By allowing each child's Inner Light to shine, the school reflects the core belief of the Religious Society of Friends: that there is that of God in everyone.  Job description

Fairville Friends School seeks a warm and caring Food Manager to join our school community for the 2021-22 school year. Fairville Friends School is a Quaker preschool serving approximately 90 children on our beautiful rural campus. If you love children and enjoy nurturing them through food, this is a unique opportunity you won't want to miss! 

Fairville’s Food Program

Our food program nourishes children with a vegetarian diet and focus on whole, unprocessed and when available, organic foods. The food program not only promotes a healthy diet and expands their palate, but also allows students the opportunity to learn and practice table manners, mindfulness at mealtime, and how to conduct appropriate conversation for dining. Classes participate in cooking lessons with the Food Manager throughout the year. Children also participate in growing food in our school garden and take part in all aspects of the farm to table process by harvesting and consuming veggies they started from seed.

Position Responsibilities

The Food Manager is responsible for overseeing Fairville’s food program, including planning, purchasing, preparing, and serving two snacks and lunch each day to our students. The Food Manager also prepares a salad as lunch for our staff. Menus must follow the guidelines of Fairville’s vegetarian, whole foods and organic policies. The Food Manager cleans and maintains the kitchen and eating areas, including laundering kitchen towels and napkins. Our school is committed to environmentally-friendly practices and minimizing waste to the greatest extent possible. 

Food manager must be organized and capable of maintaining records of and adhering to children’s special food needs (i.e., food allergies and other health related issues). 

All staff participate fully in the life of the school, and assists as needs arise with special events including the fall picnic, Board/Staff Retreat, parent coffees, and our annual spring Fun Fair. The Food Manager needs to remain alert to classroom needs and be willing to step in if a child or teacher needs temporary, short-term assistance. 

Qualified candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, G.E.D. or high school diploma required

  • Valid Chester County Food Handler’s Certificate required

  • Excitement about cooking and baking wholesome vegetarian foods for children

  • Comfort with small amount of gardening and composting

  • Love of and ease with young children

Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $30,000.00 - $33,000.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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