Kitchen Manager

Career Opportunities

Build a better career – and a healthier community.

Join the SFE team today to pursue a rewarding career feeding future generations.

At SFE, we’re all about helping students reach their highest potential through delicious, fresh-from-scratch meals and unmatched menu variety. And when you join us, you can reach your full potential too. We offer rewarding careers in a wide range of functional areas, including culinary, operations, nutrition, regulatory, sales, accounting, finance and more. We’re growing fast through a revolutionary approach to offering fresh-from-scratch cooking for K-12 students. Now we need teammates who share our passion and are ready to grow with us. 

Not ready to take the assessment just yet? Ask us any questions you have here!

open position:

Kitchen manager at a school near you

If you would take pride in helping to keep children of the community nourished and healthy while at school, you may be the perfect candidate for our Kitchen Manager position. Enjoy a Monday-Friday schedule, competitive pay and benefits for the work you do – including not having to work on weekends, nights or holidays.

Kitchen Managers are directly responsible for all kitchen functions including food ordering, preparation, and maintenance of quality standards; sanitation and cleanliness; training of employees in methods of cooking, preparation, portion and cost control, sanitation, and cleanliness.

Ready to see if you’re a fit for this position? Take our online assessment. If we think you will succeed in the position, we’ll schedule a follow-up interview.

During this assessment you will experience a realistic job preview that will show you exactly what it is like to be a part of our team. This will include videos that you will need to watch, listen to and answer questions about. The assessment will take between 15-20 minutes to complete. You will be able to save your progress and come back to complete the assessment at any time. No documents such as a resume or cover letter are needed.

Not ready to take the assessment just yet? Ask us any questions you have here!



Manage all kitchen staff and work assignments and labor allocation
Manage inventory levels and usage on a weekly basis
Supervise food preparation procedures and cooking and presentation and food temperature
Establish appropriate portion sizes for the type of meals being served and ensure staff adherence
Schedule kitchen staff shifts and adjust to meet business needs
Order food supplies and kitchen equipment as needed
Train kitchen staff on preparation procedures and food plating and presentation techniques
Keep and review weekly and monthly food and labor cost reports and review with manager
Maintain sanitation and safety standards in the kitchen
Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to SFE recipes, production records, cooking and serving standards
Provide orientation of kitchen rules, policies and procedures and oversee training of new kitchen employees
Fill in where needed to ensure customer service standards and efficient operations
Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition through personal inspection. Report equipment that needs repair as per SFE and district policies and procedures
Control cash and other receipts by adhering to cash-handling and reconciliation procedures in accordance with SFE and the district policies and procedures
Oversee and ensure that SFE policies on employee performance appraisals are followed and completed on a timely basis
Responsible for maintaining appropriate cleaning schedules for kitchen floors, mats, walls, hoods, other equipment, and food storage areas


Basic Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent
At least 1 year of experience as a kitchen manager
Minimum of 2 years of experience in varied kitchen positions including food preparation, serving and customer service
Hands-on experience with planning menus and ordering ingredients
Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and safety regulations
Ability to manage a team in a fast-paced work environment
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Conflict management abilities with customers, staff, and vendors
Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally with other managers, directors, administrators, students, and parents
Must have basic knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Gender / Minority / Veterans / Disabled) and participate with the federal E-Verify Employment Eligibility Program.

About Us

Our vision is a world where all children look forward to eating at school—and are fully nourished to reach their highest potential.

Guarantee: We stand behind our pledge to increase K-12 program participation and revenues because we have learned our fresh-from-scratch approach to fueling healthy, happy students also consistently fuels program financial success for your district.