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Menu Planning Coordinator Dallas ISD

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Dallas ISD

Reports To:

Menu Supervisor


Minimum Salary: 54,212.00 Median Salary: 66,114

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Purpose / Job Description:

Plans and develops new and ongoing vibrant school menus for Dallas ISD.

Responsibilities / Duties:

1.Design and develop menus for all schools in the district.
2.Develops therapeutic and allergen sensitivity menus for students with special dietary needs.
3.Assists with the development of special diet procedures and collaborates with school healthcare professionals, parents, and district personnel regarding special dietary student needs.
4.Assists with recipe development, taste testing of new recipes in the department kitchen, at schools and other events.
5.Monitors, and evaluates nutrient analysis to assure compliance with the National School Lunch and Child and Adult Care Food Program standards.
6.Conducts multiple taste tests and student surveys to gain feedback and student acceptability for future menus.
7.Develops and programs menus, recipes and templates in various computer software programs.
8.Programs food item nutrition information and allergen information in various computer software programs.
9.Provides technical assistance for any menu planning related questions that come from the school cafeterias.
10.Assists with training cafeteria staff on the implementation of the menu and appropriate food substitutions.
11.Assist with employee training of new hires and temporary staff assigned to assist with menu planning.
12.Assists with various projects in other areas of the department to develop, establish, and evaluate new menu and food concepts.
13.Meets with student organizations and assists in developing student meal surveys for acceptability and utilizing results for future menus.
14.Interacts regularly and professionally with operation specialists, cafeteria supervisors and campus administration.
15.Creates and collaborates in implementation of districtwide promotion in efforts to increase meal participation.
16.Collaborates on menu marketing materials.
17.Performs all others tasks and duties as assigned.
18.All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate.

Working Conditions:

While performing these duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is routinely required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or exert force of up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to communicate verbally and electronically is required.

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Amy Austin

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