cook,unit manager (Former Employee), Kent – August 29, 2012
Pros: the holidays
Cons: unsupportive management, serious lack of training
working within a school with children and staff is very rewarding,meals are freshly prepared and cooked everyday,the menu is not always popular with young children which is often ignored by management,kitchen staff as a rule are very good and hardworking but there is a serious lack of training and support for the cooks,the hardest part of the job as – more... a cook is getting the management to listen to any feed back,the best part of the job are the children – less
Your first responsibility is to prepare and prep for lunch meals. After preparing meals I would have to count my drawer to begin cashiering for student lunches. The day ends by counting drawer and cleaning kitchen. I learned cashering (adding to my experience with cashiering in retail) Management was ok The hardest part of the job was lifting heavy – more... boxes from the trucks into the kitchen. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the kids. – less
FOOD SERVICE AIDE (Current Employee), Willingboro, NJ – August 3, 2013
Pros: free meals
Cons: short breaks
my typical day at work starts with me preparing the food for the kids for lunch, I learned that my job is very important not to only me but to my kids in the school we prepare lunch for at least 400 students a day,. Management is very well put together they are there when we call on them if a problem should happen ex (if we should run out of food they – more... would send the food over for the children. My co-workers are great we are a team we make sure that things run smooth though out the day, the hardest part of the job is dealing person drama at work, the most enjoyable part of the job is see the kids face light up after coming though the line for there lunch – less
Bristol Plymouth Lead Cook (Current Employee), Taunton, MA – July 31, 2013
A well organized work place with a strong support team. It has a team work atmosphere, with a great crew. We put a diverse menu together daily on a tight time schedule. The best part of the day is seeing the students enjoy their lunch.
Cafeteria Manager (Former Employee), Florence, CO – July 27, 2013
Pros: working with children
My typical day was easy going. I was required once a year to take a course in Sexual Harassment in the Work Place. Which was very informative. The kitchen staff got along very well. I felt there was nothing hard about my job and I enjoyed every aspect of the job.
Lead cook and catering chef (Former Employee), Clarksville, TN – July 17, 2013
Pros: learning experience
A good enviroment to learn but a negative one to grow. Never have i worked in such a negative work enviroment. I hardly worked with the other employees because i was the catering cook i only came in contact with the Executive Chef who constantly harassed and ridiculed me without reason. The most enjoyable part of my job was learning and growing in the – more... catering side of the culinary arts. – less
Cashier/Cook (Former Employee), Hays, KS – July 12, 2013
Pros: ability to work with you.
Cons: advancement opportunities.
The hours worked great for students that are trying to balance a full time class schedule and hold a full time job on top of that. Excellent staff to work with and willing to work with your personal schedule.
Team Leader (Current Employee), Crawley, ENG – July 8, 2013
Pros: happy childrens faces
Cons: hot kitchen
I work in a primary school and a typical day starts with food preparation and paperwork. I work alongside a colleague who has become a good friend whilst working together. We work very well as a team and complete our tasks quick and efficiently. The school staff are very friendly and always approachable. The hardest part of my job would be having to – more... work in a hot kitchen on a lovely summers day but the most enjoyable part of my job would be the comments and feedback that is received both from the pupils and staff. It is quite heart warming to receive a comment from a reception child that "you make really lovely food, I can't wait until tomorrow". – less
The cool thing about this job is that you are alwas moving around. Ver rarel do you get stuck in one area or behind a cash register. We spend a lot of time outside, walkin and driving. As a catering attendant you have a lot of freedom but we also work very hard. We do a lot of heavy lifting, you really don't need a gym membership with this job.
This – more... job teaches creativity and allows you to run wild in your imagination. We find new and efficiant ways to set or events everday.
The management is fenomenal! Both the managers that oversee the catering department really care about you as an individual. They care about whether or not you are sick or if you are fighting with your boyfriend. Bullying is NOT tollerated and the management team makes themselves readily available if you need to talk or vent.
I will admit honestly that most of the caterers are difficult at first. It is no secret that we are not a welcoming bunch of people. We expect a new person to prove themselves in a sense before they are accepted.
The hardest part of the job is probably to heavy lifting. The job is very demanding on your physical being. Your legs and arms and back will be killing you but you get used to it. We pull heavy carts or lift them into vans, in rain, blistering sun and freezing weather. The earliest I have been scheduled to come in is 5 am this is a regular occurance. The latest I have stayed was 3 am but I was asked before scheduled for a shift like that.
The best part of this job is the freedom. There is rarely someone standing over you telling you what to do. We come in to work, do what we are supposed to do and we leave. No one ells us when to eat lunch or when to clock out and go home. If you need to stay late to finish what you were doing, then do it. We run on a perfectly timed schedule which is great. The entire da is (usually) scheduled out perfectly. Sometimes we are so busy we don't get a break but then again we are so busy we aren't hungry either. After a while you fall into a rhythm that works for you and the jobs just becomes easy and laid back. – less