Food Service Associate Substitute

Community Action Opportunities - Asheville, NC4.7


Community Action Opportunities

Asheville, NC

Food Service Associate Substitute

We are a high-performing, non-profit Community Action Agency seeking an individual to fill a temporary full-time food services associate position in a high quality head start program.

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Plan meals according to estab11.24lished menus; order food and other supplies and maintain proper inventory of items; shop and purchase food items for the Head Start program.
  • Prepare a complete meal by choosing the proper amounts of food for preparation, start the cooking process, season, observe while cooking, remove when ready and place food in warming devices.
  • Prepare serving portions and special dietary servings according to specific guidelines.
  • Clean or ensure proper cleanliness and sanitation of dishes, food preparation equipment and supplies, ovens, refrigerators, and other kitchen equipment and supplies.
  • Incorporate initiative, sound judgment and the Agency’s Values – Teamwork, Communication, Quality and Respect into daily work


  • High School Diploma
  • Considerable Experience in food preparation in large quantities, including some lead food service worker responsibilities
  • Considerable knowledge of nutritional, portion and sterilization requirements and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of kitchen hazards, commercial kitchen cleaning and sterilization requirements and related safety precautions.
  • Considerable knowledge of methods of preparation and cooking of food in quantity
  • Considerable knowledge of the use and adaptabilities of various pieces of cooking equipment used in commercial or institutional kitchens.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable

Additional Requirements:

Must have valid NC Driver License

Must pass pre-employment background and drug screens

Must be able to obtain a NC ServSafe food handler certification

Bi-Lingual in Spanish is a plus

Hourly Rate of Pay: $11.24 to $ 12.00 DOQ This position is non-exempt under FLSA and eligible for overtime pay.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $11.24 to $12.00 /hour


  • Nutritional, portion and sterilization and regu: 1 year (Required)
  • Large Quantity Food Service Preparation: 1 year (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • NC Driver's License (Required)