Chardon Local Schools News Article

In Appreciation of Chardon Food Service

Caption:  School Lunch Hero Day - Chardon Local Schools - May 6, 2022 - Group photo of Chardon Food Service staff (Chardon High School)

May 6, 2022 — In celebration of School Lunch Hero Day 2022, following is a link to a video the District produced in appreciation for our Chardon Food Service department:

LINK:  School Lunch Hero Day 2022 Video

Chardon Food Service Staff:

Mrs. Culliton, District Food Service Director
Mrs. Piras, District Food Service Assistant

Mrs. Beorn, CHS Kitchen Assistant
Ms. Grimmer, CHS Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Janek, CHS Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Kidd, CHS Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Reed, CHS Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Williams, CHS Cafeteria Monitor

Mrs. Ray, CELC Kitchen Assistant

Mrs. Allison-Frost, CMS Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Bartholomew, CMS Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Haines, CMS Cafeteria Monitor
Mrs. Hokes, CMS Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Yopp, CMS Kitchen Assistant

Mrs. Russo, Munson Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Walland, Munson Cafeteria Monitor

Mrs. Holbert, Park Cafeteria Monitor
Mrs. Peine, Park Kitchen Assistant
Mrs. Sanislo, Park Cafeteria Monitor

Curious about the work of our Chardon Food Service department? Check out the detailed list below from our Food Service Director, Mrs. Josi Culliton:

1. Prepares/serves food. 
  • Helps maintain an orderly/sanitary kitchen. 
  • Performs ancillary duties that support the effective delivery of quality food services.
  • Assists with the receipt of deliveries. 
  • Follows approved food safety procedures. 
  • Verifies quantities. 
  • Reports shortages/spoiled products. 
  • Organizes, stores, dates and rotates stock as directed.
  • Follows published menus. 
  • Uses standardized recipes to maintain quality control. 
  • Complies with USDA child nutrition guidelines. 
  • Uses products carefully to reduce waste. 
  • Records food usage on production records. 
  • Works with staff to address the needs of students with dietary restrictions.
  • Requests timely replacement of supplies to avoid work interruptions.
  • Complies with health and food safety regulations (e.g., hazard analysis of critical control points, portion size, sanitation procedures, temperature controls, etc.).
  • Sets up serving lines. 
  • Gives attention to the attractive presentation of food. 
  • Replenishes food to maintain an orderly flow of customers. 
  • Provides substitute menu items as needed.
  • Operates the cash register and/or point-of-sale (POS) system. 
  • Follows district guidelines for personal checks/charges. 
  • Ensures money is exchanged correctly and cash is not left unattended.
  • Protects the privacy of free and reduced-price meal information.
  • Prepares accurate records. 
  • Accounts for all meals served. 
  • Prepares a record of charges collected.
  • Records unpaid charges daily. 
  • Reconciles discrepancies. 
  • Submits required paperwork on time.
  • Counts money. 
  • Reconciles, prepares bank deposits. 
  • Submits records as directed.
  • Operates the dishwasher. 
  • Verifies sanitization cycles are completed properly.
  • Cleans/sanitizes work surfaces, equipment, serving lines, dining tables, etc.
  • Follows established sanitization procedures to properly clean items that require hand washing.
  • Ensures leftover food, supplies and equipment are stored properly.
  • Helps prepare for health/safety inspections. 
  • Learns how to operate fire/safety equipment.
  • Assists with district special events and non-school use of food service facilities as directed.
  • Protects district property. Implements procedures to prevent the loss of supplies/equipment.
2. Exemplifies professionalism. 
  • Fosters goodwill to enhance the district’s public image.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules, board policies and administrative guidelines/procedures.
  • Contributes to an effective working environment
  • Performs all aspects of the job.
  • Functions as part of a cohesive team.
  • Develops mutually respectful relationships with co-workers.
  • Keeps an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.
  • Maintains a professional appearance. 
  • Wears work attire appropriate for the position
  • Respects privacy. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Works effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Performs tasks efficiently to meet deadlines.
3. Maintains open/effective communications.
  • Provides prompt notification of personal delays or absences.
  • Refers policy interpretation questions to an appropriate administrator.
  • Seeks clarification when directives are unclear.
  • Uses active listening/problem-solving techniques. 
  • Respects diversity. 
  • Resolves issues tactfully.

District Media Contact:

Kelly Misch
Communications Director
Chardon Local Schools
[email protected]
(PH):  440-286-0409

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