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Kitchen Operations Manager

Tiger Correctional Services
Russellville, AR 72801
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Job Description


DEPARTMENT: Food Service 

POSITION REPORTS TO: Food Service District Manager 

CLASSIFICATION:  Level 3 - Hourly Non-exempt 

DATE REVISED: December 28, 2018 


To oversee & administer all phases of the food service operations including but not limited to (1) assignment of work detail (2) monitoring serving line for food portion control (3) ordering food & supplies (4) food preparation (5) safety, health & sanitation standards in compliance with Company & Jail policy and federal, state and local law 


Inventory Control 

  • Receives and inspects food & supplies for quality & accurate quantity 
  • Responsible for ordering all food according to PAR sheets & accurately completing weekly inventory by designated deadline 
  • Completes weekly purchase log by designated deadline 
  • Accurately accounts for & maintain records for all meals & snacks served 
  • Keeps Company management informed of any changes in inmate population that could affect food portions
  • Notes any food substitutions & documents on file 
  • Maintains all cooking utensils, knives & other sharp objects as required by Company policy & jail standards. Conducts inventory daily & immediately reports shortages to Manager 

Kitchen Operations 

  • Assumes responsibilities for maintaining & overseeing the daily operations of the institutional kitchen
  • Maintains sanitary & safe conditions to comply with all federal & state standards
  • Prepares meals in accordance with established recipes & menus
  • Reports any equipment deficiencies to appropriate personnel as needed 
  • Properly operates all kitchen equipment in a safe manner 


  • Establishes a professional work relationship with Company employees, jail administration and facility-provided labor that complies with Company values 
  • Trains all new Company personnel in all areas of the kitchen operations, inventory control, reporting and health & safety 
  • Assigns & oversees the work of all facility-provided labor 
  • Attends & participates in meetings as required 
  • Helps with menu planning as requested 
  • Able to work assigned schedule & fill in as needed for the Food Service Coordinator in their absence 
  • Serves as first-line of communication to Jail Administration for identifying and resolving work issues and reporting information immediately to their Food Service superiors 


  • Provides in a timely manner any documents client has authorization to review including inspection reports, tool inventory reports or any noted deficiencies with the cooking area or equipment 
  • Completes daily reports including but not limited to Daily Production, Meal Counts, Milk Counts, Hygiene Log, Dietary Changes & Tray Carts 
  • Keeps Company management informed of any significant problems 

Health & Safety and Security 

  • Maintains kitchen area, equipment and any other areas of responsibilities including food preparation area in a clean, well-maintained appearance that complies with all federal & state standards 
  • Responsible for compliance & administration of all security procedures identified by the Company and Jail Administration 

Performs other duties as assigned or required 


EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:    High School graduate or GED equivalent. Serv-Safe certification required 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE:         Knowledge of cooking in an institutional kitchen  

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: 2 years working in a correctional facility 


  • Excellent cooking skills 
  • Good organization skills with attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Ability to work well with others with excellent oral & written communication skills 
  • Dependable & able to meet time deadlines 
  • Good Problem Solver 
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of excel spreadsheets 


  • Able to convey details or directions with volume and clarity  
  • Must be able to hear and receive normal conversations and information 
  • Must have average visual abilities necessary to prepare food, read and follow menu directions, etc and operate kitchen equipment. 
  • Must have ability to stand a period of at least 3 to 4 hours at a time.   
  • Must have ability to lift at least 15 to 30 pounds.  
  • Must be able to perform basic math: add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Ability to use passive vocabulary of 5,000 to 6,000 words; to read at a slow rate, able to write basic sentences and ability to communicate in standard sentences with good vocabulary.  
Posting ID: 580803522Posted: 2021-02-24