Cafeteria Server Procedures
1) BE ON TIME 10:30 A.M. – The first students through the line NEED you and it is a courtesy to your fellow volunteers. If you are late and the first class comes through, we are already scrambling to find someone to cover for you. If you are late and don’t call, it makes it hard on everyone.
2) Find a sub when you are unable to work – Again, your children need you and the fellow volunteers appreciate it. You must let your day captain know who is coming in your place. It is your responsibility to
make sure your shift is covered.
3) A hat, apron, and gloves are a must if you are serving food. Change your gloves frequently – especially after touching anything with peanut butter. This is EXTREMELY important due to the
severe allergies we have this year. Please read the attached notice from Kelley Rather, our school nurse, about allergy awareness to understand the importance of this rule. Please remember hats are required for stations, including ice cream. It is a health code violation for anyone not wearing a hat.
4) Remember, move quickly and prepare some trays in anticipation of the next class. The kids only have 30 minutes. Please visit with each other after all the kids have eaten.
5) Please do not bring purses, cell phones or other personal items behind the serving line. If you bring them, please understand we are NOT responsible for these items, so it is best to leave them at home. There are delivery men and other workers coming in and out of the cafeteria and it is NOT safe to leave any personal belongings by Donna’s desk or by the aprons. Donna can not be responsible for any items.
6) If you are plating and serving the cold set lunches which include peanut butter, do not touch anything besides the COLD lunch trays (like drinks or the hot tray lunches) due to the possibility of transfer. Believe it or not, teeny smudges of peanut butter on the saran wrap can be transferred to food for a child with a severe allergy. Also, if you are serving hot lunches, do not touch the cold trays. You are welcome to have a free lunch after your shift is over.
7) No eating or drinking on the line, in the kitchen, or while cashiering. We encourage you to stay and eat lunch after serving and visit with your fellow volunteers. Your lunch “benefit” is
only for you as a volunteer working for the cafeteria on your assigned
day. It is not transferrable to your child or another day when you are not volunteering in the
8) We will show you the correct portion size. Please follow those guidelines for students throughout the lunch. If you give more, we may run out of food for the 4th graders. Teachers are to receive generous portions.
9) There are no exchanges or variations on the set lunch other than plain PB for PB&J or PB or PB&J for turkey sandwiches. Exceptions may be made for students with allergies or vegetarian students.
10) On Fridays only,kindergartners get ice cream on their tray as part of their lunch for no extra
charge. 1st grade students also get ice cream with their set lunch but they willreceive atoken and can then choose their ice cream (it is still part of the set lunch, so there is no extra charge for the token).
11) Kindergartners and1st graders can buy ice cream on Fridays if they brought their lunch from
home. On a few other days throughout the year, there will be a special dessert with the kindergartner and 1st grade set lunch, and on those days, students CANNOT buy just the dessert.
12) If nacho chips are served, the student must be served the cheese on top, not on the side. For 2nd-4th graders, it can be topped with beans, meat, or rice as well, as long as it is on top.
13) For 2nd-4th grade, students can only purchase one entrée or one roll at a time. They can come back later for second helpings, unless one of the staff has said otherwise. No third portions are permitted, unless it is fruit or vegetables.
14) Students canonly get crackers with souporsalad.
15) Please do not take extra food (especially chips or ice cream) to your child if they have a set lunch (K and 1st grade). It is unfair to the others.