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Food Prep Coordinator - School Lunch

Yay Lunch

Yay Lunch

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

At Yay, lunch is our favorite subject. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to enjoy a freshly made, wholesome meal they’ll love while at school, and that parents should trust that their child feels cared for and nourished.

Founded by parents for parents in 2018, we’ve expanded quickly through the mid-Atlantic and East Coast with even more growth to come. We have exciting plans backed by experienced venture capital partners, and we can’t wait to bring our mission to more schools.

We’d love to have you on the team! As a startup, we hustle with heart. We’re team players and self-starters. We want you to love what you do, and we give you the tools to succeed with our commitment to flexibility, transparency, respect, empowerment, and positivity. Come join us!

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking to add a Food Prep Coordinator to our growing team. Strong candidates must be ready to work in a fast paced environment, while retaining high standards of organization, cleanliness, and efficiency in order to meet the school and Yay’s quality standards and ensure our customer/client satisfaction. The duties include preparing ingredients, maintaining kitchen cleanliness, and potential preparation for our other school partners.


  • Responsible for preparation of all designated food items, meeting company specifications and guaranteeing appropriate attention to detail is demonstrated
  • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation
  • Maintain solid knowledge of all food products, sanitation standards & basic culinary techniques
  • Display ability to follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Keep the facility and your prep area clean and organized
  • Bring basic cooking skills, ingredient preparation, and food assembly
  • Manage workload as it relates to day and schedule
  • Communicate clearly with Cafe Lead or Operational Leads on product, inventory and quality concerns.
  • Display ability to read and execute core recipes
  • Follow company policies and procedures


  • Previous experience in customer service, food service, hospitality or related fields is preferred
  • Acquire and maintain an appropriate food handler permit within 14 days of on-boarding
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact with diverse groups of people, including students, faculty, and staff
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with school staff, students, and other team members
  • Flexibility to work morning and afternoon hours, as scheduling will depend on each individual school’s needs. Most positions will be part-time (15-20 hours per week)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for meal deliveries
  • Listed as an insured party for your vehicle
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Smart phone
  • Ability to work with technology
  • Basic knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations
  • ServSafe certification is preferred but not mandatory; can be obtained once employed
  • Flexibility in working hours, as the schedule may vary based on business needs, including some nights and weekends


      • $20.00 per hour
      • 401(k) eligible after 6 months
      • Data stipend