Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Effective and enthusiastic Director of Child Nutrition committed to planning creative, high-quality meals to enhance student nutrition. Friendly and resourceful professional with a proven track-record of managing staff members, maximizing customer service standards, and driving overall operational improvements. Trained in preparing and handling food, organizing inventory and optimizing customer relations. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity.

Key Strengths
  • Dietary planning
  • Administrative Reference Manual (ARMS)
  • ServSafe Instructor
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Team management
  • Operational improvement
  • Relationship development
  • Financial report analysis
Professional Experience
08/2018 to Current
Director, Child Nutrition Department Pepsico Lawton, OK,
  • Managed food service operations, including food production, sanitation and staff supervision.
  • Disseminated information to community agencies, school staff and students to promote increased interest in lunch programs.
  • Planned weekly nutritionally balanced menus to reflect current dining trends.
  • Promoted student and staff satisfaction by serving and merchandising meals in attractive manner.
  • Saved district money by successfully increasing breakfast and lunch participation introducing better choices but quality-conscious food suppliers.


  • Awarded over $127,000 in grant funding.
  • Hosted numerous Houston food Bank Food drives in the community.
  • Launched a catering service within the district.
  • Partnered with Goodrich Independent School District to add them as a Summer Feeding site for Shepherd ISD.
  • Launched a food club of at least 20 students to aid in menu building.
  • All staff have been Serv Safe certified with managers status.
02/2017 to 08/2018
Director, Child Nutrition Department Royal Independent School District, Compass Group, Chartwells Sector City, STATE,
  • Strengthened audit procedures to ensure fiscal accountability which resulted in an increase in revenue.
  • Investigated and integrated enhanced food service units to determine its effectiveness in achieving program goals and compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
  • Set and enforced performance and service standards to keep consistent, high-quality environment devoted to positive satisfaction.
  • Reviewed pricing and ordered food ingredients, kitchen appliances and supplies.
  • Managed ingredients and food product use by assessing availability, customer traffic and popularity of items resulting in 37% food waste reduction.
01/2014 to 01/2017
Assistant Director, Child Nutrition Department Beaumont Independent School District City, STATE,
  • Maintained school food services programs district wide ensuring that it is administered in accordance with Federal laws, USDA regulations and School Board policies.
  • Promoted public education in understand the school food services program for the purpose of improving relations with students, principals, teachers, parents and others on resolving issues and/or concerns.
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Worked closely with organizational leadership, including board of directors, to strategically affect direction of operations for nutrition
  • Created annual budget and developed comprehensive plan to accomplish company objectives while staying within budget.
01/2004 to 01/2014
Quality Control Manager Houston Independent School District City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with development teams, internal customers and product line management to verify delivery of desired quality requirements to distributors.
  • Developed and analyzed quality control processes and deliverables to determine present standards and establish recommended action plans.
  • Managed and directed quality control personnel through effective mentoring, coaching and work delegation.
  • Conducted data review and followed standard practices to find solutions.
  • Developed and audited practices, programs and reporting system metrics for optimal efficiency.
Notable Accomplishments
  • Awarded $120,000 Grant - National School Lunch Program- Equipment Assistance - Shepherd ISD
  • Awarded $7000.00 Grant - Baylor University Texas Hunger Initiative Share our Strength Breakfast Cart - Shepherd ISD
  • Awarded $10,000.00 Grant - Baylor University Texas Hunger Initiative-Share our Strength -No Kid Hungry
  • Awarded $20,000 Grant - National School Lunch Program- Equipment Assistance - Royal ISD
Expected in 2017
Executive Masters of Business Administration:
Texas Southern University - Houston, TX
Expected in 1998
Bachelor of Science: Animal Science/Agriculture
Prairie View A & M University - Prairie View, TX
  • Texas Association for School Nutrition (TASN) - Certificate Level 5 - Directors Academy
  • ServSafe Instructor & Registered Examination Proctor - Certificate No. 4016358 - Date of Expiration 08/2/2022

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