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Apply Today for Food Service Worker/Cashier, Cold Food Production Worker, Kitchen Lead, Food Transporter/Delivery Driver, Warehouse Worker (forklift experience preferred) Positions

Start Your Dining Career With Duval County Public Schools Food Service

We are hiring! Chartwells K12 is seeking hard-working and caring individuals to help feed our students in Duval County Public Schools cafeterias and Nutrition Service Center production facility. Apply today for food service worker/cashier, production worker, kitchen lead, sous chef, food transportation/delivery driver, and warehouse worker (forklift experience preferred) positions. Training is provided, and there are career growth opportunities.

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Great Benefits!


No Nights, No Weekends, and No Holidays


Paid Sick Days and Holidays


Full and Part-time Morning and Early Afternoon Shifts


Eligible for Bonus Pay and Instapay


$250 Referral Bonus


Free Meals


Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits


401k, Bonus Pay and Discount Programs, and More!


Upcoming Job Fairs

July 2  |  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  2924 Knights Lane E, Bldg. 5, Jacksonville, FL 32216  |  for Southside and Beaches area schools

July 9  |  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  2924 Knights Lane E, Bldg. 5, Jacksonville, FL 32216  |  for Northside and Westside area schools

July 16  |  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  2924 Knights Lane E, Bldg. 5, Jacksonville, FL 32216  |   for Mandarin and Arlington area schools

July 17  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  CareerSource - 11268 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246 

July 18  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Nutrition Service Center - 3405 Norman E Thagard Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32254 

July 19  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  Catholic Charities - 6 East Bay Street, Suite #301, Jacksonville, FL 32202 

July 20   |  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  2924 Knights Lane E, Bldg. 5, Jacksonville, FL 32216 

July 24  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Lutheran Social Services - 4615 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32207

July 26  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Church World Service - 3728 Philips Hwy., Ste 212, Jacksonville, FL 32207

July 31 |  9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  |  Double Tree - 1201 Riverplace Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 

Chartwells K12 Duval Foodservice Office Locations

2924 Knights Lane E, Building 5, Jacksonville, 32216
(near Southside Middle and Greenfield Elementary Schools)

3405 Norman E Thagard Blvd., Jacksonville, 32205
(Nutrition Service Center next to Paxon High School, across from JWJ Middle School)

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Kitchen Leads

Kitchen leads oversee the entire food service operation at a single school with multiple employees, preparing food, managing food inventory, and ensuring students receive nutritious and adhering to program standards.


Food Service Workers/Cashiers

Foodservice workers perform general food service work involving all duties and tasks required to prepare, present, and serve food. This role also involves cashiering duties such as ringing in student meals and making cash transactions. Best of all, working in the school cafeteria means daily interaction with the children in our community!


Cold Food Production Workers

Food production workers work at the Nutrition Service Center (NSC) to manufacture and process mass amounts of food for cafeteria service. This position includes working on production lines in a refrigerated environment, so be prepared to dress accordingly!

Delivery Drivers

Delivery drivers operate one of our fleet of trucks to transport food from our Nutrition Service Center (NSC) to schools across the district.

Duval school food delivery truck fleet

About Duval County Public Schools

Duval County Public Schools is the 20th largest school district in the nation, educating more than 128,000 students in over 190 schools. Its mission is to provide educational excellence for every school, in every classroom, for every student, every day. Visit to learn more.

About Chartwells K12

Chartwells K12 is the food service provider and partner for Duval County Public Schools, serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, and supper programs for 155 schools across the district.
Chartwells K12 provides dining programs for school districts across the country and prides itself on extending its dedication, knowledge, and enthusiasm into building custom programs that deliver each student delicious, great-tasting meals. With more than 14,000 associates in 4,000 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, Chartwells K12 is built on decades of food, education, and operational experience driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness, and sustainability talent. For more information, visit

About Compass Group, NAD

Chartwells K12 is a sector of Compass Group North America. As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group is a family of great companies building experiences for all of our customers. We serve award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more. Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.