The cook oversees all aspects of food preparation in the academy to ensure that children receive healthy meals and snacks. Previous experience as a cook and knowledge of child nutrition, including the USDA and CACFP Child Care Food Program, will enhance your knowledge and skill.
Duties and Responsibilities
The cook reports directly to the Director and is tasked with a wide array of duties, including budgeting for and purchasing food and cooking supplies, maintaining clean and sanitary kitchen area, ensuring safe food storage and disposal, planning nutritious meals and snacks, and overseeing kitchen operations.
Qualifications & Training
A high school diploma is required, some training in sanitation, food safety, nutrition, food preparation, and cooking procedures, demonstrate experience working with children, must pass a criminal background check, and must have a current and valid food and sanitation certificate licensing.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
The cook must first and foremost know how to prepare nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children. They must also have intimate knowledge of food safety and an understanding of child nutrition needs. The nature of the work is also extremely physical, and the cook must be able to work on their feet for long periods of time and lift heavy containers of food and equipment. Time management and organizational abilities are also a must. Working with children also requires skill in patience and flexibility.
Duties are not limited to the above, may perform other duties as assigned by Owner/CEO.
Role: Early Childhood Cook
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