Job posted by: Grand Street Settlement
Posted on: October 30, 2013
DEPARTMENT: Head Start
REPORTS TO: Education Director of Head Start
DATE: October 2013
Job Summary:The Cook is responsible for implementation of food services in Grand Street Settlement's Early Child Care Programs serving children ages 3-5. Responsibilities include preparing USDA-approved meals; keeping the kitchen and classroom areas clean and sanitary according to Health Department ordinances; and maintaining adequate food stocks, kitchen supplies, and mandated CACFP nutrition records (including meal counts and food production records).
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
.High School diploma or equivalent, plus current food handler's certificate
·Experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups
·Knowledge of early childhood nutrition
·Lift and move heavy and/or bulky objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
·Preparing nutritious meals that take into consideration children's various cultures and individual nutritional needs.
·Understanding and using child nutritional needs and age-specific portion sizes to prepare meals in accordance with USDA, Head Start, and CACFP guidelines
·Understanding and strictly adhering to health, safety, food handling and sanitation requirements before, during and after meal preparation.
·Maintain nutrition record-keeping and reporting as directed by supervisor.
·Review food and supplies order sheets.
·Store food and supplies properly.
·Monitor and maintain proper food temperatures.
·Maintain appropriate cleanliness of all kitchen materials and supplies as required.
·Maintain and be aware of center allergies and concerns.
·Coordinate delivery of food to classrooms.
·Preparing and participate in family-style meals for children, volunteers, and staff.
·Purchasing and maintaining proper receiving of foods to assure quality and cost control
·Keeping proper records – purchases, inventory, meals served, etc.
·Supervising maintenance of equipment and kitchen area
·Participating and assisting in planning for workshops/training on parent nutrition
·Planning menu, preparing and serving food for center events
·Special projects as assigned
Please send a cover letter and resume highlighting your relevant experience to: Ms. Danielle Bryant, Head Start/Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the job title in the subject line of the email. *Community members from the Lower East Side are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.