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Description:

Manhattan Country School, a progressive, independent pre-K-8th-grade school, is seeking a new staff person to help our existing kitchen team create healthy, delicious, homemade meals from locally sourced foods, including meat from the school’s teaching farm in the Catskills. The goal of the Food Program is to reflect the school's overall mission of diversity, equality and sustainability by promoting the values and practices of the food curriculum used at the Farm, in which children learn about food production and preparation with a focus on sustainable practices. This includes integration with the curriculum and a variety of classroom-based cooking used to study different cultures and traditions. The program also seeks to promote diversity and equality through a discussion of food justice. 

For more about the school’s mission, vision, and values, please see: https://www.manhattancountryschool.org/about-mcs


The Food Program is an essential part of the school and team members must reflect the Program’s mission and values. We serve lunch to 350 students and staff Monday through Thursday, we provide snack to 300 students Monday through Friday, and we cater nearly all in-house events including breakfast meetings, evening parent events, and larger fundraising events. We also support teachers in integrating food and cooking into their classroom curriculum. 


The ideal candidate will have:

•          exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

•          the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

•          a professional work style, including timeliness, dependability, efficiency, cleanliness and good communication skills

•          ability to lift 50 pounds, use the stairs, and work for long periods on your feet

•          prior experience working in a kitchen, strong knife skills, basic understanding of common kitchen equipment and food safety

•          a balanced approach to healthy, sustainable, delicious foods and cooking

•          an interest in becoming a part of the school community and a commitment to the core values of the school

•          the ability to be flexible and work hard to get the job done, often including helping to wash dishes, taking the trash out, storing food properly, assisting faculty and staff with special requests, etc.  

·      While this is position does not consist of direct involvement with children, we are a lively school and you must be comfortable around children. There is room to grow and potential opportunities for teaching students, in addition to work responsibilities in the kitchen.


Responsibilities:

·      Assisting the existing kitchen staff in daily preparation and serving of snack and lunch.

·      Maintaining kitchen cleanliness including washing dishes, cleaning equipment, taking out the trash, vacuuming and mopping.

·      Ensuring timely delivery of student snack and lunch to classrooms.

·      Basic food prep including washing produce, cutting vegetables, and preparing simple baked goods under the guidance of the Head Chef.

·      Receiving and properly storing food and supply deliveries.

·      Ensuring kitchen and staff areas are properly stocked (i.e., refilling paper towels, restocking coffee and tea, etc.)

 

Requirements

·      NYC Food Handler’s Safety Certificate, or in progress


To Apply:

Please send a resumé and cover letter, including at least two food-related references, to eesders@manhattancountryschool.org


Description:

Manhattan Country School, a progressive, independent pre-K-8th-grade school, is seeking a new staff person to help our existing kitchen team create healthy, delicious, homemade meals from locally sourced foods, including meat…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

MCS offers a competitive benefits package. 

MCS offers a competitive benefits package. 

Location

On-site
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024, United States

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please send a resumé and cover letter, including at least two food-related references, to eesders@manhattancountryschool.org

To Apply:

Please send a resumé and cover letter, including at least two food-related references, to eesders@manhattancountryschool.org

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