Peninsula is a community-based, multi-site Head Start organization located in the South Bronx. Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive services to children and families, to help them achieve a greater degree of social competence in dealing with their present environment and their later
responsibilities in school and life.
Cook Position Description
La Peninsula is looking for a skilled person to fill a Cook/Cook Helper vacancy at one of our
locations. The Cook/Cook Helper is responsible for assisting the Head Cook with preparing meals for children enrolled within the Head Start program.
He/she uses established guidelines and procedures to better meet their nutritional needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assisting with the purchasing the necessary supplies and foods for preparing meals and
snacks in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and Child Adult Care
Food Program (CACFP)
Monitoring food allergies/dietary conditions of children and preparing food accordingly
Ensuring that meals are prepared on schedule
Performing food inventory and food ordering for items needed
Maintaining daily refrigeration temperature logs and other temperature logs as necessary
Washing and sanitizing utensils, dishes, equipment and food storage areas thoroughly
Completing all paperwork according to Head Start and CACFP guidelines and regulations
Maintaining a safe and sanitary kitchen environment
Maintaining proper hygiene and dress requirements for Food Service employees
Participates in team meetings, required In-Services, and all cook trainings
**This is a physically demanding position; therefore; the candidate must be able to stand
for long periods of time as well as lift and move heavy objects**
Ability to read and write English; preparation of reports and correspondence as needed
Ability to perform basic math
Ability to solve practical problems
Ability to work as a positive team member
Ability to perform duties using proper cooking techniques and skills
High School Diploma or GED (minimum)
Must have the NYC Dept of Health Food Protection Certificate
Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency
to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.
Peninsula is a community-based, multi-site Head Start organization located in the South Bronx. Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive services to children and families, to help them achieve a greater degree of social…