NY (New York)
  • Nutritious Cooking: Prepares nutritious meals that take into consideration children’s various cultures and individual nutritional needs.
  • Understands and uses child nutritional needs and age-specific portion sizes to prepare meals in accordance with USDA, Head Start, and CACFP guidelines
  • Understands and strictly adheres to health, safety, food handling and sanitation requirements before, during and after meal preparation.
  • Follows menu guidelines and adjusts when necessary due to an availability of menu items or an individual child’s needs.
  • Plan and participate in nutritious cooking activities with children.
  • The Cook’s responsibilities chiefly fall within the following core functions, although s/he may perform other tasks as needed:
  • Food Services
  • Prepare and participate in family-style meals with children, volunteers, and staff.
  • Work in conjunction with the Site Supervisor and Faculty to monitor family style dining in classrooms and document as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • General Staff Responsibilities
  • Participate in staff meetings, conferences, training sessions and workshops as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regards to staff and family information.
  • Fulfill role as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect Policy.
  • Perform any other work-related duties as requested by your supervisor.
  • Be present at work in order to provide consistency of services.
  • Be a contributory team member in a positive/productive manner.
  • Demonstrate commitment to mission, values, and policies in the performance of daily duties.

SCO Family of Services is an equal employment opportunity employer

  • 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