COOK – DAYCARE NUTRITION SPECIALIST

Food Industry and Restaurants

COOK – DAYCARE NUTRITION SPECIALIST

SUMMARY

Responsible for the ordering, cooking, serving, and documentation of meals and snacks for a Head Start Daycare site.  Will prepare meals received from other vendors.  Will create and follow menus and handle all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control. Ensures smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes. Maintains the strict cleanliness of the kitchen, food service and storage areas. Reassignment as necessary to various kitchens/centers for program operations.  Will assist in the classroom or daycare office as needed.

Position works 35 hours per week for 51 weeks per year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cooks, prepares and serves food as directed and prepares menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist.
  • Maintains inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment. Ensures proper safety and storage.
  • Coordinates storage of food and food related items from vendors.
  • Oversees full kitchen operations in conjunction with Program Aide (depending on size and scope of workload).
  • Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations by controlling food and labor costs.

Assist in the classroom or daycare office when necessary.

Position offers a starting rate of $11.80 per hour.  

REQUIREMENTS – please send a cover letter along with a resume

High School Diploma/GED and coursework or training in cooking, nutrition, and food service.

Cooking experience along with menu and food preparation in a cafeteria setting.

Shopping required as well as inventory control knowledge. Experience with food service vendors.

Knowledge of healthy food options and ideas for young children. 

Nutrition, basic food preparation and food sanitation knowledge.

Willing and able to obtain and maintain ServSafe Certification, Basic First Aid/ CPR.

  • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as parent teacher conferences, parent committee meetings and community events.

Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.

  • May be required to lift up to 40 pounds of kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Must have a valid license, possess a vehicle for shopping as needed and be insurable to drive an agency vehicle on roads in varying weather conditions.

BENEFITS

Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

Life Insurance and 401(k) Retirement

Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick Time

Paid School Breaks

Saratoga County EOC is a private, nonprofit community action agency serving Saratoga County.  We are the designated anti-poverty agency, dedicated to providing and promoting opportunities for individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. We are an advocacy organization assisting families and individuals in developing solutions to promote healthy, thriving families and caring community partners.   We provide services coordinated at our main office as well and in the county schools.  Services include Head Start, WIC, Energy Services/Weatherization, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Immigration Services, Vita Tax Services, Food Pantry and a Soup Kitchen.                   EOE


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