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Cook (Head Start - Nutrition)

La Peninsula Community Organization, Inc., Fulton Avenue, The Bronx, NY, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Title: Cook
Reports to: Site/Education Director
Department: Head Start - Nutrition

Position Type: Work Schedule:
Union Position: Salary Range:

Full Time
Monday through Friday. 7:30am -3:30pm DC 37
$29,202.98 - $16.04/hr

La Peninsula is a community-based, high-quality early childhood organization located in the South Bronx. Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive services to children and families, so that they are able to successfully navigate life’s challenges and opportunities.
Job Summary
The Cook is responsible for preparing and serving all meals, including snacks to the children in the program. S/he ensures that there is adequate supply of food in the program by updating inventory regularly and putting in orders for food and other kitchen supplies. S/he is responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen by ensuring that utensils are washed at the appropriate temperature. S/he is responsible for the supervision and training of other volunteers or staff assigned to the kitchen.
Essential Responsibilities
- To be responsible for preparing nutritious meals for the children
- Prepare and distribute meals according to the planned menu and schedule
- Prepare meals for children with special diets
- Prepare and distribute meals according to the planned menu and schedule
- Prepare meals for children with special diets
- To be responsible for maintaining adequate food and supplies
- Update inventory (food products, paper goods, cleaning supplies)
- To be responsible for maintaining a sanitary environment in the kitchen
- Washing all utensils at the standard temperatures
- Stoves cleaned daily
- Refrigerators cleaned weekly or as needed Freezers cleaned monthly or as needed

- Food products stored on shelves
- Comply with agency’s established procedures
- Participate in offered trainings, workshops, In-Service days
- Maintain certification requirement and proof of attendance in professional activities.
- Check their La Peninsula email on a regular basis.
- And other related duties as assigned, at the discretion of the Educational Director and /or Management

Qualifications and Skills

- High School Diploma or GED
- NYC DOH Food Handler Certificate
- Bilingual preferred: (Spanish, French, Arabic)
- Knowledge of DOH Article 47 rules and regulations
- Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards
- Demonstrated ability to read and follow recipes, and to prepare foods from scratch
- Excellent cooking skills
- Experience managing a foodservice program and a kitchen, including ordering food
- Familiarity with CACFP nutrition guidelines is considered a plus
- Pass NYC Department of Health’s Comprehensive Background Check
- Must be Covid vaccinated

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

La Peninsula Community Organization, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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