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    Assistant Cook

    Location:LISM Early Head Start/ Head Start              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor


    The position of Assistant Cook is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families.  A strong food service program is important to supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible for assisting in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks and the clean up afterwards.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations.  The position contributes to the smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas. It also contributes to the collection of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which allows for reimbursement for food service (important to the program budget). Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 


    1. Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed by the cook.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.

    2. Assists with maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.

    3. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.

    4. Oversees full kitchen operations in the absence of the cook.


    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.  Ability to meet state requirements (i.e., kitchen and/or health permit) required.

    Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to complete an online application.

    Applications must be completed in full, do not put "see resume" on your application. You are welcomed to attach your resume.


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