The Cook at Pioneer Relief Nursery will prepare USDA approved meals while keeping the kitchen and service area clean and sanitary. This staff person will assist in purchasing of meal service food and supplies and maintaining nutrition records.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Current Food Handler’s card (may be obtained upon hire)
  • Experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups
  • Ability to understand and use basic math
  • Knowledge of early childhood nutrition and CACFP guidelines (training will be provided)
  • Skills in working with children
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Previous cook/custodial experience
  • Position will require the use of mask and gloves during food preparation and sanitation duties

Specific Duties in the Classroom:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  •  Prepare creditable meals for children, volunteers, and staff using the provided menu, menu planning sheets, approved recipes
  •  Maintain nutrition records as required, including monthly receipts for USDA reimbursement
  •  Purchase food and supplies according to the planned menu and seasonal availability
  •  Assist in planning and preparation of classroom Nutrition Activities
  •  Store food and supplies properly
  •  Maintain safety of the environment for staff and children
  •  Work with Food Program Coordinator and Executive Director to ensure compliance with meal service requirements
  •  Clean and sanitize dishes, tableware, pot, pans, etc. in a timely manner
  •  Always maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen
  •  Ensure disposal of garbage each school day

Salary: Based on Education/Experience

Schedule: Weekdays: Schedule may vary based on assigned duties.

Reports to: Executive Director

Pioneer Relief Nursery is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.