Preschool Cook

Tree House Academy - Fernandina Beach Fernandina Beach, FL
  • $9.50 - $10.50 Hourly
  • Full Time
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Job Summary:
The cook plans and prepares all meals and snacks for the children and staff as outlined in the programs menus. Accurately follows cycle menus in accordance with the programs budget and state and federal nutritional requirements for children. Keeps an accurate inventory of food and supplies; orders inventory as needed. Maintains a positive, supportive relationship with staff, children, parents, and regulatory officials.  Is familiar with the State funded food program.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

--Prepares and serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack on a daily basis; amounts are based on number of children and staff present, with allowance for second helpings for children as needed.
--Prepares nutritionally sound substitutes or alternative foods for children with allergies, as needed.
--Posts and follows approved menus; post any/all menu revisions
--Keeps kitchen floor, counters, shelves, appliances, and all work areas clean and free from hazards.
--Cook maintains and stores food at appropriate temperatures and ensures safe use of cooking and serving utensils and kitchen equipment.
--Serves all food at appropriate temperature and in appropriate containers with appropriate serving utensils.
--Places food orders in accordance with program budget and keeps accurate food and kitchen supply inventory records.
--Works with classroom staff to retrieve all kitchen items and food in a timely manner.
--Follows all local regulatory agency requirements for health, safety, and hygiene procedures, including hand washing and food preparation.
--Washes and sanitizes dishes and cookware, using sanitizing methods determined by the program and local regulatory agencies.

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