Perform cooking duties and lead food preparation for children within the childcare setting to include planning,ordering, shopping, and preparing meals for children. Meets all requirements and reporting to the USDA
CACFP Food Program for reimbursement for meals served. Meets all requirements for health and safety.
- Inspects food being prepared to ensure proper quantity, quality, and handling; cooks, prepares, and handles food;
- Operates mixers, ovens, choppers, shredders, steamers, grills, grinders, steam kettles, fry kettles,and other food equipment;
- Preparing menus and determining amount of food to meet USDA CACFP menu requirements;
keeps records; makes reports;
- Prepares food items according to standard menus, recipes, and verbal instructions; prepares and
cooks vegetables, meats, soups and cereals; prepares salads, desserts and beverages, quick
- Leads and participates in the cleaning of the kitchen and equipment; assures that standards of
sanitation and safety are met;
- Adjusts recipes to volume of demand;
- Inventories and maintains necessary supplies and goods for assigned meals;
- Leads and participates in the storage and utilization of leftover ingredients and products; rotate stock;
- Operates standard cooking equipment;
- May be asked to assist and/or supervise children in a classroom if teacher is needed outside of the classroom.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: practices, methods and procedures of large-scale food preparation; food values and nutrition;personal hygiene, food handling, sanitation, and safety precautions; care and use of kitchen utensils and equipment; record keeping; report preparation.
Must maintain all required trainings, background clearances, and certifications as directed by Washington
State Department of Early Learning and any accreditation agency.