27th Jul 2023
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

CHILD, Inc. is seeking a 25 hour Cook for our Kent County Head Start program serving low-income families with children six weeks to five years. Cooks work under the direct supervision of the Health Manager, and guidance of a licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist.

CHILD, Inc. is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Interested candidates must be available and flexible to work 8:00am-3:00pm, during general hours of kitchen operations, at any of our four locations

The Cook will be responsible to:

· Adhere to all provisions of the current Rhode Island Department of Health Food Code.

· Demonstrate positivity, flexibility, punctuality, and dependable attendance; and maintain appropriate confidentiality in all agency matters.

· Demonstrate respect for diverse family practices, languages, cultures and traditions.

· Provide leadership, training, supervision, and evaluation of kitchen staff, students, and volunteers.

· Ensure adequate and prompt preparation, service, and clean-up of breakfast, lunch, and snack.

· Provide individual meals for children with special dietary needs.

· Prepare and submit orders for food, paper, and cleaning supplies.

· Maintain necessary records to ensure compliance with the USDA and state regulatory agencies.

· Participate in ongoing professional development during/after hours, as required.


· Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. Transcript will be required.

· ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification. Copy will be required.

· Demonstrated experience in meal preparation and batch cooking. References will be verified.

· Familiarity with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines.

· Ability to problem solve, handle crises, and function independently.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Proficient computer skills.

· Valid RI driver’s license and an insured vehicle. Copies will be required.

· Bilingual candidates strongly urged to apply.

Job Type: School Year Position

Hourly Wage: $19.21-$24.23 dependent on education and experience

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