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Assistant Cook - CDI HS Serving Jefferson Co AL - Kingston Center

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Assistant Cook - CDI HS Serving Jefferson Co AL - Kingston Center

Jefferson County, AL

Assistant Cook / Kingston Center

Location:801 46th St N, Birmingham, AL 35212              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

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Pay Period: Biweekly
Fixed Salary: $ 10.03
Weeks per Year: 42
Hours Per Week: 40



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.
  5. Assists the cook in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
  6. Assists with logging meals and snacks prepared and served in the menu book and following USDA/CACFP documentation required for food purchased, prepared and served.
  7. Acts as a resource and a team member with program staff to plan food-related experiences and other nutrition training and activities for the children and parents/families in the program.
  8. Supports staff and parents in preparing meals and snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested and approved by the supervisor, staff person responsible for the nutrition content area or Program Director.
  9. Ensures that meals are presented in a manner that facilitates family style meal services for children and classroom staff.
  10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
  11. Responsible for proper storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.
  12. Notifies supervisor of any safety or health issues or concerns.
  13. Participates in ongoing training in food safety, food preparation and nutrition.


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.

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