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

Jefferson County, AL


Location: Kingston Center 801 46th Street N. Birmingham AL              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

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Pay Period: Biweekly
Salary Range: $ 10.28- $ 10.78
Weeks per Year: 44
Hours Per Week: 40

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Nutrition Coordinator


This position 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 the ordering, preparing, serving and documenting of meals and snacks. It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control. 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. The position may prepare foods for infants and toddlers and/or preschool children following the USDA/CACFP standards.  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.


  1. Oversees maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
  2. Oversees the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
  3. Oversees full kitchen operations and may supervise additional staff or volunteer assistance (depending on size and scope of workload).
  4. Prepares and serves all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness.
  5. Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements.
  6. Monitors the acceptance of menu items by children in the program and makes recommendation for menu changes accordingly.
  7. Solicits menu ideas from Head Start/Early Head Start families to ensure that the menu is reflective of local culture and that menu items are familiar to children in addition to offering new foods for children and families to try.
  8. Acts as a resource and a team member with program staff to plan food-related experiences and presented in a manner that facilitates family style meal services for children and classroom staff in a Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and individual needs are met for infants and toddlers.
  9. Supports staff and parents in preparing meals and snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested and approved by the center supervisor or Program Director.
  10. Responsible for proper receiving, inventory, storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.


The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements. Experience in quantity food preparation and inventory control is preferred. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.  This is an entry-level position requiring no education qualifications 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.

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