Food Specialist / Cook

We care, for the children and families we serve, and our dedicated team members. You are our best asset. Feel valued and get access to the benefits and resources you need to connect, balance, grow, and thrive in your career.

  • We support your work/life balance with a minimum 50% child care discount, immediate (or next-day) access to earnings, paid time off, and more.
  • We invest in your future with ongoing training, tuition reimbursement, credential assistance, and our unique Master Teacher Program.
  • We strive to provide a positive, fun environment with plenty of recognition.

The Food Specialist / Cook is responsible for overall food preparation for the School’s enrolled children. May be responsible for the oversight of a group of children and be responsible for their health and safety. Must be adaptable to menu changes and be able to meet meal and snack schedules. Ensures safe food preparations and proper sanitation methods are used and maintains a safe kitchen/pantry area.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create home-style, nutritional meal plans in the boundaries of their school's menu and budget, as well as state and federal requirements.
  • Prepare meals/snacks for children and staff. Distribute food to the classrooms following appropriate health and safety guidelines, and policies.
  • Follow the daily menu provided by the Director which incorporates, USDA, licensing and/or health department regulations.
  • Maintain inventory of food and supplies and order more when needed.
  • Assists in classrooms as needed as an Assistant Teacher/Floater.

Job Requirements:

  • Work experience in cooking and/or food preparation for multiple individuals, preferably in a childcare facility or school setting
  • An understanding of all current state and local regulations
  • Flexibility as to the hours and schedule of work
  • A High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Learning Care Group is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.