Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Job Offer #14735

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Job Title.
   Cook -Preschool Nutrition Specialist
Short Description of the Job.
   Ballston Spa Location
Complete Description of the Job.
   Responsible for the ordering, cooking, serving, and documentation of meals and snacks for a Head Start Daycare site. Will prepare meals received from other vendors. Will create and follow menus and handle all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control. Ensures smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes. Maintains the strict cleanliness of the kitchen, food service and storage areas. Reassignment as necessary to various kitchens/centers for program operations. Will assist in the classroom or daycare office as needed. Position works 35 hours per week for 51 weeks per year. RESPONSIBILITIES • Cooks, prepares and serves food as directed and prepares menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist. • Maintains inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment. Ensures proper safety and storage. • Coordinates storage of food and food related items from vendors. • Oversees full kitchen operations in conjunction with Program Aide (depending on size and scope of workload). • Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations by controlling food and labor costs. • Assist in the classroom or daycare office when necessary. Position offers a starting rate of $11.80 per hour. REQUIREMENTS – please send a cover letter along with a resume • High School Diploma/GED and coursework or training in cooking, nutrition, and food service. • Cooking experience along with menu and food preparation in a cafeteria setting. • Shopping required as well as inventory control knowledge. Experience with food service vendors. • Knowledge of healthy food options and ideas for young children. • Nutrition, basic food preparation and food sanitation knowledge. • Willing and able to obtain and maintain ServSafe Certification, Basic First Aid/ CPR. • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as parent teacher conferences, parent committee meetings and community events. • Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment. • May be required to lift up to 40 pounds of kitchen supplies and equipment. • Must have a valid license, possess a vehicle for shopping as needed and be insurable to drive an agency vehicle on roads in varying weather conditions. BENEFITS • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage • Life Insurance and 401(k) Retirement • Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick Time • Paid School Breaks Saratoga County EOC is a private, nonprofit community action agency serving Saratoga County. We are the designated anti-poverty agency, dedicated to providing and promoting opportunities for individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. We are an advocacy organization assisting families and individuals in developing solutions to promote healthy, thriving families and caring community partners. We provide services coordinated at our main office as well and in the county schools. Services include Head Start, WIC, Energy Services/Weatherization, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Immigration Services, Vita Tax Services, Food Pantry and a Soup Kitchen. EOE
Job Category.
   Restaurant and Food Service
Job Level.
   Entry Level
Position Type.
   Full Time
Salary Information.
   Salary Range: $12.00 to $12.00 per Hour
For More Information Contact.
   Human Resources Manager
Employer Info.
   Saratoga County EOC
39 Bath St. / P.O. Box 169
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
To Mail Application To Employer.
   Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
PO Box 169
Ballston Spa, NY12020
Attention: Human Resources Manager
To Fax Application To Employer.
   Fax Number:5182883234
Attention:Human Resources Manager
To E-Mail Application To Employer.

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