Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

We are seeking a caring and knowledgeable Head Start Cook to assist the Health & Nutrition Supervisor with coordinating daily operations and personnel; and assist with all aspects of healthful and safe food preparation, food service budgeting, and service for Adams County Head Start.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Preparation of meals for children enrolled in the Head Start program in accordance with local Health Department and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations.
  • Operate a variety of institutional kitchen equipment including a steam kettle, gas stove, oven, and commercial dishwasher.
  • Track and maintain weekly production record sheets of meals served for submission to CACFP for reimbursement purposes.
  • Maintain a monthly inventory of all food products and dry stock.
  • Order operating supplies and small wares as needed.
  • Receive weekly food and non-food supply orders.
  • Assist Health & Nutrition Supervisor in planning well balanced and nutritious menus.
  • Ensure proper storage of supplies and foodstuffs according to local health code regulations and HACCP procedures.
  • Assist with the maintenance of food service facilities, equipment, and storage areas in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Attend and participate in extracurricular Head Start events as requested.
  • Facilitate and participate in the development of child/parent nutrition education programs.
  • Prepare meals for children with special diets and diet modifications
  • Deliver meals from central kitchen to other centers.
  • Perform minor maintenance on Head Start delivery vehicle.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.


Qualifications for Success

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: Two years of high-volume institutional-based cooking environment (schools, correctional and health care facilities).
  • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED. Preferred requirement: Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, Related Food Service, Nutrition or equivalent experience.
  • License or Certificate: Must have a valid Colorado Drivers License
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check and Central Registry check.
  • Other:
    • Must complete physical examination and TB test upon hire.
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50 pounds, withstand exposure to heat, cleaning chemicals, noise, and hazards from kitchen appliances.

Application Instructions

Please apply for this position by following the link provided below. A new window will open on your screen and you will be directed to the Adams County Government employment website. From there, please follow the application directions provided. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW THE AD ON JOBING.COM!

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