School Food Service Cook

"We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members."

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer


School Food Service Cook 

Plan and prepare nutritionally balanced meals that meet the federal programs that provide healthy food to children (National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program). Work closely with the Burlington School Food Project who administers the school food program. The cook also interacts with students during meal times, talking with them about food education.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares food by following proper food safety and sanitation procedures
  • Works with direction from Burlington School Food Project to prepare various fruits and vegetables for all meals
  • Prepares for serving meals to customers, cleaning of kitchen and equipment, and washing dishes, pots, utensils, etc.
  • Creates and prepares menu and other items that reflect both a variety and an understanding of nutritious meals for kids
  • Orders and purchases supplies, staying within budget
  • Engage in positive, healthy interactions with students
  • Attends scheduled staff/faculty meetings
Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with food preparation, ordering of food and supplies
  • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle

Structure:

  • This is a part time position, 24 hours per week
  • Starting at $16.44/hour 
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Benefits:

• Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
• Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
• Two Dental options through Delta Dental
• Vision Insurance
• Employer 401(k) contributions
• Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
• Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
• Childcare Stipend
• Employee Assistance Program
• Employee referral program with financial payment
• Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
• Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
• Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.