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Chef- Preschool

Highlands Academy
Posted: 09/09/2021
Salary/Range: $17 per hour, benefits after 60 days, paid time off and school closures
Highlands Neighborhood, Denver

Highlands Academy Chef

General Position Description:
The chef supervises food preparation and serves meals and snacks to center children. Additionally, the cook is responsible for
maintenance, cleanliness, inventory and safety of the kitchen. This position reports to the Operations Coordinator.
Key Responsibilities
● Plan menus in accordance with nutritional guidelines and food restrictions meeting with the director monthly or more
to ensure children’s needs are being met as well as other kitchen needs
● Shop from Costco and Sprouts weekly
● Order and shop for food and related supplies to ensure a well-stocked kitchen
● Maintain a valid driver’s license
● Prepare, cook and deliver meals to classrooms on a time schedule co-created by teachers and chef
● Maintain hygiene and safety of kitchen in accordance with state licensing requirements
● Follow all center policies and state regulations, maintain ongoing professional interactions
● Provide nutrition information to parents and staff about the menu items, as needed
● Plan cooking and nutrition activities for the children and classroom
● Build a recipe book that can be used by future schools kitchens and chefs with a revolving menu
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
● 1 – 2 years of professional experience in food service; preferably in child care or institutional setting (preferred)
● Basic math skills for measuring and portioning
● Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification (can be done within first 30 days of employment)
● Must clear full background check
● Must pass health screening
Educational Requirements
● Food handlers license, coursework on food prep and storage. Universal Precautions updated yearly
Physical Requirements
● Ability to lift 30 lbs.
● Stand for long periods of time
● Move as the position requires
Employment Type
● Hours between 8:00 am- 2:00pm, Monday through Friday
● Benefits after 60 days of employment
● Paid Time Off, and School Closures
● $17 per hour

To Apply: Cara Benton,, (720) 855-3900 ext:100