Pine Forest Children's Center

Food Program Manager & Chef

Reference ID : 109799
Location : Burlington, VT
Category : Restaurant/Food Services
Job Type : Part Time



At Pine Forest Children's Center we believe in hiring great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, because it makes our school stronger and our learning opportunities richer. We are seeking a part time Food Program Manager to join our dedicated teaching community who are committed to supporting children’s growth and development by providing healthy food choices, nutrition education, and garden to table activities.

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Do you want to work in an environment where everyone is comfortable sharing their authentic whole selves?

Pine Forest Children's Center (PFCC) has been providing high quality early childhood education for a diverse community of families in the South End of Burlington since 1988. We pride ourselves on our ability to partner with families to help children grow to the best of their abilities. PFCC is a multi-faceted community which values imagination, integrity, curiosity and responsibility in children and adults. 

The Food Program Manager is responsible for preparing and serving lunch and afternoon snacks to approximately 70 children aged 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The Food Program Manager also has the opportunity to engage in nutrition education for the children at the Pine Forest Children's Center. The hours are 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Please send a resume and cover letter to Christina Goodwin.


Job responsibilities:

*Menu planning (according to CACFP guidelines)

*Food purchasing and ordering, including Costco pick up once a week

*Documentation of food served, and supporting CACFP paperwork

*Food prep (chopping, mixing, portioning, etc.)

*Cooking lunch and preparing snack that meets CACFP guidelines 

*Working with families to accommodate and understand children's allergies

*Making baby food purees

*Maintaining clean workspace throughout the day

*Interacting with children about food/nutrition

*Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting food preparation dishes and surfaces



Food prep/cooking experience

Passion for childhood nutrition

Hardworking and motivated

Reliable and professional

Must be able to provide own transportation to center (on Flynn Ave) and to Costco

*ServeSafe Certification (or willing to become certified)

*Knowledge of CACFP guidelines (or willing to learn)

Physical Requirements

        Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, climbing stairs, and kneeling.


*16 paid vacation days (accumulate throughout the year)

*16 paid holidays

*9 paid full day professional development days

*5 paid on site staff meetings.

*18 hours of professional development paid by the employer- can be applied toward coursework.

*Vision Insurance

*Dental Insurance


*EAP Benefits

*Employer Funded Retirement

*Short & Long Term Disability

*Life Insurance

*Being a part of an amazing community, and making a difference EVERY DAY!

Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Restaurant/Food Services
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Burlington, VT

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