Wise Scholars

Kitchen Cook

Reference ID : 114441
Location : Chesapeake, VA
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



Kitchen Cook Position Description

The cook plans and prepares meals that meet proper nutritional requirements. They ensure that food is stored and handled properly and that the kitchen and all its equipment are cleaned thoroughly and kept sanitary. The cook is responsible for keeping logs to track cleaning duties, preparing menus, purchasing food, and keeping receipts.


Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Prepare weekly menus that reflect all state requirements.
  • Work with the administration team for approval.
  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks for all classrooms.
  • Serve meals to each classroom on time, at the appropriate temperature.
  • Know allergies and provide substitute food items for those children.
  • Work with staff to collect meal numbers before food preparation of each meal.
  • Prepare appropriate amounts of food for each classroom, with amounts served meeting state guidelines.
  • Maintain daily production reports.
  • Make weekly food orders through vendors.
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen, including all food storage areas.
  • Make sure all thermometers are working properly.
  • Ensure all food items are checked for expiration dates.
  • Wash and sanitize all dishes.
  • Clean the entire kitchen and appliances throughout the day.
  • Remove trash and recyclables daily.
  • Organize and put away all groceries, food orders, and non-food items.
  • Turn in all kitchen expense receipts to the administration team.
  • Know and follow the mission of the center.
  • Protect the privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to families, children, team members, and administration.
  • Build positive relationships and communicate in a respectful manner with families, children, team members, administration, and the communities in which we serve.


  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Must clear full background check.
  • Complete TB skin test within thirty days of hire.
  • Wear a hairnet while in the kitchen.
  • Food Service Experience
  • Have Current City/State Food Handlers or Food Manager Certificate
  • Be able to lift to forty pounds.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.·
  • High school diploma/GED

Nice To Haves

Previous Food Service in Daycare Experience

USDA Food Program/KidKare Knowledge

Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Chesapeake, VA

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