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Cook, Early Childhood Education

Company: Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community's greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms is currently seeking candidates for the Cook position in our Early Childhood Education Day Cares in the Bronx, NY. The primary responsibility of the Cook is to oversee the dietary needs of children by preparing
nutritious meals daily. The Cook will also keep maintenance of the cleanliness and safety in all areas of food handling, appliances, storage of supplies, and cooking utensils space, as in accordance with NYC Dept. of Health and NYS OCFS requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans menus in accordance with mandated standards and nutrition guidelines
  • Obtains menu approvals
  • Orders and maintains food in order to ensure quality and cost control.
  • Maintains proper storage, labeling, dating, and control of waste.
  • Prepares and serves food.
  • Keeps accurate records of purchases, inventory, meals served, and food production reports.
  • Supervises the proper maintenance of equipment, kitchen, and pantry area.
  • Maintains good sanitation and safety practices, including personal hygiene.
  • Participates in food-related learning activities including classroom participation in introducing new foods to children and other food-related learning experiences.
  • Participate and assist in planning for parent nutrition and consumer education.
  • Attends training, workshops, and seminars pertaining to food preparation and nutrition.
  • Fully cleans the kitchen daily
  • Creates and maintains menus
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED or relevant vocational training/certifications required
  • 1-2 years of experience in food handling and preparation.
  • Food Protection Certificate required
  • First Aid and CPR training required and recertified as needed


It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and
applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individuals perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading,
transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including
but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the
ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites
of Sheltering Arms. Must be able to thrive in a high temperature environment. Physical and PPD clearance required.

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Keywords: Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc., New Rochelle , Cook, Early Childhood Education, Other , Bronx, New York

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