Early Learning Indiana Cook in Indianapolis, Indiana

JOB SUMMARYThe Day Early Learning cook prepares nutritionally-balanced, attractive, family-style meals for children and staff. The cook implements menus taking into account the center budget, the foods in season, local availability and state and federal nutritional requirements for children. Keeps an accurate inventory of supplies and orders replacement of supplies as needed.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPrepare, or follow prepared, menus or other directives by Early Learning Indiana to ensure correct amounts and kinds of foods are providedMaintain an inventory of staples on hand; take inventory of freezer, refrigerator, and staples before ordering foodRequest appropriate amounts of ingredients based on designed menusCheck food deliveries against ordersStore food appropriately before preparation in refrigerator, freezer, bins, cupboards, etc. (Label and date all items stored in refrigerator, freezer and dry storage.)Keep storeroom orderly and rotate items for freshness.Prepare all foods using methods that maintain food value and freshnessPrepare suitable quantity of food following CACFP guidelines so there are neither consistent run-outs, nor excessive leftoversRecord amounts of food used dailyWash and sterilize dishes and all utensils according to sanitary regulationsRegulate temperature for refrigerators and freezers and report problems with equipment immediatelyFollow regular cleaning schedule of kitchen and kitchen equipment; assist in special cleaning of kitchen equipmentObserve safety rulesPrepare foods as needed for parent meetings, receptions, etc.Prepare and deliver food to classrooms; Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Snack 9:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m., lay out items for p.m. snack.Turn in menus weekly with substitutions noted; turns in invoices immediately to director so can be paid in a timely fashionAdheres to the budget outlined by management.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma (or the equivalent).ServeSafe food handlers training required within 90 days.ServeSafe food handlers certification preferred.