Cook - Headstart (457)

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Location:  Oaklyn, NJ

Work Status:  Full Time 

Position Summary:

Center For Family Service is seeking an experienced Cook to join our Mosaic Early Learning Program. This position will be responsible for preparation and services of meals, receiving and storing of food and supplies, and sanitation related to these activities.  This individual exercises good judgement in preparation and services of meals and performs clerical functions of reports and inventory.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

The Cook understands Mosaic Early Learning Performance standards and local regulations, oversees the processing and storage of food related items as they are delivered, participates in internal and external audits and performance improvement activities, and enters meal counts and other information as needed into COPA.  This individual turns in menu alterations to supervisor, checks email regularly and replies to requests as necessary, ensures food is ordered on time and served at the appropriate temperature, and interacts with children daily to ascertain whether they like the meals served.  The Cook provides all food service in accordance with the Child Nutrition Program and Board of Health Standards, complies with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation, and ensures all necessary items are in stock, not expired, and properly stored.  The Cook consults regularly with the dietitian to ensure all nutrition and special dietary needs are met and conducts self as a role model in interactions with staff, colleagues and funding sources in accordance with Center For Family Services' Code of Ethics. 


  • High School Diploma, 2 years Culinary Arts Degree preferred
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification required
  • 2 years' experience working in a commercial kitchen environment. 
  • Maintain First Aid and CPR certifications 
  • Excellent driving skills and current driver's license with a driving record of at least three years 
  • Vehicle with current insurance and registration

At the Center for Family Services our employees are our greatest resource and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

About Employment at Center For Family Services Apply and get hired at Center For Family Services, a leader in the non-profit sector and named as a top workplace in the region since 2010. As part of our team, you will be recognized as our most valuable resource. Our staff balance best practices with personalized care. Together our team makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. If you're interested in a rewarding career, Center For Family Services is a great place to grow as a professional. For more information about our top workplace, please visit Center For Family Services website at

Disclaimer Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages.