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Nutrition Services Provider II - Cook

  • Next Door Foundation
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Position Overview

The Nutrition Service Provider II will assist the Nutrition Service Team in completing daily requirements for food services per DPI/CACFP guidelines and follow guidelines from the Head Start Performance Standards. This position is either a 10-month or a 12-month position depending on site location.


  • Follows menu guidelines and adjusts when necessary due to an availability of menu items or for an individual child’s needs.
  • Understands and uses child nutritional needs and age-specific portion sizes to prepare meals in accordance with Head Start and CACFP guidelines.
  • Follows established recipes.
  • Ensures that breakfast, lunch, and snack meals are prepared and delivered according to the daily scheduled time.
  • Ensures kitchen staff understands and strictly adheres to health, safety, food handling, and sanitation requirements before, during, and after meal preparation
  • Assists in delivery of food to classrooms and removal of dirty dishes from classrooms as needed.
  • Assist with dishwashing as needed.
  • Works with agency staff to provide food for meetings and special events.
  • Assist with checking food deliveries for accuracy, safety, and quality.
  • Assist with putting away and storing food items once they are delivered.
  • Maintains appropriate cleanliness of all kitchen materials and supplies as required.
  • Creates a positive, harmonious, and professional atmosphere in the workplace.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Must be willing to continue education.
  • Perform all other duties as requested and assigned by supervisor.

Accountability and Performance Requirement

All staff members are accountable for knowing and performing the responsibilities associated with their individual position in an efficient and effective manner, understanding that each of us plays an integral role in the success of our mission.  All staff will support the agency mission, vision, standards of conduct/code of ethics and strategic directions and support administrative decisions.  This must demonstrated by maintaining a positive work environment, and by behaving and communicating in an appropriate manner with children, families, coworkers, supervisors and the public while achieving performance expectations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a food service position with related duties.
  • Experience in preparing culturally diverse foods for groups.
  • Food Manager Certification in the State of Wisconsin.  If not certified at the time of hire, NDF will pay for necessary coursework within 6 months of employment.
  • Ability and desire to effectively work with low-income children and their families
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Must possess current CPR certification at all times.  If not certified at time of hire, NDF will provide training.
  • Must be willing to have a tuberculosis skin test at the time of hire and every 2 years thereafter.
  • Successfully pass a physical examination that verifies the employee is free from communicable disease and is physically able to perform required job responsibilities. Required every 2 years thereafter.
  • Successfully pass the Caregiver Background Check.

Special Position Requirements

  • Have a valid serve safe certification.
  • Have knowledge of FIFO.


  • At least 2 years’ experience cooking in a high volume, fast paced kitchen.

Work Requirements

  • Other duties as assigned.

Safety and Health

Next Door is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the well-being and health of its employees. An essential part of each employees’ job is the development of safe working practices and the observance of safety rules, including:

  • Following safety warnings and directions at all times.
  • Using personal safety devices when required.
  • Reporting any unsafe conditions to supervisor.
  • Following process for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Reporting unsupervised children, after ensuring child’s safety.
  • Implement active supervision practices at all times, including transition times.
  • Ensure knowledge of each assigned child’s location at all times.

Physical Demands   

  • Primarily active work; occasionally lifting up, holding or moving up to 50 lbs.

Physical Activity      

  • Bending, stooping, kneeling, sitting on the floor, walking/transporting, handling, reaching, climbing, balancing, crouching, crawling, talking and speaking clearly, hearing conversation level, tasting, smelling and seeing.

Work Environment

  • Mainly kitchen setting with occasional delivery of food to classrooms.
  • Occasional off site travel, when needed to work at a different site.
  • Ability to tolerate frequent changes in temperature, hot/cold.


  • Ability to make frequent, significant decisions to understand and react to the development process of children. 
  • Ability to respond quickly and competently to an emergency or crisis situation in order to keep children safe.