• Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Trained and experienced in cooking for large groups of various ages.
  • Ability to relate well to children and staff.
  • Meet required health standards; physical exams.
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds, bending, kneeling and standing for long periods of time.
  • Food Protection Manager Certificate (ServSafe) as required by the Massachusetts Food Establishment Regulations.


  • Design, implement and serve standardized recipes to prepare breakfast lunch and snack for centers following USDA guidelines.
  • Plans, develops and implements the daily routine to prepare and serve fresh quality food in a timely manner to meet requirements of service.
  • Maintains and adjusts meals to meet food accommodations while complying with Child Meal Patterns.
  • Supervises food safety procedures; including cooking, holding, serving and storing foods at proper food safe temperatures.
  • Supervises proper health standards of all applicable State and local laws and regulations. This includes but not limited to washing and sanitizing dishes, workstations and kitchen equipment.
  • Places food and paper goods order using the food buying guide and takes inventory of delivery when received.
  • Maintains all records to submit to Nutrition Outreach Coordinator/Fiscal Department for food orders, inventory, monthly menus, temperature logs, and production records.
  • Carries out other duties designated by Center Director and/or Nutrition Outreach Coordinator.
  • Attends all required trainings.
  • Maintains a sound, positive working relationship with parents, staff and other individuals in the center.



Job Type: Full- Time (40 Hours)

Pay: $16.72 per hour

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, MA 01118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

LOCATION: 255 King Street, Springfield, MA – (In person)