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Cook (Head) - Red Lake Head Start Program



Cook (Head)

Red Lake Head Start Program

Open: Monday, September 10, 2012

Closes: Friday, September 21, 2012

Primary Function:

Prepare nutritious snacks and meals for the Red Lake Nation Headstart children according to established food guidelines; maintain a safe and sanitary kitchen area. Plan menus to meet nutritional requirements of children served; prepare snacks and meals in accordance with nutritionally balanced menu and number of children served; ensure that all snacks and meals meet USDA requirements. This is a full-time position under the supervision of the Head Start Director. Salary DOQ.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

• Under general supervision on the Headstart Director.

• Prepare nutritious snacks and meals on a daily basis according to USDA required guidelines.

• Complete and maintain accurate records of food services.

• Provide nutritional habits education.

• Operate standard kitchen equipment.

• Serve as an appropriate model to the children.

• Maintain daily food count for production.

• Adapt meals accordingly to any special needs for the child(ren).

• Maintain daily inventory of food supplies and equipment.

• Estimates daily, weekly needs and orders/purchases food, supplies and equipment.

• Practice safety and sanitation in preparation and storage of foods.

• Clean and maintain the food preparation and storage areas and equipment.

• Wash dishes, pots, and pan, etc.

• Sanitize tables, chairs, and kitchen equipment.

• Provide guidance and direction to Cook Assistants.

• Perform additional duties as requested by Director.


• High School Diploma or GED equivalent. (Attached copy w/Application)

• Two (2) years of experience in large scale institutional cooking.

• Experience which provides the capabilities to perform the described duties.

• Knowledge of established regulations and guidelines concerning food/meal preparation and services.

• Must possess a Food Handler’s Permit/Certificate. (Attached copy w/Application)

• Must pass a criminal background check investigation (fingerprinting and assessment).

• Must pass a physical examination with tuberculosis (TB) clearance prior to employment.

• Must possess a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate and First Aid Certificate. (Attached copy w/Application)

• Must submit and pass drug test prior to commencing employment and random drug testing.

• Compliance with the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians’ Policies and Procedures Manual.

• Indian Preference for enrolled Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Indian descent, per federal law.

To Apply: Applications (resumes w/application) are accepted at Red Lake Human Resources Department - P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 - (218) 679-1847 * (218) 679-4176 Fax *.


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