Head Cook for Rising Stars, Bozeman

$35,000 - $40,000 yearly
  • Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, Inc.
  • Bozeman, MT
  • Nov 05, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Family Promise Rising Stars Early Learning Center Head Cook will plan, prepare and provide meals for children and staff within the center.


Job Description

Title:                           Head Cook  

Classification:           Exempt; Salary

Reports to:                 Early Learning Center Director and Assistant Director

Schedule:                   Mon-Friday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm


What We’re Looking For:

  • Passion for providing healthy and wholesome meals to children and staff in a learning center environment
  • Authentic, engaging, compassionate and flexible
  • General knowledge of menu planning, meal preparation, and ability to maintain a clean and safe food environment



The Early Learning Center Head Cook will uphold our Vision and Mission statements:

  • The Family Promise Rising Starts Early Learning Center is a community-based center that will provide developmentally appropriate child care and ealy learning opportunities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • The mission of Family Promise Rising Starts Early Learning Center is to help families in our community achieve sustainable independence by offering a safe, trusting, accepting, respectful secure learning environment for their children, while offering family programming geared towards the unique needs of the families we serve.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks for all classrooms
  • Prepare weekly menus that reflect all CACFP Meal Pattern Charts
  • Make weekly food orders through vendors
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen, including all food storage areas
    • Make sure all thermometers are working properly
    • Ensure all food items are checked for expiration dates
    • Wash and sanitize all dishes
    • Clean the entire kitchen and appliances throughout the day
    • Remove trash and recyclables daily
    • Organize and put away all groceries, food orders and non-food items
  • Operate dishwashing machine, ovens, and other kitchen appliances
  • Complete Food Production, Meal Participation, Attendance, and Claim Reimbursement Records for CACFP
  • Trains Assistant Cook and potential substitutes in all aspects of the cook’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as required in a willing and pleasant manner.
  • Build positive relationships and communicate in a respectful manner with families, children, team members, administration, Board of Directors, and the communities in which we serve




Required Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Basic cooking skills
  • Certification in first-aid and CRP training including child first-aid and CPR or will acquire within 30 days of hire
  • Experience planning, preparing, and serving meals to 100+ kids and adults
  • Have 4 hours of food and nutrition training or will acquire within 30 days of hire
  • Must possess the ability to keep accurate reports and records


  • Maintain a high standard of professionalism
  • Ability to relate to a diverse, and sometimes vulnerable, population
  • Great time management
  • Working well as a team or independently

Ability to

  • Work in a dynamic environment with multiple distractions involving children of all ages
  • Physical ability to remain on feet for extended periods of time, lift and carry up to 25 pounds
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other facility staff and center families
  • Maintain a strict confidentiality policy of records and information of families, staff, and children
  • Be committed to helping the facility provide the highest quality care and learning environment
  • Be flexible during tasks, understanding that this unique environment will demand change frequently
  • Be dedicated to Rising Stars vision and mission
  • Work well with students of various needs and abilities 

Position Benefits

  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Medical
  • Dental

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