The Morrissey Family Businesses
  • 16-Oct-2018 to 15-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Circles of Learning
  • Rockford, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Circles of Learning, voted best child care in 2017 What Rocks Rockford, is seeking a full-time Cook.

Eligible candidates will be responsible for the following including but not limited to: 

  • Planning and preparing foods in accordance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Licensing Standards Section 407.330, the United States Department of Agriculture serving and nutritional requirements and Department of Public Health Rules and Regulations.
  • Preparing food and supply orders necessary to prepare the planned menus for the number of enrolled children and program staff.
  • Planning meals far enough ahead to minimize the need for food substitutions; when substitutions are necessary, with prior approval, purchases and serves food of equivalent nutritional value.
  • Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary and safe kitchen (Section 407.330.d & e).
  • With the guidance of the Site Director, modifies menus and recipes and prepares foods to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers and the medical and feeding needs of children with disabilities or food allergies (Section 407 Appendix D).
  • Delivers foods from the kitchen to the classrooms ready to be served as suitable for the children's age and development (Section 407 Appendix D & E).
  • Delegates duties to the Assistant Cook(s) for efficient functioning of food service program.
  • Conducts monthly inventory of all food and non-food items.
  • Assures the proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; identifies equipment needs for food preparation and service and assists in purchasing as needed.
  • Attends and participates in trainings and continuing education, career and professional development opportunities.

All applicants must have Food Sanitation Certification with at least 6 months of experience. Circles of Learning offer benefits to permanent full-time employees which include: tuition reimbursement, retirement and very affordable employee health insurance. To interview to join our award winning team and enjoy outstanding benefits, please apply here or send your resume to

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