Job Locations US-FL-Ocala
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Customer Service/Support
    USD $8.63/Hr.
  • Overview

    Responsible for planning, preparing and serving nutritious meals and snacks to the children in the Center, as well as, responsible for kitchen sanitation and cleanliness.  The Cook must also complete mandatory USDA Food Grant paperwork on a daily and monthly basis.


    At the College of Central Florida, our vision is "To be the first choice for quality higher education in our community." We aim to accomplish this by providing a caring and exceptional learning environment that fosters the success of our students and community. Candidates considering becoming part of the CF family must be able to embrace and model this philosophy in their day-to-day responsibilities and demonstrate our standards: professional, responsive, informative, dependable and engaged.



    • Prepare hot/cold food as scheduled with the posted menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Follow menu specifications as developed by the USDA Food Program and Manager
    • Maintain proper portion controls per menu specifications.
    • Maintain a daily inventory for all items served.  Replenish this inventory on a weekly basis as needed.
    • Maintain all assigned work areas ensuring cleanliness.
    • Maintain kitchen equipment.
    • Keep all food used at/in kitchen area safe and properly stored.
    • Clean and sanitize all dishes and kitchen area.
    • Follow established procedures in relation to safety and sanitation as established by DCF Child Care Licensing and Department of Health.
    • Practice personal hygiene and grooming standards.
    • Abide by dress code set forth by Child Care Center.
    • Prepare grocery orders and other supplies that may be needed for all over the Center.
    • Ensure pantry is properly stocked.
    • Prepare reports for USDA Food Grant program.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)



    • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
    • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
    • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
    • Light(up to 15 pounds) lifting Reaching
    • Walking
    • Standing
    • Sifting
    • Bending
    • Tasting


    • Works in a food service environment
    • Heat
    • Grease or oils
    • Cleaning solutions
    • Chemicals

    (Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)


    High school diploma required.  Must have or must obtain a Food Safety Manager’s Certification within six months of hire.


    Requires a minimum of one year experience in the field of food service or nutrition with infants and/or children.


    Able to prepare large quantities of food at each meal.  Prepare menu items for each meal based upon the USDA Food Grant Standards and Policies.  Must be able to multi task between food duties and administrative responsibilities.  Must have a vehicle with valid license and insurance to shop for center food and supplies.  Exhibit positive social skills and customer service skills while dealing with parents, staff, distributors, colleagues and/or students.


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