• Full Time
  • New York

Harlem Children's Zone

We are currently seeking a Cook to work in our Promise Academy Charter School. The work hours are between 6 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and will be an excellent a team player.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Clean and inspect equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation
Serve food using proper portion sizes to staff and students
Develop at least two (2) full menus with recipes that will be incorporated into the current menu cycle (i.e. special dietary and/or nutritional restrictions)
Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry
Work collaboratively with all HCZ departments, including volunteers and external partners
Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment
Assist with maintenance of the organic rooftop garden
Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent is required with at least 2 years prep or line cook experience
Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures
NYC Department of Health Certificate is required
Must be able to pass an extensive background check
Must be self-motivated and organized, and able to take direction
Must have strong English language communication skills in order to speak, read, and understand basic cooking directions
Commitment to quality service, and food and beverage knowledge
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and withstand exposure to cold, heat, and water
Ability to lift 30lbs repeatedly throughout the day

How to Apply:
To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Please be sure to enter “Cook, Kitchen Position” in the subject of the email.


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