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Head Cook, Early Childhood Education

Location: New York, NY

Department: Early Childhood Education

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Early Childhood Education Head Cook - Bronx, NY

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms’ Early Childhood Education Program serves working families in the community, and our eleven Day Care Centers meet a growing need for high quality, affordable early education. Our dedicated educators guide children through hands-on learning activities and a constantly growing set of innovations, such as mental health support and exposure to the arts. Our model is informed by New York’s Common Core learning standards and the Creative Curriculum, ensuring that children gain the early literacy, math, and cognitive skills they will need to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.

Sheltering Arms is currently seeking Head Cook candidates to oversee the dietary needs of children by preparing nutritious meals daily, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. This is a Full time positions available in the Bronx.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and serving food for children; supervising the proper cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen, equipment, and pantry area, daily; maintaining sanitation and safety practices, including personal hygiene
  • Creating, maintaining, and planning menus; ordering/maintaining food, including proper storage, labeling, dating, and control of waste
  • Maintaining records of purchases, inventory, meals served, and food production reports, etc.
  • Participating in food related learning activities, including in the classroom, and planning for parent nutrition and consumer education
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED or relevant vocational trainings/certifications required
  • Food Preparation Training/Food Handler’s Certificate required
  • 1-2 years of experience in food handling and preparation
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment, without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status in all employment decisions, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


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