Cook | Chef for Educational Childcare & Preschool

Seattle, Washington, United States | Full-time


We are hiring a Full-Time Cook for the Kiddie Academy of Seattle, an Educational Childcare and Preschool.

Job Description:

Our goal is to serve nutritious, wholesome meals and snacks cooked using as many fresh/local/organic ingredients as practically possible. We are looking for a full time chef who loves to cook healthy, delicious meals that will appeal to the palate of toddlers to five years old children at our academy.

The cook will have freedom, full control and responsibility for planning and preparation of meals and snacks in our state-of-the-art dream kitchen designed for a professional chef.

The cook will work from Monday to Friday and enjoy weekends off ! A typical workday will start at 7:00 AM and finish between 3:00 - 4:00 PM, leaving rest of the evening open!

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and prepares snacks and meals in accordance with posted menus and nutrition regulations.
  • Determines meal and snack count and distributes food to each classroom.
  • Removes trays and leftovers from classrooms and disposes accordingly.
  • Performs weekly food and supply inventory; submits list of needed items to Management.
  • Orders food and supply items from approved supplier, within budget set by Management.
  • Checks-in supply deliveries to ensure accuracy of order placed.
  • Ensures that all state and local health department, licensing, safety and nutritional requirements are met; follows standards of personal hygiene, safety, and sanitation and ensures that other staff in kitchen do the same.
  • Keeps kitchen, including appliances, cabinets and all inventory, organized and clean.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training sessions, and academy events as requested.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years of cooking experience
  • Experience in cooking for a school/pre-school will be a plus
  • Strong customer service mindset
  • Food training in sanitation, food safety, nutrition, food preparation
  • Food Handler's Permit as required by WA state

Why join us?

We have a great team, a wonderful work environment and we offer great benefits to our full-time employees, including:

  • Great salary.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, without any waiting period
  • Life insurance
  • Upto Three (3) Weeks paid time off
  • Eight (8) paid federal holidays
  • Company paid Professional development support including paid training and professional subscriptions ..and much more. Visit our brand new academy and learn more.

About Kiddie Academy:

Kiddie Academy® is a leader in educationally focused child cares for more than 30 years. Kiddie Academy redefined childcare by creating a place where fun and learning go hand in hand.

Our group own and operates several Kiddie Academy Educational Childcare franchise locations in Seattle region (Kiddie Academy of Kirkland and Kiddie Academy of Mill Creek) and we are growing!

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • full time: 3 years