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Acelero Learning Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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The mission of Acelero Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.
Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services through our three business units, all focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. With over $50 million in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.

Employment Duration:

Full time


Acelero Learning Wisconsin

The Cook is responsible for food preparation and production tasks in a Head Start Program serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.


Understands Nutritious Cooking: "Serves meals that are nutritious and that take into consideration children's various cultures and individual nutritional needs.

  • Understand and use USDA, Head Start, and CACFP guidelines to prepare nutritious meals for children.
  • Understand and strictly adheres to health, safety, food handling, and sanitation requirements in the kitchen at all times.
  • Prepare assigned menu and make adjustments when necessary due to availability of menu items or for an individual child's needs.
  • Portion food for family style dining at the center and for distribution to other sites.
  • Maintain food service record-keeping and reporting as directed by supervisor.
  • Conduct weekly inventory of food and supplies
  • Check food deliveries for accuracy and quality. Notify supervisor when an item is missing or of poor quality.
  • Store food and supplies properly. Date all canned, boxed, and bagged foods. Use the FIFO method of storage and usage.
  • Monitor and maintain proper food temperatures.
  • Monitor and maintain proper temperatures of all refrigerators and freezers.
  • Maintain appropriate cleanliness of all kitchen materials and supplies as required.
  • Follow procedure for special diets associated with food allergies and or other concerns. Prepare alternate menu items as needed.

Food Services
  • Prepares and serves family-style meals for children, volunteers, and staff, ensuring delivery to each classroom.
  • Store food and supplies properly.
  • Perform physical inventory of equipment and/or supplies.
  • Daily Food Delivery: Responsible to ensure that food is received at the proper temperature, and in the correct amounts ordered.
  • Take the temperature of cooked food that will be transported, to make sure it has the holding temperature of 140 For above for hot food, and below 40F for cold food Maintain the safety of the environment, for staff and children.
  • Wash and store dishes.
  • Clean and sanitize food transport carrier daily.
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen at all times.
  • Ensure disposal of garbage each school day.
  • Maintain, and be aware of, center allergies and concerns.
  • Ensure that every child with a documented food allergy receives the correct substitution.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • ServSafe Certification or obtain such certification within 3 months
  • Experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups.
  • Basic computer literacy in email, word processing, and internet navigation.
  • Knowledge of early childhood nutrition.
  • Able to lift and move heavy and/or bulky objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must pass physical examination, and all Head Start/licensing required background ch ecks.

This is a full time position, hourly rate: $14.29

Location: 7833 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.

Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-29
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