Annie Malone Children & Family Services
  • 11-May-2020 to 2020-07-10 (CST)
  • Operations
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Varies based on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance

We have an exciting opportunity for a Food Service Coordinator (Cook) that takes pride in creating tasty and nutritious meals maximizing customer satisfaction. THIS POSITION PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT ALL YEAR, INCLUDING SUMMER.


Schedule: This person would work M-F from approximately 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with slight adjustments tailored to the needs of the agency. This position is full-time, 40 hours each week. Flexibility is crucial; punctuality and consistent attendance is also a must.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a trained Food Services Coordinator (Cook) to administer the food services in a multiple-site program according to policies and procedures, and federal/state requirements. The Food Services Coordinator position is responsible for preparing 3 meals and snacks a day for 60-80 children, as well as food for agency events. This is a great position for someone who is burned out on working nights and weekends, and who wants to be part of a caring community serving children. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

Food Preparation:

  • In-depth understanding of regulatory requirements concerning food safety and food preparation.
  • Prepare a variety of appetizing and nutritious meals according to standards and menus in accordance with childcare industry regulatory requirements.
  • Store leftover food in proper containers.
  • Maintain USDA meal records and counts, also maintain daily City Food Program records.
  • Plan and analyze menus for all locations to ensure DESE, and USDA Meal Pattern and nutritional agreements are met
  • Maintain a purchasing system consistent with USDA and state purchasing guidelines
  • Ensure that any customization to the menu for children is done according to DESE and USDA guidelines
  • Monitors and administers the food services budget by reviewing and authorizing all program food related expenditures

Food Safety and Kitchen Cleanliness:

  • Store food and supplies in accordance with health department regulations
  • Perform assigned kitchen task in accordance with standard kitchen practices while following established agency policies, safety, and sanitation regulations
  • Properly clean and disinfect the kitchen environment according to agency and Department of Health standards
  • Ensure that no one with signs of illness (including vomiting, diarrhea, open infectious skin sores), or who is known to be infected with bacteria or viruses that can be carried in food, is responsible for food handling.

Adherence to Food Restrictions/Guardian Communication:

  • Properly inform parents/guardians of all ingredients in the menu for allergy and food intolerance reasons.
  • Partner with parents/guardians to answer their questions or concerns.

Food and Supplies Procurement:

  • Maintain an inventory of food and items in the kitchen.
  • Prepare the weekly food order list
  • Track all purchases and track actual expenses against weekly budget provided by program leadership
  • For incidental purchases, shop for items in the most cost-effective manner
  • Demonstrate fiscal and fiduciary responsibility with agency credit cards, checks, and resources.


  • The kitchen staff shall monitor and be held accountable for ensuring:
    • Food served according to published schedules.
    • Menu changes are minimal (defined as no more than 2 times per month)
    • Food is cooked in a safe manner using thermometers for quality control and safe handling procedures
    • Adhering to portion control standards, and can appropriately resolve issues when they arise


  • Trained in Safe Crisis Management (SCM)
  • Support facilities during evacuation by assisting with removal of children from the building
  • All other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 3 years of experience in a school, residential, institution food services program or a comparable setting
  • Must have Hepatitis A vaccine series
  • Safe Serv Certification
  • National Food Service Industry Institute Sanitation Certification
  • Considerable knowledge of quantity food production and serving techniques, food safety/sanitation
  • Strong knowledge of food service program requirements and dietetic nutrition requirements
  • Strong computer skills to maintain records and complete reports, including web-based reporting.
  • Must possess a Valid Driver's License required
  • Must have current automobile insurance for transporting clients
  • Willingness to obtain a Class E Driver's License within 30 days of hire required
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


Competency-Based Requirements:

  • Ability to interpret a nutrient analysis spreadsheet
  • Ability written and oral communication skills.
  • requirements and procedures.
  • An understanding of food service program finances
  • Demonstrates and interest in children and the meal program
  • Accepting leadership feedback; ability to effectively implement changes as necessary


Working Conditions:

Commuting between multiple site location daily and work continually in cafeteria 6-8 hrs per day.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

No phone calls please.
 Only complete applications will be considered for employment.  Applications can be completed at


Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center provides equal employment and social service opportunity to all regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, ability, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

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