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Prep Cook - Part Time

companyFlance Early Learning Center
locationSt. Louis, MO, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Prep Cook - Part Time - $15/hr

Reports to: Chef

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Status: Part Time Gender: Any

Shift: 8:00am-1:00pm


The Flance Early Learning Center is a diverse early childhood community that respects and nurtures children and adults in a trusting culture of love, empathy, compassion, and joy. An integral part of our mission and practice is to develop partnerships with families and community organizations that prepare and empower children to embrace learning, a strong sense of self, and social connection as essential tools for growth and achievement.

Overall Responsibility

The Prep Cook assists the chef in preparing and cooking large quantities of food for the children and staff of Flance Early Learning Center. Responsible for ensuring the timely washing and cleaning of tableware, pots, pans, and cooking/kitchen equipment. Ensures the sanitation & cleanliness of kitchen.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Retrieve carts and obtain student numbers in the morning
  • Deliver food items to classrooms


  • Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safety and efficiently
  • Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes
  • Follow recipes and presentation specifications
  • Practice good safety and sanitation


  • Cleans and organizes the kitchen and equipment
  • Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils and other cooking equipment
  • Restock items as needed throughout the shift

Skills and Attributes

  • Time management - Manage time accordingly to meet children feeding needs
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow through
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Quality control - ensure all products stored, served, etc. meet guidelines
  • Must be extremely well-organized and flexible; strong time management skills and able to multi-task and work in a sometimes-chaotic environment in which he/she is rarely able to complete a task without interruption
  • Desire to work around children and families, people of all ages
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Environmental Factors

Hot, humid conditions in kitchen. Danger of burns from stoves or hot liquids. Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs. and be active in the kitchen(standing for long periods, squatting, bending, stooping, moving about quickly, etc.).


  • Food Handler/Safe Serve certification preferred, must be obtained within 60 days
  • One year (two years preferred) experience at a restaurant, school, university, etc.

Position requires a health screen (physical), TB test, Hepatitis A & annual background check (includes fingerprinting). Flance Center is a busy, unique environment. Employees are expected to participate fully in the life of the Center.

Flance Early Learning Center is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic condition, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (real or perceived), any disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for any other characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law.

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