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Early Education Center Cook at Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center

Category: Programs

Posted: February 9, 2023

Job Title: Early Education Center Cook

Organization: Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center

Salary: $18-$22/hour DOE

Location: Santa Cruz, CA


Job Description:

The Early Education Center Cook is part of the ECE staff and helps prepare quality meals for the program while following the Child and Adult Care Food Program grant requirements and all food safety standards.

Sample Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create monthly menu according to CACFP guidelines as well as post and distribute the menu to EEC staff

  • Following mealtime schedule, prepare and cook quality meals for Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center Early Education Center using meal menu.

  • Ensure proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods according to standards of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns

Sample Skills & Abilities:

Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center complies with ADA including providing reasonable accommodations.

  • Ability to think and work effectively under pressure; Ability to effectively serve participants; decision making, maintain a concentrated level of attention to information communicate in person and by telephone throughout a typical workday; ability to understand and retain instructions from supervisor in person, by email or by telephone; attention to detail.

  • Previous experience as a cook helpful

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish helpful but not required)

  • Ability to prepare and cook nutritious, delicious meals according to CACFP requirements

  • Experience with the CAFCP paperwork and requirements helpful but not required

  • English proficiency required (verbal & written)

  • Competent computer skills including basic Microsoft Office knowledge helpful but not required for this position

LGBTQ+ encouraged to apply.

Detailed job description:

EEC Cook Job Posting updated Feb. 2023
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How to Apply: If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to

Contact: Debbie Banuelos (

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