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Greenwood Head Start Center
1401 Bypass 25 SE
United States of America



To assist in serving breakfast, lunch and snacks to preschool children by preparing food according to approved cycle menus, following guidelines and regulations established by USDA, Head Start, DHEC and SC Day Care Licenses.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

1. Prepare food in compliance with the Child Care Food Programs guidelines; Head Start Performance guidelines; Day Care Licensing; and DHEC Regulations.

2. Assist with the monitoring of food and non food inventory needed to prepare meals according to menus. Prepare meals ensuring diet restrictions are being followed.

3. Provide classrooms with items and food for modified family style service.

4. Receive stock and help check orders against the invoices and food orders.  Follow the First In First Out (FIFO) stocking method.

5. Assist with keeping production records, kitchen inventory, food orders, milk inventory, vehicle logs, etc., current.  Assist with the preparation of required reports as needed and in absence of Nutrition Technician.

6. Take temperature of refrigerators, freezers and milk coolers in early morning and post. Report and record any abnormal temperatures.

7. Check that stoves and appliances are turned off; lock and secure kitchen at the end of the day.

8. Follow weekly and monthly cleaning schedules for the kitchen and transportation vehicles.

9. Follow weekly and monthly work schedules to make sure food preparation schedules are followed.

10. Cross train in all areas of food preparation, recordkeeping, cleaning, etc.

11. Attend in-service meetings.

12. Perform any other duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements


Prefer High School Diploma or equivalent. Prefer Minimum one year experience in quantity food service operation; one year experience in Child Care Facility. Valid driver’s license.

The mission of GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Incorporated, a community-based organization, is to work in partnership with our community to deliver quality services, assistance, and opportunities to eligible customers with emphasis placed on education, employment, and developing self-sufficiency.