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Preschool Cook

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Category: Early Childhood Education
School: Merryhill School
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date Opened: Apr 1, 2024
Job ID: 5201

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Merryhill School is a multi-location school group with campuses in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas offering an outstanding private education to preschool, elementary, and middle school age students. Our preschools offer the perfect balance of learning and play, while our elementary and middle schools provide a challenging and robust curriculum, innovative instruction, and a vibrant school community. A career with Merryhill offers opportunities in education, summer camps, before and after school programs, and regional management with the support of our parent company, Spring Education Group.

What We Offer
  • Location: 9036 Calvine Road Sacramento, CA 95829
  • Health, vision, and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Student Tuition Discount

Job Description:

As a Preschool Cook, you will be responsible for cooking meals and snacks for children in our heat only kitchen while maintaining a happy, safe, and healthy education environment for the children. Our teams collaborate and build relationships with fellow staff members, school administration, families, and the community.

Safety and Sanitary Procedures:
  • Follows all SEG and local regulatory health, safety and hygiene procedures including but not limited to lifting, carrying (i.e. boxes, dishes, etc.), hand washing, etc.
  • Effectively monitors and prepares food quantities daily and in accordance with SEG and local regulations.
  • Serves food quantities and sizes which are age appropriate and based on the number of children eating that day.
  • Adheres to child food allergy requirements, and/or any special dietary needs, and keeps an updated list in the kitchen.
  • Empties and cleans trash and garbage cans.
  • Washes and sanitizes dishes and cookware using the Sanitizer machine or local sanitizing methods as determined by the local Health Department.

  • High School education or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Minimum two years relevant experience in a licensed childcare facility kitchen, commercial kitchen, public school cafeteria, or equivalent.
  • Required to have food service/food handlers' permit or license according to state/local regulations.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older (23 years if performing a dual role as Driver).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Early Childhood Education
  • Pay Type: Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate: $20.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $22.00
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