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This job expired on November 10, 2023

Food Program Coordinator Craftsbury Saplings

  • Date Posted September 11, 2023
  • Location Craftsbury, VT
  • Category Culinary / Education
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Craftsbury Saplings is a year-round non-profit community children's center committed to high-quality care for our community of toddlers and preschoolers, with learning that values and nourishes each child’s innate wisdom. We seek to connect children with the land, nourishing food, and their community. We are inspired by diverse teaching philosophies and a team approach. Visit to learn more.

Job description

Position Overview

Craftsbury Saplings Community Children's Center in Craftsbury, VT seeks a highly organized, efficient, and creative chef to plan and prepare daily meals for up to 28 people, including staff and students aged 15 months to 5 years. You will work with classroom teachers to provide menus that engage children in food preparation and meet the dietary needs of students and staff. A great candidate will be excited about bringing local food and gardening projects into the classroom while preparing delicious meals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and prepare healthy and delicious meals daily (2 snacks and lunch) that align with the Federal Child and Adult Food Program
  • Support food and garden-related classroom curriculum through child-friendly recipes and food projects
  • Manage budgeting and purchasing for all food and kitchen-related equipment and supplies 
  • Maintain kitchen space and records up to standards aligned with the Child Care Licensing Regulations
  • Perform daily and monthly kitchen and meal-related cleaning tasks
  • Maintain documentation in compliance with the Child and Adult Food Program


Requirements *Saplings will support the right candidate in obtaining the necessary credentials.

  • Culinary and/or food service experience
  • Participate in mandatory program and kitchen-related training and stay up to date on annual training needs
  • Local food system knowledge and experience working with children in the kitchen preferred
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and pay close attention to details
  • Working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets or Google Sheets
  • Ability to pass a Federal Background Check 


Compensation and Benefits

  • Wages $17-$19/hour
  • Up to 4 weeks paid time off and 9 paid holidays
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend to be used at employee’s discretion
  • Meals at work provided
  • Free membership to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center with discounted nordic skiing and fitness classes
  • Discount to a local Farm Food Share (CSA)
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on November 10, 2023
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