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Cook Lead

  • Expired: 7 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

​Position Summary

The Nutrition Assistant position is a permanent, full-time position (Monday - Friday) at Heritage Community Initiatives and will perform a wide variety of duties within Heritage Nutrition Services. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nutrition Services, the Nutrition Assistant will assist with prepping meals for nearly 700 children on a daily basis. The duties performed by the Nutrition Assistant are broad, flexible and entry level.


  • Assist in prepping and cooking food for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.
  • Ensure that the kitchen area is free of hazardous materials, objects and situations.
  • Clean and sanitize all kitchen equipment according to regulations.
  • Transport meals to various locations utilizing company vehicle.
  • Establish positive relationships with teaching staff, children and families.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member.
  • Follow all policies set forth by Heritage Community Initiatives and partners.
  • Complete all necessary trainings for the position.
  • Assist with the implementation of the Summer Food Service Program on a daily basis.
  • Assist with cooking, portioning, and recording meals to be transported to the required summer nutrition sites.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Nutrition Services.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in a food preparation service.
  • High school diploma.
  • ServSafe certification preferred or must complete training within first 30 days.
  • Experience supervising youth under the age of 18 is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 30+ pounds.
  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
  • Self-starter.


Why Work Here?

For more than thirty-five years Heritage Community Initiatives has been dedicated to making a positive impact on the social mobility of thousands of families in forty communities through pragmatic programs in Education, Transportation and Nutrition. Each year, Heritage provides the highest-quality early learning and out of school time opportunities to nearly 300 students through nationally accredited education programs, the 4 Kids Early Learning Center and HOST (Heritage Out of School Time). Heritage Community Transportation's fixed route service provides nearly 8,000 rides each month for residents in transit-isolated communities and is the only human services nonprofit in the Commonwealth designated as a provider of public transportation. Heritage Nutrition Services prepares over 115,000 meals each year and provides solutions in meal planning, ordering, preparation, and delivery while creating healthy options for youth and senior populations.


531 jones avenue 15104
Braddock, PA