Job details

$18.00 – $18.50 an hour

Job Type

  • Culinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)

  • school or cafeteria cooking: 1 year (Preferred)

Pulled from the full job description

Dental insurance
Employee discount
Food provided
Health insurance
Paid sick time
Paid time off

Full Job Description

Are you seeking a fun and energetic environment where you can utilize your love of cooking? The Country Playhouse Academy in Maple Valley is seeking the perfect candidate to be the School Assistant Cook. Ideally, this position requires some experience in a childcare setting, planning and preparing nutritious meals for students, exceptional organizational skills, the ability to work independently and be able to fulfill the nutritional needs of our students.

The School Assistant Cook is responsible for assisting and supporting the School Cook in preparing and serving attractive, nutritionally balanced meals for the students and staff. This position is responsible for maintaining high standards of quality food production and portion control using standard recipes and also for appropriate quantities of food needed to meet menu requirements. The School Assistant Cook is also responsible for assisting with supervision of the children while they learn kitchen skills; including but not limited to cleaning, sanitizing and preparing meals. In addition to assisting the children during their meal times, encouraging and teaching portion control, the School Assistant Cook encourages the children to try new foods and observe basic nutrition habits. This position also performs a variety of maintenance tasks such as sweeping, light mopping, cleaning equipment, cleaning cooking surfaces and preparation surfaces, and maintaining refrigerators, freezers and storerooms in a neat and clean order. The School Assistant Cook also assists with maintaining and ordering kitchen supplies and food, and assists with the weekly delivery of food. The School Assistant Cook promotes the school’s philosophy and educational objectives at all times.

This position is full time, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM.

What we offer:

-Company Paid Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits

-Paid Vacation Accrual after 90 days

-Paid Sick Leave

-50% Discount on Child Care for employees children.

-Paid Training Days

-Paid Holidays

-Weekends off!

-Free Meals

-Tuition Support for STARS hours.

Additional Requirements mandated by Washington state are:

Pass a criminal background check, be CPR/1st Aid trained, have a Food Handlers Card, show proof of the MMR vaccination, get or have a cleared TB test, and a few other requirements.

If interested, please submit a resume to be evaluated.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $18.50 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Food provided
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Do you currently have a cleared Portable Background check through DCYF?
  • Are you 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED?
  • Do you have a current Food Handlers Card?


  • Culinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • school or cafeteria cooking: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Job activity

Employer reviewed job 12 days ago

Posted 30+ days ago

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