Job Summary

Under direction, in accordance with established program standards, state and federal regulations that govern food and nutrition services, carry out quality and compliant food preparation and clean-up, food delivery, inventory and documentation/reporting, and food service maintenance, in order to prepare, distribute and serve daily meals and snacks to young children ages 6 weeks to five and maintain a quality/compliant kitchen environment to achieve 100% compliance, during announced and unannounced inspections. Responsibilities include: Assemble food, dishes, utensils and supplies needed for timely meal preparation; prepare high-quality nutritional food, in quantity, based on number of children; follow standardized/established menus; ensure meals are prepared on schedule and in compliance with special diets; prepare and sort food for meal preparation for each classroom; adhere to sanitation and safety procedures prescribed for the Head Start kitchen; assure that food temperatures are hot or cold enough and that kitchen areas are sanitary so that health standards are maintained; wash dishes, pots, pans and utensils using approved sanitation methods; return all items to their proper storage site; complete routine maintenance of main kitchen and equipment, including weekly deep cleaning; routine cleaning of individual classroom food service areas; deliver meals from main kitchen to classroom kitchens as assigned; order supplies; assist in receiving orders from vendors, insuring that proper items have been delivered; assist with menu planning; assist with food inventories as assigned; reconcile container inventory weekly; perform weekly a thorough visual safety check and complete checklist; report any needed equipment or kitchen repairs; attend staff meetings, training and workshops; perform other related duties as requested


Head Start/Early Head Start


High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of six (6) months demonstrated experience of institutional food preparation or equivalent combinations of training and/or experience. Knowledge of food preparation methods, procedures, equipment and supplies; safety practices and procedures, sanitary standards for food preparation, record keeping and office procedures and basic nutrition concepts; must have a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License and transportation; computer literacy; post-employment physical and criminal background checks conducted

hire Rate

$15.94 per hour / $1,275.20 Bi-weekly; $16.49 per hour / $1,319.20 following successful completion of 6-month probation (Pay Level 6)


Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt, 11-month and 9-month work schedules (Paid Winter & Spring Breaks)


Worksites are located throughout Summit County and assignments are based on program needs and subject to change during the course of employment


Medical, Life, Dental, Prescription, 403-b Retirement Plan with employer matching, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program and other benefits as applicable to work classification

Posting Dates 

09/01/2021 - Continuous until filled


Complete an application to express interest. Application for employment found here.


Send Resume/Application to:

Community Action Akron Summit 
Human Resources Department
55 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio 44308
Or, E-mail resume to resumes@ca-akron.org


We appreciate your interest in Community Action Akron Summit. If you are selected for an interview, you can expect a phone call or an email from Human Resources. Applications are retained for up to six months.