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COOK - Nutrition Service Provider I

Department: Food Services
Location: Madison, WI

Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 5% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

Hours: 24 hours/week
Schedule: Varies; Occasional Evenings required
Status: Part Year
Location: East Madison

The Nutrition Services Provider I will promote high nutritional standards at Reach Dane Reach Green, reports to an NSP lll and supports a single-site location. Responsible in the areas of food preparation, food service, clean-up and site sanitation. This position will follow food service and preparation guidelines based on the agency menu cycle as well as state and federal regulations. 


  •  High school diploma or GED preferred
  •  Must be at least 18 years of age
  •  Must have the ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job
  •  Follow recipes, worksheets, and verbal instructions to prepare food per Head Start compliance 
  •  Knowledge of quantity food preparation, equipment, and sanitation methods is desirable
  •  At least one year experience in food preparation
  •  Bilingual, particularly Spanish or Hmong is helpful
  •  Experience with low-income and populations of diverse culture preferred
  • Strong math skills and experience scaling recipes and portioning.
  • Experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups.
  • Ability and desire to effectively work with low-income children and their families
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Strong working knowledge of personal computers, Windows and Microsoft Office software

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