Closing Date: Open until filled

Position: Cook

Location: Blanding, Utah


Do you feel a sense of purpose when you make a meaningful difference in someone’s life? Rural Utah Child Development (RUCD) needs you as our Cook, where you will be consistently making an impact to help change the lives in our community. As the Cook, you will provide children nutritious meals while keeping accurate inventory and purchase records. You will report to the Center Manager and work closely with the Wellness Manager to ensure efficient procedures are implemented to meet the needs of the staff, families, and the communities served by RUCD. Good nutrition helps ensure students are better prepared to learn, you’ll be helping build a foundation for optimal learning. If you have a passion for food and nutrition and want a meaningful impact on others’ lives, please apply for our open cook position. We’d love to have you join us!”

Behavioral Expectations of an ideal Cook are:

  • Unselfish and approachable with a preference for detailed, skill-based work.
  • Produce highly precise and accurate work in an accommodating and analytical manner.
  • Highly detailed worker, who is respectful of authority and likes structure.
  • Able to collaborate with others and take initiative in solving problems.
  • Respectfully communicate with others clearly and effectively.
  • Current Food Handler’s Permit and pass the Food Safety Manager Certification within twelve months of hire.
  • Ideally, you have previous experience in the food and/or nutrition industry.

    What we offer:

    • full-time, 37-hour workweek, seasonal, eligible for unemployment in the summer months
    • Starting wage at $14.45 hour (additional education will be considered in final pay rate)
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance are offered; Employee Assistant program also provided
    • 401K
    • Paid holidays and vacation time.

    What you’ll do:

    • Create and maintain an inventory of food and non-food items at the beginning and end of each school year, and at other times as necessary.
    • Track budget for all food and non-food items, as well as keep complete and accurate records of all purchases by following our purchasing procedures.
    • Ensure the kitchen is clean and sanitary.
    • Assist teaching staff in integrating nutrition education into the curriculum.
    • Create and maintain an inventory of food and non-food items at the beginning and end of each school year, and at other times as necessary.

    Who we are:

    Rural Utah Child Development (RUCD) is a comprehensive child development program designed to meet the educational, emotional, social, and health needs of children. The RUCD team works well together to provide strong support and leadership, creating a consistent and quality learning environment. Children receive individualized lesson plans with developmentally appropriate learning experiences, and families are involved with their children’s education while they receive assistance with personal goals, parenting information, and leadership through parent committees and Policy Council. For more information please visit, thank you for your application!

    Rural Utah Child Development and all employees will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols and Federal mandates under the Path Out of the Pandemic plan. All RUCD employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq..), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.), the Utah Anti-Discrimination Act (34A-5-101), and any other relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Please keep this in mind as you are considering this position.

    "This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer."