Kitchen Assistant


Under general supervision assists the Kitchen Supervisor in coordinating the activities of all food service personnel. Activities include meal preparation, clean up, food storage, contractual paper work and safety. Responsible for ensuring that licensing regulations are met.


  • Ensures all meals are prepared according to prescribed safety standards and meet nutritional requirements.
  • Adheres to safety protocols with respect to the handling and storage of food items, maintenance and care of equipment and supplies, and proper usage of equipment and supplies.
  • Compliance with proper and recommended cleaning procedures for the kitchen, kitchen equipment and supplies
  • Compliance with all mandated training as required by funders
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by Supervisor.


  • Consistently demonstrates professional and courteous behavior toward clients, co-workers, vendors, and community members and demonstrates respect for their opinions, judgment, and capabilities.
  • Carry out tasks quickly and competently.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work in a team.
  • Set priorities and effectively manage time while maintaining a high level of productivity

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Minimum of one-year related experience required.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Nutritious cooking and food preparation skills
  • Cultural competence
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Constructive interpersonal communication skills
  • Dependability
  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Understand and demonstrate agency Confidentiality and HIPAA privacy practices


  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in verbal and written formats. Ability to speak directly with others and engage in problem-resolution.
  • Ability to observe behavior and appropriately intervene in situations posing a threat to children. Ability to work independently and participate effectively within interdisciplinary teams. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and consider several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

  • Clear Criminal Records Clearance – required
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification – required
  • Defensive Driver Certificate
  • Completion of Cook’s Academy through Food Program preferred

Send your cover letter and resume, and application to Ted@lvfnm.org, or fax to (505) 865-5331 or mail application to P.O. Box 2040, Los Lunas, NM 87031 (Attn: Human Resources)

La Vida Felicidad, Inc., is an EOE/AA employer.  Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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