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Food Services Associate/Cook

Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on nearly 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services and more, for children ages 0 to 20 and their family.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services has an opportunity available for a Food Services Associate / Cook to join our Food Services team. If you have experience in the food industry, have a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license, we would love to talk with you.


Successful candidates will:

  • Have knowledge of basic sanitary guidelines.
  • Be reliable ~ we need our team here to do this important work.
  • Be honest and respectful of our students and staff.
  • Have the ability and desire to function as a team player in a small, close-knit team.
  • Have great attention to detail, and have the ability to follow policies and procedures consistently and accurately and strive to meet critical deadlines.
  • Recognize that performing their job safely and effectively is vitally important and makes a tangible difference in the lives of our students and staff.
  • And very importantly, have a sense of humor.

The primary role of the Food Services Associate is:

  • Dishwashing, receiving, cleaning lists, temperature logs.
  • Operation of front line service.
  • Salad bar preparation.

Cook responsibilities are specific to the meal periods of Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, and include:

  • Knowledge of all special diet regimes.
  • Preparing food for service periods of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Soup production.
  • Menu design.
  • DesSert production.
  • Production records, cleaning lists, and temp logs

Our Food Services team comes together to accomplish the following:

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work environment.
  • Maintain all storage areas in an organized and clean manner.
  • Participates in ware washing, cleaning and sanitizing equipment.
  • Putting away orders.
  • Preparing, organizing, and set up for special events.
  • Working the service line.
  • Filling supply orders.

Additionally, you may participate in special events at the Food Service Manager’s discretion.

How to Apply:

Staff wellness is supported through a very generous benefits package, generous paid time off, a free coffee bar and free meals daily in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center open 24/7, several employee appreciation events throughout the year and beautiful walking trails to enjoy on our spectacular campus. To apply, please submit a resume and three references to

We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about how we support exceptional children and families toward a successful future. We are fully committed to maintaining a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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Date Added: September 1, 2021

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