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Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

An exciting opportunity awaits an enthusiastic culinary professional at Chestnut Hill Academy at Bright Horizons, a private elementary school, where our mission extends beyond education and into the vibrant world of diverse, from-scratch cuisine. We are currently seeking a full-time Cook to join our talented team. We have a fun, lighthearted, and educational approach to work in our kitchen. This role is great for someone who seeks to educate and inspire young minds through diverse, nutritious eating.

This position is perfect for someone who loves food and cooking, who is looking to make a significant impact on the dietary habits and culinary experiences of over 350 students, grades Kindergarten - 5th grade. We use high quality, responsibly sourced ingredients to make world class cuisine expanding the palates and minds of our students. Our menu changes daily. Sample meals include dishes such as; Tikka Masala, Spanakopita, Teriyaki, Shepherd's Pie, Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, along with sides of fresh, creative, in- season fruits & vegetables. Of course, kids are always excited for pizza!

This position is offering OPTIMAL hours Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. along with very competitive hourly rates.

Do work that matters at a company that offers more! Apply to join our talented team today!

As a Cook you will:

  • Help assist all aspects of the kitchen - preparing nutritionally balanced, attractive meals.
  • Assist in keeping an accurate inventory of supplies and place orders as needed.
  • Participate and assist in all aspects of prepping and preparing meals, as well as cleaning and complying with sanitation requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with an innovative kitchen staff in a meaningly way that values work-life balance.


Consistently named one of FORTUNE‘s "100 Best Companies to Work For," we enable you to take your career to the next level by offering you MORE.

  • Enhance your well-being with extensive benefits including 401(k) with a company match, health insurance offerings, employee discounts, and more!
  • If you find you have an interest in the education industry, we can help you earn your education degree for FREE.
  • Discover company values that are more than just a plaque on the wall. Every day we live our HEART principles of Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.
  • Give back through our non-profit Bright Horizons Foundation for Children dedicated to helping families in crisis.
  • Bring your whole self to work! Our Inclusion Council and Employee Advisory Groups support our commitment to diversity.


Job Requirements:
Cooks must pass state and company background checks. Experience and educational requirements include:

  • At least 18 years of age and a high school diploma or GED.

  • Relevant experience working in a school, or commercial kitchen required.

  • Degree in related field highly preferred

  • Knowledge of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures required

  • Practice proper health and safety regulations

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Willingness to receive feedback with a commitment to growth, and be open to learning new skills and methods

Complete your online application today for immediate consideration.

Compensation Range: $24.00 - $26.00 / hr

The range of compensation listed here or that may be discussed in the interview process is what Bright Horizons in good faith anticipates offering for this job opening. Actual compensation offers will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education and training, certifications, geography, and other relevant business or organizational factors.

Life at Bright Horizons:

Our people are the heart of our company. Because we’re as committed to our own employees as we are to the children and families we serve, our collaborative workplaces are designed to grow careers and support personal lives. Here, you’ll find traditional perks (health insurance, 401(k), PTO, and flex spending), education assistance (including access to free CDA and ECE degrees), and so much more. Come build a brighter future with us.

HAVING TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH YOUR APPLICATION?

Contact us at bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English and EEO – Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.