What do we do

Red Rabbit is a Black-owned School Food Management Company that works with hundreds of schools, districts, and food banks to uplift communities of color throughout the North East and Mid-Atlantic Regions.

Our professionally trained chefs create menus, source farm fresh ingredients, and cook delicious, thoughtful, and familiar food. School food matters not only because it’s integral to good health, but because what children eat is an essential part of their cultural identity and sense of self.


About the Role

The In-school Prep Cook is an integral part of a 3-5 person team helping to prepare healthy made-from-scratch meals for hundreds of children in their school every day. The role offers stable hours, a teacher’s schedule, and summers, weekends, and holidays off. **Signing bonuses are being offered for this role.** Please note that this job posting is for Prep Cooks who are looking to work in Staten Island.

The ideal candidate has experience in a high-volume kitchen, is reliable, and has a “can-do” attitude. The critical functions of the position include understanding daily production menus, cooking scratch made delicious dishes, serving food on a tight schedule, and helping to ensure the kitchen is always exceeding DOH standards.

Critical Functions

  • Read menu production sheets to understand the type and quantity of food that will be prepared each day
  • Working with the Head Chef, understand how to prioritize the production of daily menu items
  • Portion and weigh food according to Red Rabbit’s recipes and NYS guidelines.
  • Cook, cool, and plate food according to Red Rabbit’s recipes and NYS food safety guidelines
  • Pack and distribute meals to students according to NYS compliance portions and school timing
  • Quickly and accurately count and track the amount of food produced ensuring accuracy for compliance and reduce food waste
  • Ensure the kitchen is exceeding DOH standards at all times by cleaning work stations and cooking equipment
  • Represent Red Rabbit’s values and culture when interacting with school staff and students by always being professional, helpful, and courteous.

Skills & Requirements

  • 1+ years professional culinary experience in a fast paced role in the service industry (i.e. restaurants), high volume kitchen production (i.e. commissary kitchen), or in a similar cafeteria role (i.e. schools/hospitals)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper food safety and sanitation practices
  • Must be familiar with using and maintaining industrial kitchen equipment
  • NYC food handlers license or certificate is a plus
  • Able to self motivate and to be organized
  • Can function well within a team and work calmly and efficiently in a fast moving environment
  • Have a great attitude who contributes to a positive working environment
  • Share our passion for improving nutrition and health in schools
  • Must be able to read and write in English. Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis


Job Type: Full Time

Typical Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: Staten Island

Reports to: Head Chef

Compensation: $16-$18/hour (with option for Bi-annual raises) + signing bonus!

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision Insurance


    About The Company

    Founded in 2005, Red Rabbit is a black-owned, MWBE Certified, K-12 school food management company that believes choosing to feed children diverse and nutritious food is an act of social justice. Red Rabbit celebrates all cultures in the urban school cafeteria by preparing meals that reflect the heritage of the kids they serve. The company places professionally trained chefs in the school cafeteria to create culturally relevant meals that become part of the school community. From our kitchens, Red Rabbit prepares and delivers thousands of heritage-based, scratch made meals to the Greater New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey regions.

    Pro tip: When applying to this job, note we value creativity in thinking and real problem-solving skills. Tell us how you’ve added value to a team in the past and why you want to join Red Rabbit.

    Red Rabbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.