Posted on December 16, 2019

The Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene has a full-time opening for a Prep Cook I.  The Prep Cook I is responsible for assisting with the preparation of  food in accordance with standardized recipes, planned menus, and special diet orders.

Shift:  9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, and every other weekend

Duties include:

-Setting up and stocking for deli/salad bar and beverages.

-Maintaining high standards with regard to food handling, storage and sanitation.

-Planning food preparation and production so that quality, temperature and appearance of food is preserved.

-Assisting with daily cleaning duties.

-Monitoring inmate tray line to insure portion and special diet accuracy.



This position requires knowledge of food preparation and distribution equivalent to completion of a high school diploma and up to one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Must wear appropriate washable uniforms and a hairnet.

-Knowledge of proper hygiene and sanitation techniques for food preparation and distribution.

-Knowledge of safe food handling.

-Ability to follow oral and written directions.

-Ability and willingness to work harmoniously within a team environment.

-Ability to work effectively with inmates, coworkers, and correctional personnel.

-Ability to accurately follow recipes.

Those candidates interested in an excellent benefits package and a fast-paced work environment should stop by the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, 825 Marlboro Road, Keene, NH 03431 and fill out an application.