Food Preparation Assistant - Peconic Dunes

Food Preparation Assistant, Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp, Southold, NY

Position Summary:

Under the Food Service Manager or Cook's direction, the food preparation assistant helps with food preparation, service, and storage.Responsible for ensuring compliance with sanitary health codes, including but not limited to cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, utensils, and equipment; disposing of food and other waste products; storing food properly.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 16 years or older to meet age requirements for the position set by the NYS Department of Health.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including early mornings and weekends as needed.
  • Able to lift 20-50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid Suffolk County Department of Health Food Managers Certificate.
  • 1-2 years previous experience with increasing responsibility in a kitchen.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted nutrition guidelines.
  • Able to operate commercial kitchen equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $15.00 per hour (for full summer)

Benefits: No Benefits

Date Position Available: June 14, 2021 – August 21, 2021


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

Apply HERE

Questions, please contact:

Lexi Linn, PDC Office Manager
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Suffolk County
423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 852 – 8629, Ext. 8,

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated March 9, 2021