A recruitment drive is being launched by Moray Council to meet increased demand for free school meals being rolled out for primary one to three children.
From January all children in P1 to P3 education in Scotland has the option of taking a free school meal each day.
At present Moray schools serve up around 16,000 meals a week, but under the new arrangements that is expected to rise to almost 20,000.
Now five new assistant cooks are being sought as well as 20 catering assistants at Primary schools throughout the region.
In a statement released on Monday a spokesman said: “The posts are permanent part-time during term time and involve working two hours per day over the lunchtime period.
“The starting rate for an assistant cook is £9.01 an hour and for a catering assistant £8.24 an hour.”
Drop-in session are being held next week at three locations with council staff on hand to provide further information to anyone who may be interested in the new positions.
The sessions will take place at the Keith Sport and Leisure Centre on Tuesday, November 18, Buckie Community High School on Wednesday, November 19 and Elgin library on Thursday, November 20. All three sessions will run from 10am until 2pm.