Consistent with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center healing mission and core values, the Cook supports the goal of providing quality food in a wholesome, sanitary manner for customers of all groups, including newborn to geriatrics. Prepares meals which are palatable and is aware of importance of food presentation in relation to patient satisfaction and compliance to dietary modifications.
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required. Training:
Two to four days of training required for the position, depending on previous experience. Experience:
Two to three years cook experience preferred. However, will promote from within, if employee has demonstrated ability to perform all tasks required for cook's position. Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to prepare meals using short order cooking methods, batch cooking and presents food with focus on eye appeal and appropriate food handling protocols. Understanding of operating all equipment involved with food preparation. Must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a semi-structured work environment while maintaining an orderly environment. The ability to interact and communicate, be a team player, and have excellent customer service skills in accordance with our mission when dealing with patients, guests, hospital staff, and fellow dietary employees.
Overall coordination and preparation of all food for assigned area: patients meals, employees and customers visiting the cafeteria, internal and external guests for special catering functions. Responsible for recording internal food temperatures and keeps accurate records. Assumes a lead role in the area of food preparation and is able to make decisions on quality of foods served and appropriate action needed. Responsible for projection of production needs and ensures food waste is kept to a minimum. Physical Demands:
Employee must be able to reach, grasp, circular motions of wrists and shoulders, finger/manual dexterity, fine motor skills, bend, stand, stoop, kneel, and lift 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to stand or walk most of the day. Ability to see, read, and write. Works in a well-lighted, noisy, often warm area. Special Demands:
Must be able to read, follow recipes, and knowledgeable with diet modifications. Ability to work under a great deal of pressure in meeting meal deadlines. Previous knowledge of experimental foods desired. Reflects the mission, philosophy, core values, and customer service plan of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in action and attitude.