The Cook prepares, seasons and cooks regular and therapeutic diets for patients, employees, visitors and special functions.
Job Code: 100069
License or Certification:- Food handlers permit (if required by state or county regulations)Total Education, Vocational Training and Experience:- Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable. - Knowledge of all A.A.C.C.P. guidelines, preferred. - Knowledge of food safety guidelines, preferredMachines, Equipment Used:- General office equipment, convection oven, mixer, steamer, gas range, grill, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, meat slicerPhysical Requirements: - Ability to sit, stand for long periods, reach, push, pull and lift minimum of 20 pounds, stoop and kneel- Ability to grasp and use fine finger movement, feel fine sensation to discern temperate and texture.Skills and Abilities:- Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English.- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner- Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbal arenas as well as via email.- Ability to work independently without supervision.- Ability to ensure sanitation of departmentEnvironmental Conditions:- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.- Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible- Hot and cold temperatures extremes- May work under stressful circumstances at times.Proficiency or Productivity Standards:- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e. before, during or after a disaster.- Regular attendance and reporting on time to work is a requirement of position.