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Cook (SMCSR UHW)

Company: Sutter Medical Center
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Organization: SSRRH-Sutter Santa Rosa Reg HospitalPosition Overview: Under general supervision, the Cook is responsible for the preparation of food for patients of all ages (infant, toddler, school-age, adolecent,adult, geriatric), staff, visitors, and catering functions, according to established standards of quality, quantity, and sanitation. The Cook is responsible for food preparation to meet patient therapeutic/modified diet needsJob Description:These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development). JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES Mixes, peels, slices, grinds, measures, and assembles food for cooking and serving according to established recipes, using the appropriate kitchen utensils and equipment. Bakes, roasts, broils, seams, and cooks food in large quantities, such as soups, sauces, gravies, meats, casseroles, vegetables, starches, baked goods, sandwiches, and breakfast foods, according to standard recipes, for both patient and cafeteria meal services. Prepares foods for catered events as assigned. Prepares and cooks food items for modified diets, observing dietary restrictions and using standard recipes. Operates and cleans kitchen equipment according to strict sanitation guidelines and cleaning procedures, and using standard recipes. Participates in setting up patient and cafeteria serving lines and serves food as necessary. May serve food at catered events. EDUCATIONEquivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma. HS Diploma or equivalent education/experience Other: Completion of special courses in institutional food production and therapeutic diets is hightly desirable. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN: Must have previous quantity-food-production experience. Experience in an acute-care or long-term care hospital in foor preparation for modified diets is highly desirable. Must be able to evaluate food quality of ingredients and finished product, and food prepared must meet quality standards. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE Must have good working knowledge of the methods, procedures, and equipment involved in the large-scale production of foods. Knowledge of weights, measures, and simple arithmetic calculations is required to accurately prepare foods. The ability to speak, read, and write English is required, as the Cook must be able to follow detailed oral and written instructions and read and understand menus, recipes, and production guides. Knowledge of modified diets and basic principles of nutrition and dietetics is highly desirable. Knowledge of the operation and cleaning of food services equipment, such as grill, ovens (convection and conventional), broiler, mixer, food processor, steam kettle, steamer, knives, deep fat fryer, tilt fryer, and others is required. Knowledge of infection control/sanitation practices in food preparation and storage, and understanding of safety hazards and safety precautions in a kitchen environment are required. Cooks must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisors and foster a team approach.Job Shift:VariedSchedule:Per Diem/CasualShift Hours:8Days of the Week:VariableWeekend Requirements:Once a Month, Rotating WeekendsBenefits:NoUnions:YesPosition Status: Non-ExemptWeekly Hours: 0Employee Status: Per Diem/CasualNumber of Openings: 1Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Keywords: Sutter Medical Center, Santa Rosa , Cook (SMCSR UHW), Hospitality & Tourism , Santa Rosa, California

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