Cook

St Bernard Hospital Chicago, IL

Job Description:

The Cook 1 is responsible for the preparation of a large volume and variety of food to be served while complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards and follow established food production programs and procedures. S/he is responsible for appropriate use of hospital supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud. Hours: Part-Time – 1st and 2nd shift and every other weekend.

EOE

"A Tradition of Caring" since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.

* Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellent, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved.

* Ability to work all kitchen area cooking equipment.

* Follow sanitary regulations governing preparation and handling of food.

* Follow standardized recipes to ensure consistent quality; maintain accuracy of calculated diets; and avoid food waste.

* Prepare patients, cafeteria, and special event food items using production sheets.

* Record leftovers.

* Determine amount and type of food and supplies required.

* Ensure availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for preparation.

* Prepare potatoes, soups, vegetables, breads, eggs, etc.

* Assist morning and evening cooks.

* Prepare all dinner items.

* Perform pre-preparation tasks as needed.

* Store food properly and safely.

* Report necessary equipment repairs and maintenance to supervisor.

* Adhere to department policies and procedures to assure the safety and sanitation of self, work area, and food items.

* Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation.

Qualifications:

* Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in large-scale food production.

* Excellent customer srvice and communication skills required.

* Time Management and organizational skills required in order to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

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