First Cook-Cafeteria

MaineHealth Portland, ME

Hours are Sunday and Monday, 6:15pm to 2:45am,evening/night, other hours on varous shifts day and evening. Summary of Position Description Prepares food for patients, employees, staff, and visitors. Is involved with supervision of kitchen staff, second cooks, set-up of specific work area and maintaining appropriate cleanliness standards. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required Knowledge of food production practices normally obtained through completion of 2 year course in Culinary Arts from Vocational Technical School or 2-4 years experience in hospital institution or large volume restaurant. Must be capable of operating various institutional production equipment to include: steam jackets, kettles, grinders, blenders, mixers, food choppers, slicers, ovens (all types), bain marie, broilers, stoves, braising skillet, fryalators, cook/chill equipment, clippers, meat cook tank, coffee urns, scales, microwave ovens, etc. Knowledge of sanitation, safety, infection control and HACCP procedures. Ability to stand and walk most of work shift. Lifting and carrying products weighing up to 75 pounds. Work requires reaching, stooping, bending and pushing of equipment and food products while performing duties. Capable of providing guidance and training to second cooks and food service workers ServSafe Certified. Knowledge of Peformance Improvement Principles.