Lead Cook - Food and Nutrition Services

Providence Health & Services Torrance, CA
Providence is calling a Lead Cook ( Full Time / Variable Shift ) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA.

In this position you will:

* Perform lead role in overseeing work of Cooks, Grill Cooks, and Food Service Workers.

* Prepare seasons and cooks food for hosptial patients, employees and visitors.

* Accurately prepares meals using proper techniques.

* Prepares meals which are of good quality, seasoned properly, of proper doneness, temperature, consistency, on time and presented attractively.

* Follows patient tally sheets and all recipes.

* Labels, dates and rotates food appropriately and returns unused foods to proper storage areas.

* Practices proper infection control techniques and keeps a clean environment.

Required qualifications for this position include:

* Training in institutional food preparation

* 1 - 3 years previous cooking experience in large scale or institutional food service

* Knowledge of cooking methods/procedures, including types of prepatration and related routines

* Frequent prolonged standing/walking

* Moderate to heavey physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

* Ability to fluently speak, read, write and understand the English language

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women's and Children's Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.