Cook I - Nutrition Services

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

 

Location:  US:PA:Reading

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Varied
Hours:  Varied

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This job is responsible for preparing food products (ie. main entrees, soups and sauces) in an institutional setting utilizing basic and advanced cooking techniques, standardized recipes and plating guidelines. Work involves meeting production schedules in accordance with health, safety and sanitary standards, guidelines and regulatory requirements. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of food items prepared, ensuring proper utilization and storage of food and supplies, and for maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of equipment, supplies and work areas.

Food handling activities are performed in accordance with external and internal guidelines and regulatory guidelines, and an employee works effectively to minimize waste during the flow of food while maintaining a quality end product.

 

EDUCATION:

 

High School Diploma or equivalent required. - Vocational training courses in large-quantity cooking is strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

 

Four years of progressively responsible related work experience in the fast-food, restaurant, hospitality or other culinary environment or venue OR any combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the capability to meet the requirements of the position. License/Certification: - Serv Safe certified or need to obtain within 12 months of start date.

 

 

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

 

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