Cook LMH Full Time
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under minimal supervision, prepares meat, baked goods, sauces, and soups to be served to Hospital patients, staff, and the public. Assists in preparing some cold food items, such as vegetables and sandwich spreads, as needed. Provides guidance to others involved in food preparation, and generally assists with the efficient production and service of food. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Working from menus or verbal instructions, obtains needed supplies, foodstuffs, and utensils. Starts preparation and observes food during the cooking process, adjusting heat, stirring, or adding additional ingredients. Tests food for seasoning and proper preparation, including doneness and correct serving temperature. Prepares vegetables and cuts and carves meats and other entrees. Assists with short-order food preparation. Prepares food for special in-Hospital functions when necessary. Informally monitors preparation of other items in the kitchen, and provides guidance and assistance in correct preparation of food. Provides guidance and work direction to a Cook's Helper when one is assigned. Prepares baked good items (desserts) and some cold food preparations (cold cuts and sandwich spreads). 2. Sets up serving units on patient tray assembly line. Ensures food quality and proper HACCP temperature standards. 3. Monitors supplies and informs Head Cook of needs. 4. Maintains the work area in a clean and orderly fashion. Observes all town and state health codes, and follows prescribed cleaning and sanitation procedures. Performs special cleaning assignments. 5. Other duties may be assigned as required to meet the operating needs of the Hospital. Such other duties may be added to or substituted for some of the duties included above, depending on patient census and other factors affecting workload at the time.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1. The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of a High School Diploma. 2. One to two years of experience in food preparation and cooking in an institutional environment. 3. Ability to safely use a variety of kitchen equipment, including ovens, stove units, steam cookers, carving knives, slicing machines, and mixers. WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Kitchen environment; almost constant exposure to heat and humidity; risk of burns, cuts and other injuries. 2. Constant standing and walking during regular course of duties. Frequently moves and lifts light to moderate weight materials.
Category: Maintenance, Food, Housekeeping - Maintenance, Food Service,Housekeeping and Security
Primary Location: Natick, MA
Hospital/Facility: MetroWest Leonard Morse Hospital
Shift Type: Days