Gardant Management Solutions Cook in Merrillville, Indiana
Under the direct supervision of the Dietary Service manager, the Cook prepares and serves high quality, nourishing and properly prepared food items (by following the facility’s menus and standardized recipes). Must be able to follow time schedules for food production/preparation and the serving of the meals. Must maintain a work area that is clean and orderly and insure that all food is stored according to proper sanitation regulations.
Essential Position Functions
Test all cooked food by taste and smell to determine if it is properly cooked, seasoned and at proper serving temperature for palatability. Prepare all menu items as described on the daily production sheets and standardized recipes. Portion all food items according to the menu and prescribed diet using scoops, ladles and/or scales. Clean and maintain all kitchen equipment and report any faulty or broken equipment. Handle and prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations. Attend all meetings as required. Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to facility safety program at all times. Able to perform all other duties as assigned. Qualifications
High school graduate preferred, able to read and write and understand the English language. Experience in large food quantity preparation in a health care facility is desirable. Must be able to perform each of the essential position functions. Must meet health assessment requirements.
The ability to supervise and work cooperatively with others as needed and follow a time schedule for completion of all tasks.
All sanitation codes as they pertain to the preparation, handling, and storage of food. Able to operate all kitchen hen equipment. Serving of therapeutic diets and portion control.