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First Cook

Company: Geisinger Health System
Location: Ashland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: First Cook
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Hospitality Services, Cooks
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: GMC Food Services Production Team
Date Posted: 09/10/2022
Job ID: R-36815
Job Summary Prepares food for patients, employees, visitors, and special functions. First Cook oversees the activities of all cooks while preparing food themselves. Maintains a customer service approach at all times when fulfilling responsibilities. Ensures a professional and appropriate service standard while performing the job. Follows system wide standards as well as department specific service standards.
Job Duties

  • Prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner foods using standardized recipes and methods of preparation.
  • Responsible for cook, food bank, Kitchen duties as assigned.
  • Ensures that all production is wrapped, dated and labeled.
  • Follows food production schedules.
  • Documents preparation and usage of food according to established standards.
  • Informs the leadership about quality issues.
  • Responds in a positive manner to customer need.
  • Ensures that HACCP standards are followed at all times.
  • Daily monitor and daily checklist of assigned cooks.
  • Helps ensure equipment is in working condition and places work orders.
  • Maintains all quality, safety, and sanitation standards.
  • Works cooperatively with other personnel in a team effort to accomplish departmental objectives in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Responsible for: Monitor food preparation to ensure foods are prepared in small batches to minimize waste.
  • Estimate food requirements and control serving portions according to yield specified in standardized recipes to eliminate waste and leftovers.
  • Standardize and develop new recipes.
  • Instruct, oversee, and delegate duties to cooks as required.
  • Fill in for Supervisor as needed.
  • Make menu changes, consulting with leadership.
  • Completes all required in-services according to established standards.
  • May perform opening and or closing duties of the department. Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

    Education High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Preferred)
    Experience Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
    Our Purpose & Values OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger Health System, Reading , First Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Ashland, Pennsylvania

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