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Cook

Company: Why Work With Us
Location: Hauppauge
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARYUnder the supervision of the Food Services Manager, prepares three meals per day for all patients and handles all associated duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.Prepares daily/weekly menus and displays in a central location; ensures variety in menus.Controls and maintains foodstuffs inventory and appropriate supplies of cookware, utensils, etc.Maintains cleanliness of kitchen and dining room areas.Helps interested patients build and improve job skills for entry into a culinary job market.Ensures timely and appropriate preparation of meals.Maintains food handler permit for self.Assist with kitchen inspections, health department inspections, fire department inspections and documentation of kitchen equipment checks and verification. Routinely inspects and ensures all equipment is running in accordance with manufacturers instructions.Assist with patient supervision when patients are in kitchen and dining room.Follow routines for ensuring all food items are of quality content and will ensure proper rotation of food items.Will provide specialized menus for patient events.Provide special needs diets as needed for patients.Follow policy and procedure when preparing, cooking, and serving meals according to Phoenix House policy and procedures, which reflect the minimum expectations according to health department codes.COMPETENCIES (KSAs)Problem SolvingDecision MakingCommunicationTeamworkStress Management JudgmentAttention to DetailCleanlinessCreativeSafe Food-HandlingREQUIRED EDUCATIONHigh school diploma or equivalent.LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONSNYS Serve Safe certificate in food sanitation or equivalent required.REQUIRED EXPERIENCETwo years experience in related position, including institutional food production.WORK ENVIRONMENTThis job operates in a kitchen environment and routinely uses a variety of cooking utensils and equipment such as blenders, bowls, grills, grinders, kettles, measuring devices, mixers, ovens and slicers, as well as recipes. The work area may be warm and humid.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.Regularly required to stand and walk most of the dayFrequently required to reach, lift and carry food and kitchen equipment up to 50 poundsVisual acuity required for appraising appearance of food

Keywords: Why Work With Us, Westport , Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Hauppauge, Connecticut

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