Kaiser Permanente Cook I in Honolulu, Hawaii
Under direct & indirect supervision, prepares a variety of foods for all areas of dining services including patient, guest, cafeteria, & catering to ensure high customer satisfaction. Assures high quality of foods produced & served. Assures compliance w/food safety & sanitation procedures. Assists in the planning of menus & in the purchasing of staples.
Essential Functions: - Prepares & cooks, in large quantities, food for service to patients, guests, cafeteria & catering including scratch cooking from basic ingredients, garnished in an attractive manner. - Coordinates room service trayline to ensure sufficient & proper food items are available during meal service. - Participates in recipe development. Communicates to appropriate staff in an effective & team like manner. - Follows recipes to prepare & cook food items. - Modifies or converts recipes for different quantities, special diets, & other needs as directed by Mrg. - Ensures proper quality & appearance of product according to established standards. - Performs opening/closing of cooks & production area including daily equipment check & temperature monitoring. Contacts maintenance as needed & follows up to ensure proper food safety. - Adheres to proper food handling, sanitation, & safety procedures per regulatory standards. Maintains appropriate temperature, adheres to appropriate dating, labeling & rotation of all food items. - Documents Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs on a routine basis. - Maintains organized food production area(s) for efficiency & cleanliness while maintaining an effective workflow. - Coordinates food orders w/ the production team & assists the Food Service Aides as required which may include, but not limited to, checking incoming orders for quality, temperature & quantity. - Stores leftovers according to established standards. Plan & utilize leftovers appropriately to minimize waste. - Orders food supplies for cafeteria. Submits order to supervisor. Maintains food inventory. - Receives, checks, & signs for foodstuff &/or issuing. Assist w/proper stock rotation of food supplies. - Ensures hot food availability. Monitors food availability during cafeteria service hours, adjusts accordingly. - Plans for daily, holiday & theme menus in collaboration w/supervisor. - Ensures smooth operation of cafeteria services during absence of supervisor. - Responsible for inventory of all food & supply items as assigned. - Maintains cleanliness & sanitation of equipment, food storage & work areas. - Completes cleaning according to daily & weekly schedules & dishwashing/pot washing as needed. - Listens to customer complaints & suggestions. Facilitates improvement of service & food quality. Resolves complaints. Implements suggestions w/in parameter of position. Refers more complex concerns to supervisor. - Instructs personnel in use & safety requirements of equipment as well as the cleaning/sanitation methods. Provides efficient & effective methods of maintaining work area. Assists w/ orienting new employees to their work area. - Participates in &/or contributes to programs, committees, or projects designed to improve quality of service & employee productivity.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Three (3) years of hospital, institutional, or restaurant cooking experience to include food preparation. Education - High school diploma with post high school vocational training in basic institutional food preparation and cooking or equivalent combination of education (lesser) and experience may be considered in lieu of requirements. License, Certification, Registration - Current SERVSAFE certification or successful completion of a sanitation course within the past year.
Additional Requirements: - Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in ability to follow and modify recipes for quantity and taste, ability to safely and effectively operate standard foodservice equipment, adaptability, decision making, customer service, oral communication, planning, problem solving, teamwork.
Preferred Qualifications: - Associate's degree in institutional food preparation with emphasis in health care.
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Cook ILOCATION Honolulu, HIREQNUMBER 621707
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.