First Cook

Lebanon, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 58178

Position Summary:

 

General Summary:


Under direct supervision of the Executive Sous Chef (and/or Production Team Leader), performs a variety of tasks to assist in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of food for hospital patients, employees and visitors. Follows standard practices, procedures and sanitation. Follows standardized recipes.

 


Duties and Responsibilities:

 


1 Prepares, seasons and cooks food including meats, fish, poultry, and vegetables.
2 Demonstrates knowledge of how to cook all food on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3 Previews menus and work orders to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, salads and desserts to be obtained and prepared.
4 Plans and coordinates cooking schedules so that foods will be ready at required times.
5 Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipes.
6 Sets up utensils and food supplies when needed and is able to use a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment including grinders, slicers, mixers and blenders.
7 Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.
8 Ensures that all foods prepared meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance.
9 Ensures that all cooking equipment and utensils are inspected and maintained for cleanliness and proper operation.
10 Ensures that required HACCP guidelines are maintained throughout the food preparation process.
11 Prepares, sets up, and tears down steam table and serving line.


Required Skills

 

Qualifications:

 

Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

 

Minimum Education High School or G.E.D.

 

Minimum Experience 3 - 6 months

 

Min Field Of Expertise Knowledge of cooking methods/procedures, including types of preparation and related

routines

 

Pref Course(s)/Training Training in institutional food preparation

 


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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