Sous Chef - Philhaven/Mt. Gretna - Full-time, Day/Eve

Mt Gretna, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 61896

Position Summary:

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Manager-Food Services, prepares, seasons and cooks food for hospital patients, employees and visitors. Is responsible for planning, ordering and storage of foodstuffs. Provides supervision, training and scheduling to food production personnel.


Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Assists with planning for foods required for the day and/or for future meals, considering the operations required, the personnel available, their skills and scheduled flow of work. Orders foods daily for preparation and processing in quantities to give the best compromise between quantity discounts, storage costs and space.
2 Prepares, seasons and cooks food.
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 Uses 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.

Required Skills

Knowledge of cooking methods/procedures, including types of preparation and related routines.

Required Experience

Culinary Arts background; training in institutional food preparation

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

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)