Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX

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The Cook performs a variety of tasks that facilitate the provision of food services and nutrition support to patients, employees and visitors. These duties include:

Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for patients, staff, visitors, and special functions.

Reviews menus to determine types and quantities of food.

Prepares quality food in sufficient quantities to cover all service requirements.

Coordinates timing of preparation in order to meet service schedules for patients, staff, visitors and catering services.

Adheres to standardization of recipes and portion control to prevent food waste and control cost.

Provides care and sanitation of equipment in production area.

Adheres to sanitation and safety standards (HACCP)

Participates in the process of ordering supplies.

Gives directions to personnel who assist in food preparation.

Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.

Orients and mentors new staff members.


Job qualifications include:
Completion of formal training program in food preparation preferred.

Knowledge of basic principles and requirements of food safety and sanitation required.

Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets.

Minimum one (1) year of food service experience in quantity food preparation/production in a hospital, extended care facility, or other quality food service operation.

Previous experience in food preparation in a hospital preferred.

Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets.

Department of Health and Human Services certification preferred.

Certification in Basic Food Safety and Sanitation, "Certified Food Service Handler" or more in-depth Certification as Food Service Manager preferred.

Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs.

Ability to deal with stressful situations and to stand for long periods of time

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