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NYU Medical Center Assistant Cook in New York, New York

Assistant Cook

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Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more aboutFamily Health Centers at NYU Langone.

Position Summary:We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Assistant Cook.The Assistant Cook is expected to follow meal patterns, food preparation/service standards, nutrition program guidelines and nutrition education practices for group care. In addition, the cook is responsible for placing orders, maintaining food production logs, inventorying food and kitchenware and making local food purchases. The cook must apportion for size of groups, pre-cut foods to an age-appropriate size and plan for infant/toddler and preschool menus. In addition, the cook is responsible for all housekeeping needs for kitchen and storage room.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accepts directives from supervisor willingly.

  • Customer Service: respectful, flexibility, knowledge, confident, professional, pleasant, attitude, patience & helpfulness.

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, QI Program, safety, environmental & Infection Control Standards.

  • Fills our appropriate production sheets.

  • Follows HACCP methods for storing, cooking, preparing and cooling potentially hazardous foods. Includes filling out appropriate temperature logs.

  • Maintains strict sanitary standards, according to departmental policy and procedures (e.g. handling food appropriately, maintaining temperatures, etc.), cleaning work stations, etc.

  • Assists in plating and lidding portioned foods.

  • Cooks products according to standardized recipes, controls oven temperature to produce desirable results.

  • Carves portions of meat, fish or fowl for individual servings.

  • Adjusts heat control & timers on stoves, ovens, steam kettles & grills according to instructions.

  • Bakes, roasts, broils & steams meat, fish, vegetables & other food.

  • Uses a variety of kitchen utensils & equipment such as mixers, grinders etc, appropriately and safely.

  • Washes, trims, seasons, cooks, measures and mixes food according to recipes and Production Mangers instructions.

  • Procures food from refrigerator, freezer or other storage areas. Trims/ Cuts meat or fowl using knives.

  • Confers with Production Manager/Executive Chef regarding modified diet prep and use of leftovers.

  • Plans cooking schedules in order for food to be ready at specified times.

  • Reviews menus and work orders to determine type and quantities of food to be prepared for patients, cafeteria and catered functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and write English

  • Ability to follow oral & written directions

  • Food Handling Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in childcare

  • High School graduate or equivalent

  • Trainings specializing in institutional cooking, meal portion control, and health & hygiene

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. Family Health Centers at NYU Langone is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.If you wish to view Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's EEO policies, pleaseclick here. Pleaseclick hereto view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, pleaseclick here.

Company Location

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone


Warren Street (P66315)

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09:00 AM to 01:00 PM