University of Rochester SEIU Cook I - 236278 in Rochester, New York
SEIU Cook I Job ID 236278Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening
Full Time 40 hours Grade 028 Food & Nutrition Svcs-KitchenSchedule
VARIES; E/O WE/HOLResponsibilities
POSITION SUMMARY: Following predetermined instructions, recipes, and menus, prepares, seasons, and cooks for patients, students, employees, and visitors; assists in the preparation of menus, less complicated in nature, such as breakfast, lunch and selected dinner items.SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION RECEIVED:Under supervision of Food Production Manager (FPM) or other designated authority.SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:May coordinate the work of Cook Helpers and other related staff. MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:Ovens, microwave ovens, ranges, grills, fryers, steamers, steam kettles, tilting brazing skillet, broilers, vischer cookers, mixers, choppers, blenders, grinders, slicers, woks, tenderizers, vertical cutter mixers, toasters, bowls, kettles, pots, pans, utensils, measuring cups, spoons, knives, and related equipment.TYPICAL DUTIES:
Under supervision, peels, washes, bones, trims, tenderizes, and cuts some meats, vegetables, fruit, cheese, and other foods; measures and mixes ingredients according to recipes to make foods such as stocks, sauces, gravies, soups, stews, casseroles, bakes, roasts, fries, and steams meat, fish, vegetables, and other foods; prepares cold meats, sandwiches, grill items and cooked cereals.
Prepares servings of food items; portions meat, fish, and fowl for individual servings and applies gravy, sauce, and garnishment; dishes up servings of dressing, vegetables, fruits, and other items. May assist in preparing individual patient meal trays. Services food onto food trucks or containers and collects food from trucks when returned.
Reviews computer-generated menus and recipes to insure that the type and quantity of meats, vegetables, soups, salads, desserts, and other related food items to be prepared are correct. If corrections are needed, reports that information to FPM. Plans cooking and batch-cooking schedule so that foods will be ready at specified times. Confers with the FPM and makes recommendations regarding modified diets and use of leftovers. Assures that all serving areas are supplied with food and are appropriately garnished.
Plans and prepares for the following day/days.
Observes precautions against deterioration and degradation of prepared foods and foods awaiting preparation or leftovers awaiting proper storage. Maintains prescribed standards of sanitation and safety.
Tests foods by sight, smell, taste, temperature and touch/feel to determine when it is cooked and adds ingredients or seasonings to improve flavor and texture; adjusts temperature and cooking time.
Records amounts of food left over or not served and records additional food items prepared.
QUALIFICATIONS:Ability to read, write, understand, and follow oral and written instructions in English and 1-2 years work experience in food preparation, 1 year of which demonstrates ability to work as a Cook; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to lift items weighing approximately 40-50 poundsHow To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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