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Sodexo SCA Cook I in WEST POINT, New York

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Do you want to work where the team prides themselves on “high-quality, compassionate, patient-centered” care with a strong focus on health and wellness for our Troops!?

Sodexo’s Government Food Service at Keller Army Community Hospital is looking for those individuals that desire to be a part of our essential team where you will work among the privileged and contribute to their recovery and readiness. Do not underestimate the power of Food! As one of our Cooks, you will be planning, cooking, and providing daily meals for patients, physicians and visiting family and friends. We are located on the West Point Army Base in NY along the beautiful Hudson River.

Come join our Sodexo Government team and “BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE!”

Full-time positions, with no late nights and alternating weekends off.

$18.13 an Hour

FREE MEDICAL PREMIUMS , Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Leave!!!

$500 Sign on Bonus!

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – APPLY NOW!!

Position Summary

The Service Contract Act (SCA) Cook I independently performs moderately difficult tasks in preparing small quantities of quickly prepared food such as steaks, chops, cutlets, hamburgers, eggs, salads, and other similar items. Excludes workers who exercise general supervision over kitchen activities.

General Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and cooks to order foods that may require short preparation time.

  • May prepare food and serve customers at an a la carte station and may operate a grill station.

  • Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines, and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.

  • Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food requested by customer and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.

  • Always provides the highest quality of service to customers.

  • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving, and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.

  • Prepares foods under direct supervision or instruction by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting, and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry, or fish for culinary use.

  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.

  • May clean and sanitize workstations and equipment and must follow all Sodexo, client, and regulatory rules and procedures.

  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.

  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.

  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as assigned.

  • May receive inventory, move and lift foodstuffs and supplies, and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets.

  • May produce some batch goods using basic cooking techniques.

  • May perform and receive applicable compensation per SCA regulations for other job duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.

  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

  • Maintains a positive attitude.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.

  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.

  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

Experience/Knowledge:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.

  • 0 to 2 years of related work experience.

  • Knowledge of basic operation of equipment and cash-handling procedures preferred.

Skills/Aptitude:

  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

  • Maintains a professional relationship with all co-workers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.

  • Ability to use a computer.

  • Good working knowledge of food preparation.

  • Familiarity with kitchen equipment.

  • Ability to read and follow a recipe unsupervised

Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.

  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.

  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):

  • Generally, work is performed in an indoor setting; however, may participate in outside activities and events.

  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat from grill and other kitchen equipment, and cold from refrigerators and freezers, and may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

  • Wears protective clothing and/or Personal Protective Equipment required by the work environment or governmental regulations.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Benefits Eligibility

Full Time Benefits: At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. Eligible employees can enroll in their benefits, which will be effective beginning on their first day with Sodexo. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts (eligibility varies by unit and may not be available to all employees).

Job Locations US-NY-WEST POINT

System ID 791919

Category Food Service

Employment Status Full-Time

Unit Name MEDCOM USMA WEST POINT-

Unit Contact Cheryl English

Target Hourly Rate $18.13

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