Cook

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Hospitality - Food Services



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**Description:** I. **Basic Purpose:** Prepares, seasons and cooks food for hospital patients, employees and visitors. II. **Major Duties and Responsibilities:** 1. Complies with established corporate and departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance methods, and safety codes. Demonstrates compliance with licensing, regulatory and accrediting agency provisions as required. 2. Consistently demonstrates appropriate and professional communication behavior toward patients, customers, and coworkers. Cooperates with Management and peers to promote an environment of teamwork and collaboration. 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 ready at required times. 5. Prepares, season and cooks food. 6. Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipes. 7. Uses a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment including grinders, slicers, mixers and blenders. 8. Ensures that all foods prepare 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 sanitary levels are maintained throughout the food preparation process. 11. 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. 12. Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. 13. Maintains department records, reports, and files as required. 14. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings. 15. Attends meetings as required. 16. Maintains annual mandatory education requirements specific to position as mandated by Martin Health System. 17. Performs all other duties as assigned or requested. III. **Minimum Requirements (experience, training, and education):** To effectively fulfill the requirements of this position a candidate may have less than high school; sufficient previous experience in large scale food preparation; knowledge of cooking methods/procedures, including types of preparation and related routines; training in institutional food preparation. The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities </script>

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