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Cook I

Job Title Cook I Req 33083 Department Food and Nutrition Services Date posted 07/31/2020 City Kirkland State WA Country US Shift Any Shift Hours 40
Job Description

Job Summary:
Assists in the preparation and cooking of main entrees, soups, and sauces for patients, staff, and visitors.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Assists in the preparation, cooking, carving, and portioning out meats, entrees, vegetables, starches, soups, and sauces.

2.Maintains all hot and cold prepared food at proper temperatures.

3.Assists in planning cooking schedule according to menu and department volume needs.

4.Reviews production sheet to determine type and amount of food to be prepared.

5.Procures food items from refrigerator, freezer, or storage areas.

6.Requisitions, or directs the procurement of, supplies as needed.

7.Labels, dates, and stores foods in keeping with department standards.

8.Follows department and government safety and sanitation standards.

9.Operates, safely and accurately, a variety of commercial food service equipment including: knives, slicer, thermometers, measuring utensils, scales, toaster, food warmer, chopper, mixer, blender, steamer, grill, fryer, steam kettle, broiler, electric oven, microwave oven, convection oven and electric range.

10.Accountable for following the guidelines for attendance, punctuality and overall dependability. Accountable for effective performance and follow-through of all assigned responsibilities and for completing responsibilities within designated (or agreed upon) timeframes. Completes responsibilities in a manner consistent with organizational policy, goals and values.

11.Responsible for the "Accountabilities" associated with this position in support of the organization.

12.Performs other duties as assigned.


•Food handling activities are performed in accordance with external and internal guidelines and regulatory guidelines, and an employee works effectively to minimize waste during the flow of food while maintaining a quality end product.

•Knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food guidelines, and industry standards relating to the culinary environment.

•Knowledge of the application and/or operation of commercial food service tools and equipment, and the ability to utilize them safely and appropriately.

•Ability to read, interpret and follow/apply documents such as recipes, plating guidelines, procedure manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, and safety rules.

•Knowledge of the basic activities/techniques employed in the preparation of main entrées, soups and sauces, and of desired food texture and appearance.

•Proficient at cooking, cleaning, stocking, ingredient preparation and direct customer service. Duties will be performed in the main kitchen or other area assignment while in proper uniform. This job requires the use of standardized recipes and adherence to state health codes.

•Knowledge of basic principles of quantity food preparation and institutional cooking

•Knowledge of modified diets

License, Certification, Education or Experience:

REQUIRED for the position:

•High School graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience

•A valid Washington State "Food and Beverage Workers" Permit

•ServSafe or NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) Certification within 180 days of hire date

•1 years of progressively responsible related work experience in the fast-food, restaurant, hospitality or other culinary environment, or any combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the capability to meet the requirements

•Requires experience preparing starches, vegetables, soups, sauces, and gravies in a food services setting, and experience using and maintaining a variety of cooking equipment.

•Ability to understand and apply business math as required by the duties.

•Ability to communicate clearly.

•Ability to provide excellent customer service.

DESIRED for the position:

• Vocational training courses in institutional (large quantity) food preparation

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between EvergreenHealth and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare 1199NW. Union membership is optional.