Prepares food for patients, employees, visitors, and special functions. First Cook oversees the activities of all cooks while preparing food themselves. Maintains a customer service approach at all times when fulfilling responsibilities. Ensures a professional and appropriate service standard while performing the job. Follows system wide standards as well as department specific service standards.
Prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner foods using standardized recipes and methods of preparation.
Responsible for cook, food bank, Kitchen duties as assigned.
Ensures that all production is wrapped, dated and labeled.
Follows food production schedules.
Documents preparation and usage of food according to established standards.
Informs the leadership about quality issues.
Responds in a positive manner to customer need.
Ensures that HACCP standards are followed at all times.
Daily monitor and daily checklist of assigned cooks.
Helps ensure equipment is in working condition and places work orders.
Maintains all quality, safety, and sanitation standards.
Works cooperatively with other personnel in a team effort to accomplish departmental objectives in accordance with hospital policy.
Responsible for: Monitor food preparation to ensure foods are prepared in small batches to minimize waste.
Estimate food requirements and control serving portions according to yield specified in standardized recipes to eliminate waste and leftovers.
Standardize and develop new recipes.
Instruct, oversee, and delegate duties to cooks as required.
Fill in for Supervisor as needed.
Make menu changes, consulting with leadership.
Completes all required in-services according to established standards.
May perform opening and or closing duties of the department.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Preferred)
Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.