Cooks (Part Time)

  • Thomas Cuisine
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 11, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Thomas Cuisine is looking for great part-time Cooks in Homewood!

Your culinary career starts in the kitchens at Thomas Cuisine! You'll learn from, and work alongside some of the hospitality industry's most talented executive and sous chefs. Every day on the job is a specialized training program that helps you excel, and become a leader. Learn and grow, and take the opportunity to refine your skills through our in-house training programs.

Homewood Area

Starting at $15+/hr.

Days and shifts vary; Part Time schedules (Flexible!)

The Cook performs a wide variety of tasks and processes to prepare and cook food for patients, employees, and visitors, following standard practices and procedures while complying with regulatory requirements. Responsibilities include: follow standard recipes, filling out production sheets and other documentation to ensure nutritious, high quality, cost-effective meals, and handling food and equipment in accordance with sanitation and safety practices.

Successful candidates will have knowledge of cooking methods and procedures, including various types of preparation, related routines including the following.

Reviews menus and assembles all items needed for preparation
Evaluates food preparation and communicates suggested changes to improve operations
Maintains equipment and cooking area in a neat, clean and orderly manner
Follows kitchen opening/closing procedures.
Handles food and equipment in accordance with sanitation and safety practices
Reports repairs and maintenance needs to the Supervisor
Meets time deadlines for patient meal service, cafeteria service, and caterings
Utilizes progressive cooking procedures to ensure an optimum quality product
Weighs and measures ingredients for the following day's production, keeping food refrigerated as needed, and using proper thawing procedures
Documents supply acquisitions appropriately, both when ordering and removing items from the storeroom. Rotates supplies and maintains an orderly inventory at a minimum per level
Ensures safety of food prepared by following safe sanitary food handling practices- hot food hot and cold food cold
Follows specified cleaning procedures for all cooking equipment. Utilizes proper food storage practices- cover, label, and date
Attend department meetings and in-services
Must be able to successfully complete criminal background checks (State and Federal) and drug screenings

Qualifications:

Familiar with kitchen equipment
Speak clearly and present information orally in English
Apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions
One (1) year experience in high volume food production or five (5) years relevant experience in lieu of education with director approval
Healthcare experience preferred but not required
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. and stand/walk frequently

Kitchen Team

The heart and soul of every kitchen, Thomas Cuisine kitchen team members deliver on our promise to prepare scratch-made food, fresh each day. Day or night, you'll be an integral part of a team working the line, in state-of-the-art kitchens inside hospitals, at upscale senior living communities, and corporate dining facilities.

Growth opportunities:

Enhance your food knowledge
Boost your organizational skills
Execute your job with confidence
Energize your team

Thomas Cuisine is an award-winning, privately-held contract food service company operating in 18 states and growing. We advocate the healing power of whole foods. We believe in preparing scratch-made cuisine fresh each day. Our clients include hospitals, upscale senior living communities, and corporate dining facilities. Every Thomas Cuisine team member is an ambassador, carrying out our mission, reflecting our values, and building relationships while "doing the right thing". We seek to make a valuable difference to those we serve- one nutritious meal at a time.

REAL Food Genuine Service Enduring Relationships