MercyOne Des Moines, Iowa
Sep 16, 2021Full time
Overview CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.ResponsibilitiesGENERAL SUMMARY:Prepares and cooks a variety of hot and cold foods with quality in taste and visual appeal. Participates in the planning, requisitioning, handling, storing and serving processes. Maintains clean, sanitary work area and practices food safety regulations.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Prepares display cooking in retail service station.Preps and prepares daily menu items.Efficiently requisitions, inspects, prepares, cooks, cools and portions large and small quantities of meats, vegetables, cereals, soups, fruits and other forms of food in accordance with quality standards, quantity demands and standardized recipes.Recommends recipes, menus and changes in recipes and cooking methods to improve quality of food; forecast specific quantities of menu items to be produced; maintains necessary food production records.Forecasts production and utilizes leftovers to maintain efficient waste control program.Keeps abreast of new trends and methods of food preparation in the food service and catering industry.Processes food for storage and cooling following regulatory codes.Labels and dates items as required.Maintains organized, clean production area, equipment, utensils and tools.Cleans work area, including but not limited to, ovens, stove, grill, and tables.Lifts trays and pans of food from ovens, steamers, and other equipment.Pushes food carts, racks, dollies, and cambros.Monitors refrigerator and freezer temperatures internally and externally.Inspects integrity of food products prior to use.Contributes to a smooth, non-stop customer service operation providing high quality food services to ensure the needs of the customer are met.Demonstrates appropriate sanitation and safe food handling procedures for food preparation, services, delivery and storage.Knowledgeable and practices food safety codes and governing standards; federal, state, local, and accreditation agencies.Uses standardized and non-standardized recipes and ingredients to prepare, create, and process foods.Checks and records temperature of food as required. Covers, labels and dates food items and leftovers for storage.Documents refrigerator/freezer temperatures as required.QualificationsMINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:High school diploma or GED required.Two year's experience in restaurant or food service required.Culinary education, experience or training is preferred.Excellent customer service and communication skills.