Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019"America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
University of Washington Medical Center Food & Nutrition Services department has multiple employment opportunities for temporary COOKS!
JOB SUMMARY: The Cook will perform skilled expediter cooking duties, including preparing meat, fish and fowl by baking, broiling and boiling according to standard recipes, menus, or verbal instructions; preparing and cooking vegetables, fruits, soups and cereals.
Ensure food is prepared, cooked, issued and stored safely.
Assemble ingredient items in a manner so as to maximize food quality and minimize food waste.
Prepare and monitor food items to assure safe temperature control and safe handling and storing techniques.
Maintain sanitation in work area.
Meet food production deadlines.
Manage time to complete assigned tasks thoroughly and accurately.
Serve Patient breakfast Meal as ordered.
Organize work area.
Clean and sanitize cooking equipment’s, cook’s counter and sink.
Take inventory of dry good supplies.
Submit order to Stockroom Attendant.
Stock and refill work area.
Heat up lunch soups in Combi oven.
Break down steam table and prepare set up for lunch.
Double check steam table, to see everything is properly set up and ready for lunch service.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment AND one year of experience as a Food Service Worker; or equivalent education/experience.
High School Diploma, or GED Certificate, with experience in an industrial, commercial or institutional food service or patient tray service.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to accurately follow standardized recipes and to maintain quality standards.
Ability to do multi task cooking, using safe food preparation, service and storage practices.
Knowledge of; practices, methods and procedures of large-scale food preparation and serving. Demonstrate team skills and have the ability to promote positive customer relations.
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