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Lead Cook - Full Time - Lanai Community Hospital

Primary Location Lanai, Hawaii Worker Location Onsite Facility Lanai Community Hospital Job Number 1269552 Date posted 04/05/2024
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Job Summary:

Under direct and indirect supervision, prepares a variety of foods for all areas of dining services including patient, guest, cafeteria, and catering to ensure high customer satisfaction. Assures high quality of foods produced and served. Assures compliance with food safety and sanitation procedures. Assists in the planning of menus and in the purchasing of staples.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and cooks, in large quantities, food for service to patients, guests, cafeteria and catering including scratch cooking from basic ingredients, garnished in an attractive manner.

  • Participates in recipe development. Communicates to appropriate staff in an effective and team like manner.

  • Follows recipes to prepare and cook food items.

  • Modifies or converts recipes for different quantities, special diets, and other needs.

  • Performs opening/closing of cooks and production area including daily equipment check and temperature monitoring. Contacts maintenance as needed and follows up to ensure proper food safety.

  • Documents Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point logs on a routine basis.

  • Maintains organized food production area for efficiency and cleanliness while maintaining an effective workflow.

  • Coordinates food orders with the production team and assists the Food Service Aides as required which may include, but not limited to, checking incoming orders for quality, temperature and quantity.

  • Stores leftovers according to established standards. Plan and utilize leftovers appropriately to minimize waste.

  • Orders food supplies for cafeteria. Maintains food inventory.

  • Receives, checks, and signs for foodstuff and/or issuing. Assist with proper stock rotation of food supplies.

  • Ensures hot food availability. Monitors food availability during cafeteria service hours, adjusts accordingly.

  • Plans for daily, holiday and theme menus in collaboration with supervisor.

  • Assumes the lead responsibilities during scheduled working shift. Assists in scheduling work assignments Ensures smooth operation of cafeteria services during absence of supervisor.

  • Responsible for inventory of all food and supply items.

  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of equipment, food storage and work areas.

  • Completes cleaning according to daily and weekly schedules and dishwashing/pot washing.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years hospital, institutional, or restaurant cooking experience to include food preparation.

  • High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • ServSafe Food Handler Program Certificate required at hire OR Food Handling Certificate required at hire
Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in ability to follow and modify recipes for quantity and taste, ability to safely and effectively operate standard foodservice equipment, adaptability, decision making, customer service, oral communication, planning, problem solving, teamwork.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in institutional food preparation.
  • Post high school on-the-job training in basic institutional food prep and cooking.
Primary Location: Hawaii,Lanai City,Lanai Community Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: S02|AFSCME|UPW-Local 646 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: LANAI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - Food Preparation - 3601 Pay Range: $24.43 - $21.81 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest