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Good nutrition is vital to supporting and maintaining total body wellness. Whether you're a registered dietitian, a nutritionist, or a food services professional, you'll promote our mission and spread good health through good nutrition when you join our team.

Cook Lead

Location: Wailuku, HI Job Number: 656828 Date posted: 12/14/2017
Description: 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:
    Experience
  • Minimum three (3) years ofhospital, institutional, or restaurant cooking experience to include food preparation.
    Education
  • High school diploma with post high school vocational training in basic institutional food preparation and cooking.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current SERVSAFE certification or successful completion of a sanitation course within the past year.

    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:
  • Associate's degree in institutional food preparation with emphasis in healthcare.



    Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Memorial - Helipad Building 221 Mahalani St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nutrition / Food Services Department: Nutritional Svcs-I/P Travel: No
    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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
  • About Dietitians & Nutrition Services Careers

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    Whether you're supporting the health of our members, employees, or communities, the work you do supports our proactive approach to health. Opportunities exist in outpatient and inpatient care, health education, menu planning, food preparation, and more. In many of these roles, you may find yourself counseling members and community groups on their nutritional practices and educating them on how the right diet can help prevent disease and promote health.

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