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Location:
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Support Services

Job Type: PRN

Posted Date: March 29, 2021

JOB SUMMARY
The position of Cook I, working closely with the Cook II, ensures food service setup/assembly for the (customer, patients, staff and visitors) is presented and served within the set standards. The Cook I is responsible for both hot and cold food production including seasoning, preparing, and cooking of meats, fish, fowl, vegetables, soup and sauces. Also includes the responsibilities on measuring and following recipes as well as garnishing and packaging. All food items are produced for a high volume area and are to be of the highest quality. High level of customer satisfaction is expected. The job requires the regular exercise of sound judgment and day-to-day performance of job duties. Methodist Policies and Procedures will be followed. . Follows the appropriate ICARE and Service Pride standards that have been set forth by the Methodist Hospital and ensures that associates are doing so as well. Other duties are assigned as necessary. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly are corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding and hazards identified in the work place. Performs all duties and responsibilities projecting the Methodist Hospital's service image and supporting of the mission statement. Must adhere with the Food and Nutrition Services Standards of Appearance and comply with City of Houston Food Ordinances. Performs other job duties as assigned.

Requirements:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assists Cook II in monitoring and recording temperatures of food and refrigeration.
  • Maintains the area so it complies with all regulatory agencies, including City of Houston Health Department, Fire Department, and JCAHO.
  • Prepares all hot and cold food items according to CBORD recipes, quantities
  • Ordered and proper plate garnishing. Responsible for maintaining portion control by fully utilizing the CBORD system recipes. Serves customer in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Reviews menus the day before to ensure supplies are in house. Utilizes time to do pre-preparation of food items to ensure menus are ready at the specified time.
  • Labels and dates all food items for storage. Ensures proper the rotation of food
Items.
  • Minimizes food waste through proper usage.
  • Ensures all food beyond the expiration date is discarded.

  • Maintains clean orderly storage areas with all food items visible in clear covered storage containers.
  • Works in conjunction with the Cook II and Catering staff ensuring the food is prepared is on time, high quality, and transferred efficiently.
  • Assists the Chef with new food items from the creation to making it a menu item.
  • Responsible for serving customers in a timely and courteous manner.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
High School diploma or GED desired

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1 year food service experience required.
Knowledge of food service equipment and sanitation principles

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Texas Food Handlers Certificate through American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is required effective 9/1/2016.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Excellent communication skills needed.
  • Knowledge of buffet receptions, upscale plated menu items, volume batch cooking.
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment
  • Ability to read, write and speak basic English desired

Company Profile:

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.

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