Cook

Location Address

7500 W Dean Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223
United States

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Basic Function

  • To be responsible for volume preparation of foods and to provide nutritional meals by preparing and serving meals in an attractive manner, and to maintain a high standard of sanitation and safety.

Essential Duties

  • Prepare, season and cook meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, soups, desserts, modified diet foods and casserole dishes according to standard recipes.
  • Prepare all food in sufficient quantities to cover all service requirements.
  • Time preparation to meet service schedules.
  • Estimate food requirements, utilize leftovers.
  • Present food in attractive and palatable manner.
  • Handle, store and refrigerate food in proper manner.
  • Standardize recipes and determine number of portion needed for meal.
  • Requisition daily food and supplies.
  • Supervise and instruct kitchen workers regarding food preparation and cleaning.
  • Clean work area and equipment.
  • Submit requisitions for maintenance of kitchen equipment.
  • Confer with managers and dietitian regarding total kitchen functioning.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the Dietary Department.
  • Adhere to all Federal/State regulations/guidelines and facility and department safety policies and procedures.

Supervision Exercised

  • Functional supervision over Food Service Workers.

Supervision Received

  • Receives supervision from Dietary Manager.

Qualifications

  • Experience in quantity food preparation in a residential or health care facility.
  • Must be able to supervise and direct others.
  • No records for abuse, neglect or mistreatment or for misappropriation of property.
  • Prompt and regular attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prior supervisory experience desirable.
  • Basic Math skills when adjusting recipes, which included measuring and scaling.
  • Ability to read, write and make simple calculations and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to cook variety of food in large quantities and be familiar with required seasonings and cooking time.
  • Ability to prepare and serve modified diet menus.
  • Has a pleasant manner and high degree of grooming and hygiene.
  • Must be able to work well with others and maintain harmonious relationships.
  • Emotional stability: must be able to deal effectively with stress created by sick residents, multiple tasks, meeting meal schedules, noises, interruptions, and work cooperatively as part of the health care team while maintaining a pleasant demeanor.
  • Knowledge of principles and requirements of sanitation and safety in handling food and equipment
  • Knowledge of operation and care of large quantity food equipment.
  • Ability to direct and instruct other kitchen help in job tasks and work cooperatively with Supervisors.

Working Conditions

  • Works in well-lighted but hot, humid, and noisy areas.
  • Subject to interruptions.
  • Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents.
  • Frequent exposure to cleaning chemicals.
  • Provided with necessary protective equipment and devices.
  • Frequent change between hot and cold work areas.