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Food Service Worker/Cook

Job Code:  202388
Facility: The Pavilion
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Category: Food and Nutritional Services
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:


1. Prepares hot food, cold food, snacks, and desserts in amounts consistent with census for patients, staff, guests, and special events as assigned, according to standardized recipes and safe food handling practices.
2. Accurately prepares patient trays using the menu spreadsheet or as directed to insure that patients receive food consistent with the physician’s diet order and the patient’s preferences indicated. Utilizes scales, scoops, and other measuring devices to provide foods in amounts specified on the menu spreadsheet.
3. Portions food accurately and serves in an attractive manner.
4. Assists in assembly of meals and serves meal to the patient, staff, or family.
5. Properly covers, labels, dates, and applies the time of day to all foods processed on the premises before storing in the refrigerator or freezer in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health regulations.
6. Maintains all kitchen areas in a clean and sanitary manner. Records dish washing temperatures to insure residents are served with sanitary dishes and flatware.
7. Interacts with nursing personnel during meal service to insure that patient food service needs are met.
8. Delivers trays to patient care areas.
9. Prepares, assembles and delivers miscellaneous food items to patient care areas.
10. Washes and puts away all dishes, pots and pans. Cleans dish room before end of shift.
11. Operates sanitation equipment or manually cleans in accordance with established procedures so items are cleaned, sanitized, and dried.
12. Maintains productivity so adequate supplies of production and service are available at all times.
13. Transports cleaned items to production and service areas.
14. Disassembles and cleans sanitation equipment.
15. Cleans food production equipment according to established procedures.
16. Prepares sanitation equipment and arranges work areas for maximum productivity.
17. Hand wash items which are not machine washable or when the dish machine is not working properly.
18. Complies with mandatory hand washing requirements and follows written hand washing procedure to prevent contamination.
19. Observes proper procedures for using kitchen equipment (steamer, ovens, etc) to maintain safe and effective working environment.
20. Responsible for cleaning work areas, utensils and equipment and keep in neat and sanitary manner.
21. Responsible for general housekeeping functions (i.e., sweeping, mopping, cleaning walls, cleaning refrigerators, etc.).
22. Assists cooks and other food production personnel in the preparation and presentation of various food items.
23. May collect and transport trash from various food production and serving areas to the appropriate disposal area.
24. Assembles and portions food items (i.e., salads, desserts, etc.).
25. May prepare certain food items (i.e., coffee, grill items, milk shakes, sandwiches, etc.).
26. Responsible for set up, serving and breaking down of café service line in accordance with standard operating procedures. Responsible for restocking café service line with items such as cups, napkins, sugar, ketchup, etc.
27. May assemble, operate, disassemble, clean and sanitize various food preparation and service equipment (i.e., coffeemakers, hot/cold food display counters, ice tea makers, deep fat fryers, etc.).
28. Responsible for cleaning cafeteria area, (i.e., tables, chairs, serving line).
29. May transport food, supplies and equipment to and from food storage and serving areas.
30. Completes daily and weekly cleaning assignments.
31. Completes required documentation, including production sheets, temperature logs, cleaning schedules and meal count sheet.
32. Attends all employee meetings.
33. Help with preparation, set up, serving and clean up of special functions.
34. Performs various other food service related tasks and duties as required and as assigned.
35. Successful completion of the Illinois Food Service and Sanitation Course.
36. Assures that meal selections meet guidelines for modified diets per diet manual/diet order.
37. Assists in assembly of meals and serves the meal to the patient.
38. Collects tickets for meals and maintains a pleasant environment in the café which is kept in an orderly, clean, and sanitary.
39. Upon cook’s absence, food service worker may be required to do the cook’s duties.
40. Maintains adequate supply of self-serve items properly displayed.


Education: Must be able to read, write and communicate the English language.  Current Food Service Sanitation license preferred.

Experience: Food service experience in an institutional environment is desirable.

Other: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

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