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Ridgeview Medical Center Cook (1828991047) in Waconia, Minnesota

Purpose of Job This position is responsible for preparing and cooking large quantities of food for consumption by patients, employees and visitors. Job Functions Prepares, seasons (appropriately), and cooks food for patients, staff, and visitors according to menu and production sheets. Coordinates timing of preparation in order to meet service schedules for patients and catering service. Adheres to standardization of recipes and portion control to prevent food waste and control cost. Practices and adheres to safety guidelines from the State Department of Health. Gives directions to personnel who assist in food preparation. Communicates with the other cooks and chef manager regarding menu information and monitors food availability for patients and cafeteria guests. Assists in the assembly of patient trays on tray line. Assists with washing pots and pans. Provides professional and courteous customer service to internal and external customers. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Education/Work Experience High school graduate or equivalent At least 2 years food service experience pertaining to institutional or casual/fine dining cooking, operation of kitchen equipment, food handling and sanitation Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Basic food and culinary terms, cooking methods pertaining to food preparation Ability to meet and maintain the necessary background checks as aligned with position functions Ability to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above Ability to complete basic mathematical problems Knowledge of modified diet food preparation Knife skills and small tool handling Ability to prioritize and multi-task Ability to work independently and in a team Ability to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above License/Certifications Completion of sanitation course and certification within one year of employment as cook Preferred Qualifications Culinary degree Previous hospital food service experience Serv/Safe certified in food safety handling and preparation Cognitive and Mental Demands Time Awareness - Continuous Writing - Continuous Initiation of Work - Occasional Memory - Continuous Receptiveness to Change - Occasional Reasoning - Continuous Required Sequences in Work - Frequent Problem Solving - Frequent Attentiveness Duration - Continuous Social Interactions - Frequent Mathematical Aptitude - Frequent Conflict Management - Occasional Reading - Continuous Detail Oriented - Continuous Ridgeview Medical Center will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, or any other category that may be protected by law.