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We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.
Your experience will be of great value to our team and the clients we serve. Share our dedication to provide exceptional food services at our facilities and come join our enthusiastic and dynamic team! We currently have an exciting opportunity for a casual Cook I to support the Food & Nutrition Services team at Royal Columbian Hospital located in New Westminster, B.C. If you are looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities with food items, then this rewarding challenge may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.
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Detailed Overview: Under the general supervision of the Head Cook, the Cook I rethermalizes and/or cooks assigned food items for daily and inventory requirements by following established menus, recipes, quantity quotas and food production sheets. Tests and adjusts food items for palatability. Ensures ready food inventory items are accurately packaged, labeled and stored. Responsibilities:
Cooks or rethermalizes assigned food items by methods such as heating, reheating, boiling, frying, grilling, steaming, baking, whipping and deep fat frying to meet daily and inventory requirements. Evaluates final product for palatability, consistency, temperature and adjusts as necessary.
Plans daily cooking schedule to minimize time between completion of cooking and serving. Ensures food items are served according to established standards.
Prepares therapeutic diet items according to production needs.
Carves meat and poultry to ensure recipe yield and appropriate portion sizes.
Prepares, portions and pans food items to ensure recipe yield meets assigned quantity quotas.
Maintains established food rotations in storage to minimize spoilage and waste.
Ensures leftover food is properly labeled and stored.
Requisitions and receives stock and supplies from internal stores and fridges as required.
Ensures ready food is packaged, labeled and portioned correctly by checking accuracy of weights and labels.
Prepares salad and sandwich items and cold plates.
Participates in recipe development and menu planning.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Graduation from a recognized program in quantity cooking or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Successful completion of a recognized Food Safe Certificate.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to deal effectively with others.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.