Prep Cook - Dining & Health Services

The Prep Cook is responsible for following company recipes, preparing and cooking assigned foods for clients and customers based on client needs and contractual obligations.
Must have basic math, reading and writing abilities.
Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
Must be able to measure accurately and have sufficient dexterity to handle food and equipment efficiently and safely.
Must be able to properly lift a minimum of 50 pounds with minimal effort following required safety guidelines.
Must be able to tolerate sudden and extreme changes in temperatures.
Must have a State Food Handlers permit where required by state law.
One year experience in volume cooking.
Knowledge of and experience practicing proper safety standards in handling food and equipment.
The Prep Cook is directly supervised by the Manager with no responsibilities in management or personnel supervision.
1. Follow all company and client policies, rules and regulations.
Be to work on time. In case of emergency report directly to your Manager in advance of regular scheduled starting time.
Report any problems immediately to the Manager or manager on duty.
Read and follow company/client safety policies and procedures, initials and records.
2. Responsible for preparing, cooking and portioning all menu items by following instructions on standardized recipes.
Ensure that all sites receive correct number of items using cook's production sheets.
Check menus, prepare and cook items following standard recipes completing the cooking by serving time.
Check temperatures of food items and logs before serving.
After line is served, remove leftovers and clean area.
Cover, date and store leftover food.
3. Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean, sanitary, neat and orderly manner.
Handle food, equipment and utensils in accordance with sanitary and safety regulations.
Wash and sanitize all pots and pans after preparing meals.
Ensure that all areas are clean before leaving each day.
4. Maintain workplace professionalism.
Support company decisions and policies even though you may personally disagree with those decisions.
Think in terms of what is best for the company.
Establish and meet realistic timetables for accomplishing goals.
Continuously evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of ongoing programs for which you are responsible and identify opportunities to improve these programs.
Display a friendly and positive attitude toward the job and other persons; perform job duties willingly and without complaint; attempt to understand and respond to needs
Maintain proper attendance. Report to work on time; provide sufficient notice to supervisory personnel prior to unavailability or lateness in accordance with company policy.
Dress professionally at all times.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding departmental and company business; never releasing or discussing internal matters of a serious or sensitive nature outside the department or company.
Ensure that your supervisor is advised on a timely basis of potential problems.
Valley Services Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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