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Cook I (Full-Time; Days)

Nicklaus Children's Health System
Miami, FL 33128
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Job Summary

Performs food production of patients and retail services. Assists Head Chef in the preparation of catering and/or Specialty Food Stations. Prepares, seasons, cooks and displays food according to recipes and specifications for patient and retail services.

Minimum Job Requirements year of volume cooking experience in a quality operation.

  • ServSafe or National Registry of Food Safety Professionals certification
  • 3-5 years of volume cooking experience in hospital, hotel, institutional, or catering setting


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Head Chef with food production for patients and retail.

  • Maintains food production sheets for the patients and retail by weighing food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Dates, labels and maintains the freshness of prepared food items following the FIFO (First In, First Out) method.

  • Ensures food is served at safe and proper temperatures (hot food hot, cold food cold).

  • Records temperatures daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner for patients and/or retail.

  • Ensures the service area is clean, sanitized and organized condition at all times. Performs daily cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen equipment used for cooking.

  • Prepares, seasons and cooks certain food items (e.g., burgers, fries, soups, sauces, vegetables, and entrees) according to projections and historical data.

  • Follows proper food safety and cooking techniques and methods.

  • Set-ups, prepares and presents at assigned times food that is appealing, tastes good, and is consistent with standardized recipes for patients, retail and catering.

  • Records and maintains accurate production and quality assurance records with assistance from Storeroom Clerk.

  • Floats and works in other areas of the Food & Nutrition Services department when needed.


  • High school education or equivalent preferred.

  • Able to float and cover in other areas of the Food & Nutrition Services department when needed.

  • Associate degree or comparable education from a cooking school with accredited apprenticeship preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with customers and co-workers.

  • Basic knowledge in use of computers and printers.

  • Ability to learn appropriate software application(s).

  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards based on ServSafe.

  • Knowledge of Spanish is helpful.

  • Able to follow detailed written or verbal instructions.

  • Proficiency in food safety and proper cooking techniques and methods.


Posted: 2019-08-22 Expires: 2019-09-20
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