Cook – Rates starting at $20/hr.

Regular Full-Time

Location:

1 Applewood Drive, Freehold, NJ

Job Category:

Applewood

Primary Shift:

Flexibility Required

Work Schedule:

10A-6:30P

Days and Hours:

Weekends required & some weekdays

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Overview

Assists in the production of attractive, palatable and therapeutically correct foods in compliance with sanitation regulations for residents and employees. Assists with all special food functions.

Responsibilities

  • Obtains needed supplies from storeroom freezer, etc to complete daily assignments.
  • Ensures standardized recipes are used in preparation of all menu items.
  • Inspects and tastes food for quality, presentation, and adherence to menu.
  • Works closely with the chef/senior cook in preparation and blast chilling of foods.
  • Assists with special functions.
  • Adheres to departments opening and closing procedures
  • Presents and garnished food in an attractive manner.
  • Adheres to State Sanitation codes and regulations.
  • Ensures all equipment and food temperatures are recorded and corrections are taken as necessary.
  • Assists with inventory and projected orders, prepares and places food and supply orders as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma or GED preferred

 

Work Experience:

Two years culinary school or training preferred

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Basic command of English language (speaking, reading, writing) and basic math skills required to ensure correct perform duties, understanding and following instructions, dietary restrictions, etc for patient, resident and employee safety.

Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team and customers.

Must be able to adapt to circumstances that arise and be able to make decisions quickly to problem solve any issues that may develop.

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Works in a clean, well-lighted and ventilated kitchen. Atmosphere is warm, moist and odors from cooking foods. Subject to sudden changes in temperature when entering refrigerators and freezers.

Exposure:

No expected exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting – Rarely

Standing/Walking – Continuously  

Kneeling/Stooping – Occasionally

Bending/Climbing – Frequently

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Continuously

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Occasionally

Typing/Filing – Never

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.

 

Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.