Cook II
Job Details
Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Description

Responsible to                                         Position Classifications
Duty Manager                                                 Hourly/Non-exempt

         

Directly Supervises and Evaluates

None

 

Is Back Up To:              Senior Cook

Is Backed Up By:          Cook I

 

WOODLAND POND CONFORMANCE STATEMENT

In the performance of their respective duties and responsibilities all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Performing quality work with or without direct supervision
  • Interacting professionally with other employees, residents, guests, and all others
  • Working effectively and in accordance with the Woodland Pond Communication Fundamentals
  • Completing tasks independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations
  • Complying with all federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations as well as Woodland Pond policy and procedure at all times

 

Position Summary     
The Cook II accurately and efficiently prepares, portions, grills, and presents a variety of hot and /or cold food items for various meal periods to include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and special catered events

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   (*CF indicates Critical Function)

  • Leads and directs others on shift to shift basis to ensure food quality (*CF)
  • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving, serving soups, meats, vegetables, dessert and other foodstuff for consumption 
  • Prepares, seasons and cooks meats and vegetables using skills in frying, grilling, and sautéing
  • Assists in the preparation/cooking of hot and/or cold foods, and properly stores food, utilizing knowledge of temperature requirements and spoilage (*CF)
  • Reads recipes and/or product directions with accuracy
  • Prepares, seasons and cooks meats and vegetables using skills in frying, grilling, and sautéing
  • Prepares and seasons and cooks starches, vegetables and other food items
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe
  • Monitors and trains others to maintain highest quality of service to residents at all times
  • Deep fries, grills and sautés meats, fish, vegetables and other foods
  • Conducts appropriate taste test for products as needed. Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing or using thermometer to ensure safety and food quality
  • Portions food attractively on plates. Adding gravies, sauces and garnish to servings as appropriate (*CF)
  • Inspects work stations for compliance with service standards
  • Cleans and sanitizes workstations and equipment following all standards, including regulatory rules and procedures
  • Complies with all HACCP policies and procedures
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner and maintains a safe working environment fixing immediate needs with appropriate safety measures
  • Participates in safety meetings, trainings and hazard assessments
  • Completes all required trainings and in-services
  • All other duties as assigned

 

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance
  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties
  • Possesses working knowledge of basic food handling skills and food safety with the ability to apply skills developed as appropriate for the position
  • Able to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Is organized and able to problem solve
  • Willing to learn and grow
  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance, wearing the appropriate uniform as assigned

Qualifications

  1. High school graduate or HSE preferred
  2. 3-4 years related work experience
  3. Knowledge of basic kitchen equipment operation
  4. Basic computer skills required
  5. Able to write legibly, takes oral and written instruction well
  6. Has demonstrated knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially the elderly or geriatric population

 

Degree of travel

Occasional off-site meetings, seminars, and conferences

 

Disruption to Routine

Must adapt to frequent schedule changes, possible overtime.

 

Safety Hazards in Job

Moderate physical and emotional stress associated with food service

 

Physical Demands

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continually

Sit

X

 

 

 

Stand

 

 

 

X

Walk

 

 

X

 

Bend/Stoop

 

 

X

 

Squat

 

X

 

 

Crawl

 

X

 

 

Climb

X

 

 

 

Reach Above Shoulder Level

 

 

X

 

Kneel

 

X

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

X

Lift, Carry, Push, Pull

 

 

 

 

        Maximum 10 Lbs.

 

 

 

X

        Maximum 20 Lbs.

 

 

X

 

        Maximum 50 Lbs.

 

X

 

 

        Maximum Over 50 Lbs.

X

 

 

 

Must Be Able To

 

 

 

 

        See

 

 

 

X

        Hear

 

 

 

X

        Speak

 

 

 

X

        Use One Hand

 

 

 

X

        Use Both Hands

 

 

 

X

Environmental Conditions

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continually

Involves Being

 

 

 

 

        Inside

 

 

 

X

        Outside

 

X

 

 

Exposed to Temperatures of

 

 

 

 

32ûF and less

 

X

 

 

100ûF and more

 

X

 

 

Wet & Humid Conditions

 

X

 

 

        Noise, Vibration

 

X

 

 

        Fumes, Dust

X

 

 

 

Hazards, Exposure

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continually

Infectious Wastes

X

 

 

 

Toxic Chemicals

 

X

 

 

Needles/Body Fluids

X

 

 

 

Radiation

X

 

 

 

Chemotherapeutics

      X

 

 

 

Occasionally = 1% to 33% of the time                     

Frequently = 34% to 66% of the time

Continually = 67% to 100% of the time

 

 

Employers Disclaimer

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an ‘at will’ employment relationship

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have read and understand the responsibilities of my position at Woodland Pond as outlined in this job description.

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