University of Utah Job Description
Prepares a variety of food service items by following established hospital recipes and procedures. Some incumbents may be given responsibility to lead the activities of other cooks and perform advanced duties associated with the preparation and cooking of food products.
Two years of institutional cooking experience, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) is required. All incumbents must possess demonstrated human relations, computer literacy, and effective communication skills. A current food service worker's permit is also required.
Previous food production experience in a health care setting is preferred. Depending on the area of assignment, up to four Previous food production experience in a health care setting is preferred. additional years of institutional cooking experience and previous supervisory experience may be preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Depending on the area of assignment, incumbents may be required to perform and/or supervise some or all of the following duties.
Some incumbents may be authorized to assists the department manager in making decisions regarding hiring, appropriate disciplinary actions, training, and other actions.
Major challenges encountered by incumbents might include organizing and facilitating functions with minimal notice; limiting departmental waste by proper utilization of time and resources; implementing cost-control measures whenever possible; and prioritizing duties to ensure timely preparation, cooking, and delivery of ordered items.
Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous cleaning chemicals utilized in sanitation procedures as well as equipment and supply hazards such as wet or hot work surfaces and sharp edges on food containers, meat slicers, and food processors. This position involves lifting and/or pushing heavy supply containers, equipment, and food carts. Incumbents must operate heavy or mechanized equipment including slicers, mixers, blenders, steam kettles, fryers, and choppers.
Incumbents must comply with departmental policies regarding attendance and periodic evaluations in order to perform the job duties acceptably.
Incumbents provide service to approximately 1600 customers daily by producing cooked goods for cafeterias, deli, day care area, and to catered events.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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