Huggins Hospital

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    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
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    Location: State/Province Full Name
    New Hampshire
  • Overview

    Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Food and Nutrition, is responsible for Production of all food for Huggins Hospital Patients, Guests, Staff, Adult Day Program and Meals on Wheels.


    Education: Minimum High School Diploma, 2 Year Culinary Degree preferred.

    Experience: Minimum 2 years professional cooking experience. Preferred is food production experience in Healthcare.

    Licensure: Serv-Safe certificate or obtain and maintain within 6 months


    Prepares food for Huggins Hospital Room Service.

    • Prepares meals according to established recipes to insure nutritional compliance and maximize customer satisfaction as measured by test trays, comment cards and Press Ganey scores.
    • Follows established guidelines pertaining to Food Safety.
    • Delegates tasks as necessary to meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrates understanding of diet modifications and prepares food according to established diet guidelines. Adheres to correct portion sizes when plating food.
    • Prepares patient meals tickets in the 45 minute delivery window.

    Prepares all food for MOW, ADP and Functions.

    • Insures that all MOW, ADP and Functions are prepared on time and correctly.
    • Delegates or takes responsibility for delivery of ADP and Functions to insure on time delivery.
    • Makes appropriate substitutions if necessary to provide the required amount of food.
    • Is responsible for checking all function orders for completeness.
    • Utilizes leftover food to minimize waste.

    Works scheduled shifts in the Café

    • Prepares Café specials daily according to Café specials menu.
    • Cooks and prepares all Café foods. Stocks Café as needed following Café workflows and checklists.
    • Operates POS system to insure proper revenue control.
    • Consistently monitors Café for cleanliness and sanitary conditions. Corrects any cleanliness or sanitation issues promptly.
    • Supervises and directs the Café Assistant and volunteers to insure portion control, correct sanitation and adherence to policies and procedures.

    Complies with all cleanliness and sanitation policies.

    • Gets/maintains Serv-Safe certification within 6 months of employment. Stores food properly: covered, labeled and dated. Follows First in First Out policy.
    • Completes all tasks in a manner which prevents cross-contamination and time and temperature abuse. Continually cleans and sanitizes work environment.
    • Complies with cleaning schedules to insure sanitation and cleanliness of all work areas and all equipment. Safely uses all kitchen equipment.
    • Practices accepted sanitation standards including but not limited to: Hand Hygiene, wearing hair restraints, wearing aprons and use of gloves when handling ready to eat foods.
    • Puts away incoming orders in the proper place and in a timely manner.


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