Req Number003C23 Job Description mso-border-alt:solid windowtext 2.25pt;mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-border-insideh:2.25pt solid windowtext;mso-border-insidev:2.25pt solid windowtext" Arial;font-weight:normal"Leads and guides cooking staff in daily food preparation duties. Participates in planning and preparation of foods for patients, cafeteria and special catering functions. font-weight:normal"Prepares food items according to standard recipes for patients and employees. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"1. Leads and guides cooking staff in daily food preparation duties. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"2. Prepares meal items for patients and employees. Ensures daily meals are prepared and allocated to respective areas for distribution according to scheduled times. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"3. Prepares food items according to standardized recipes. Follows planned menus and obtains ingredients, supplies, utensils and equipment for preparing meals. Ensures frozen ingredients are prepared according to appropriate defrosting procedures. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"4. Participates in menu planning, testing new recipes, as well as menu and diet changes. Trains cooking staff in the preparation of new recipes and menus. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"5. Utilizes a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment such as blenders, steamers, mixers, grinders, slicers, etc. Reports any malfunctioning equipment to management. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"6. Inspects, smells and/or tastes food for quality and palatability. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"7. Participates in food preparation for catered events. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"8. Complies with sanitation, safety and fire regulations of the Hospital and Food Service department. Cleans respective work areas and equipment. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"9. Attends food vendor conferences and reports back to management regarding new food preparation techniques and tools, as required. mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"10. Performs related duties, as required.normal"ADA Essential FunctionsQualifications High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Formal Culinary Arts training, preferred. Minimum of five (5) years food preparation experience, required. Experience in an institutional or hospital setting, required. Ability to communicate effectively and follow instructions.