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Cook - Behavioral Health

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Willimantic, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 32
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

  • The Cook performs a variety of cooking and other food preparation activities in accordance with HAACP guidelines and department policies and procedures.


  • Prepares food for patients, visitors and staff utilizing safe handling procedures.
  • Assists in serving food as needed.
  • Performs daily care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Performs cleaning duties and waste disposal.
  • Performs quality improvement activities including, but not limited to, maintaining temperature logs and performing
    HAACP and safety surveys.
  • Assists Sous Chef in maintaining an up-to-date inventory; rotates and manages stock; fills requisitions.
  • Maintains required competencies within deadlines and keeps current with monthly department in-services.
  • Trayline/Cafeteria responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or necessary.


Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED. Degree or training in Culinary Arts preferred.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2+ years of food services experience.
  • Serve Safe certification.
  • Supervisory or leadership experience preferred.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and high volume.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to smell and taste food to determine quality and palatability.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Ability to provide high level of output on short notice.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities that conform to hospital core values.
  • Ability to assume leadership role.
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