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Senior Cook
Banner Health     Mesa, AZ 85213
 Posted 19 days    

**Primary City/State:**

Mesa, Arizona

**Department Name:**

Culinary & Nutrition-Hosp

**Work Shift:**

Varied

**Job Category:**

Facilities, Environmental Services, and Culinary

Banner Health is honored to be recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the TOP 150 places to work in health care for 2023! In addition, we recently made Newsweek’s list of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity.

These recognitions reflect Banner Health's investment in team members' professional development, wellness benefits, and continued education. It highlights our commitment to advocating for diversity in the workplace, promoting work-life balance, and boosting employee engagement.

As a Senior Cook you will prepare fresh hot foods for production and retail services. You may also assist in preparing and serving hot foods for patients, retail dining and other special events. Prior healthcare experience is a plus as well as high volume short order cook experience in a very fast paced environment. You will partner with the teams responsibilities with dishwashing, food prep, unboxing foods and supplies, pulling new inventory, restocking shelves while providing premier customer service.

You will feel welcomed, appreciated and part of a family immediately your first day! Schedules will include weekends and holidays. Plus you will enjoy an additional $1/hour flat rate weekend shift differential and an additional 18% night shift differential when applicable (from 7pm and later).

Top Pay, Excellent Benefits & Fantastic Growth Opportunity!

Make a difference in your life and Join Banner Now!

Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System. About Banner Children's Hospital at Desert If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Banner Children's Hospital at Desert in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position plans daily food production for assigned areas and produces all food items based on information obtained from production sheets, café menus, catering requests, and any other approved source.

CORE FUNCTIONS

1. Prepares all food items according to standardized recipes. Adjusts recipe quantities for correct yields. Notifies supervisor of any problems relating to production.

2. Plans food production timing and quantities in accordance with the daily orders, menu tally sheets and production assignments. In the event of shortage, determines menu substitutions for regular and café menus. Consults with diet tech or dietician for menu substitution needs for special diets.

3. Minimizes food waste with appropriate planning and tracking. Records food shortages and excess quantities in accordance with department procedure.

4. Checks and logs food and equipment temperatures and reports any problems to the supervisor. Reads thermometers and follows safety requirements.

5. Maintains par levels of food and supplies in assigned areas, orders and/or restocks items in accordance with established routines, rotates food stocks, checks freshness dates.

6. Keeps assigned work areas clean and in an orderly manner. Reports all needed equipment repair.

7. May receive and check in deliveries from vendors and in menu planning. May also oversee production quality when needed.

8. Works under general supervision. Provides leadership and knowledge in cooking and food preparation skills to other members of the kitchen staff. Has primarily inter-department responsibility. May deal with external customers in café or catering work assignments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

This position requires the knowledge and abilities in institutional food production normally acquired with two or more years of similar work experience in production cooking, plus a solid understanding of cooking principles, menu substitutions and modified recipes for all commonly prescribed diets. Must have skills and demonstrated abilities in hot food production and the use of all required commercial kitchen equipment. Must be able to learn and follow established policies and procedures, read and understand written and verbal instruction, communicate effectively, perform math calculations regarding recipe weights and amounts plus calculate amounts of food for necessary production. Must be able to learn food handling regulations and pass certification tests as required. Must be able to perform tasks within limited time frames and follow production and cleaning schedules plus use chemicals safely.

Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

For Banner Staffing Services (BSS) team members, the food handlers' card is required within 30 days of hire. For BSS team members in Tucson and Colorado, the food handlers' card is not required.

All onsite food service equipment including stoves, ovens, steam-jacketed kettles, tilt skillet, broiler, steam table, grill, deep fryer, slicer, Buffalo Chopper, mixer, food carts, dish racks, cleaning equipment and hazardous chemicals used in cleaning and sanitation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans (https://www.bannerhealth.com/careers/eeo)

Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.

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EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans

Banner Health supports a drug-free work environment.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability

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Job Details


Industry

Health Sciences

Employment Type

Full Time

Number of openings

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