General Services Escondido, California

Requisition ID
Food Services
Escondido, California
Salary Range
16.80 - 25.22
Job Type
Per Diem
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period
Position at Palomar Health

Performs a variety of routine duties preparing and serving food for patients, employees, visitors, and some catered events. Cleans assigned areas following established practices and procedures for quality, safety and infection control. Follows established policies and procedures to ensure compliance with food and safety regulatory requirements. The Cook coordinates, preps a volume production of meals for patients, cafeteria, catering/special events. Working off production sheets, reads and executes recipes to compliance. Notifies supervisor of any problems relating to production. Performs job functions to support safe food handling, volume food production, menu development and modification, meal assembly and portion control, inventory management and infection control/sanitation. Minimizes food waste with appropriate planning and tracking. Records food shortages and excess quantities in accordance with department procedure. 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. Keeps assigned work areas clean and in an orderly manner. Reports all needed equipment repair.

Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: High School Diploma and/or combination of education and experience
Preferred Education: Culinary or related certification
Minimum Experience: 1 year experience as a Cook or 2 years as an Assistant Cook
Preferred Experience: 1 year experience as a Cook in healthcare food service
Required Certification: Valid food handler card issued by a San Diego county authorized food handler training school
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Not Applicable
Preferred License: Valid Driver's License

Current employees are not eligible for hiring incentives. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.