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    This WG-6 Cook position is assigned to the Nutrition and Food Service and is responsible for coordinating the assembly of meals while maintaining food safety standards. All meals must be checked for accuracy and adherence to quality assurance minimums and goals. The incumbent must assure that meal service is accurate, timely, and of acceptable quality.

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    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Prepare items including a full variety of meats, sauces, gravies, vegetables, desserts, and salads, etc. using methods of dry and moist heat techniques for an entire meal
    • Daily coordination of cooking the main entree, alternate menu choice items (hamburgers and or hot or cold sandwiches) and several individualized items required for therapeutic, modified diets or Veteran preferences
    • Coordinates the finish time of numerous completed food products at different levels of complexity for regular, therapeutic, and modified texture diets at the proper temperature ready for timely breakfast, lunch or dinner service
    • Plan and coordinate individual food items to make a full nutritious meal for a full range of dietary needs to include but not limited to Diabetic, Cardiac, Modified texture or modified fluid consistency requirements
    • Serve on the main tray-line and/or on satellite units such as the community living center (CLC) which require cafeteria style service within the transformational feeding program
    • Coordinates with other staff members to cook or steam items such as pies, eggs, cobblers for salad and dessert preparation to be ready at the appropriate temperatures and time
    • Maintains records as necessary to prepare food and non-food supply/subsistence requisitions, based on inventory and projected cycle menu needs for weekly food production
    • Assists or works with higher graded cook to maintain stock par levels acknowledging a fluctuating patient/resident census and seasonal changes in product availability
    • Aware of fiscal budget allotments for non-food supply and subsistence and adheres to limits when placing requisitions
    • Upon arrival of stock deliveries of frozen meats, vegetables, bread, dairy, fresh fruit and vegetables and dry goods, examines all food for quality and freshness following Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines
    • Monitors temperatures and steam pressures of equipment and can evaluate the condition of food being cooked at frequent intervals
    • Takes pride in plate presentation of complete meal, adding garnishes where appropriate
    • Modifies/adjusts recipes for ingredient quantities, the number of servings, and available equipment
    • In the absence of the Food Service Systems Manager or higher graded cook, makes decisions for the substitutions or changes in menu due to food shortages
    • Assures all assigned subsistence and supplies are covered, labeled, dated, stored and rotated properly; monitors storage areas for fire code, pest control and shelf life compliance and makes necessary corrections
    • Maintains a positive attitude and accepts responsibility for assigned duties and works as a team member to assure food production and food service goals are met
    • Promotes teamwork by participation in team building activities and attempts to facilitate a climate of mutual assistance and cooperation
    • Assist with problem solving production problems such as shortages or the unavailability of requested foods, equipment malfunctions, and reassignment of primary duties in the event of staff shortages
    Promotion Potential: None.

    Work Schedule: Various hours and days Monday - Sunday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm.
    Position Description Title/PD#: /PD # 70446-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    7404 Cooking

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