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    This Cook position is assigned to the Nutrition and Food Service of VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

    Position is NOT career ladder. The duties below are meant to give a general description of Cook duties covering multiple positions.

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    The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Receives and checks, the quantity and quality of items delivered by vendors by comparing time to specifications and standards, notifying supervisor of any discrepancies
    • Evaluates the quality of items received to determine acceptability
    • Maintains records as necessary for ordering, receiving, quality control, issuing and taking monthly inventories or subsistence and supplies
    • Works closely with supervisors in maintaining stock levels, curtailing overproduction and minimizing food waste
    • Subsistence and emergency subsistence are rotated continuously issuing older stock first
    • Utilizes Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) in every step or the process from receiving, storing, and issuing and preparing food
    • Reviews productions sheets, menus and other orders, notifies supervisor of discrepancies
    • Coordinates and prepares the assembling, weighing or measuring of foods requested, fresh, frozen, canned or dry, and delivers prepared carts to the appropriate areas in the kitchen ensuring HACCP guidelines are followed
    • Relieves for cooks in food production preparing a wide variety of food items including regular and modified diet entrees and desserts
    • Adjusts recipes to ensure correct yield for large quantity cooking
    • Maintain proper temperature for all foods during holding, transport, reheating, and serving to assure quality control and food safety
    • Perform yield testing for selected food items to determine the serving weight or volume after preparation and gather other test data to assist management in making purchasing and menu pricing decisions
    • Prepare food production worksheets from computerized recipe files
    • Operate specialized equipment to cook food in large quantities and to rapidly chill and store prepared items under refrigeration
    • Follow special health and safety procedures in storing items in food bank and in reheating food items
    • Provides guidance and assistance to lower graded employees
    • May prepare an entire meal which requires coordinating the cooking of several items with different cooking times and characteristics, under supervision
    Available Work Schedules:
    Multiple schedules available; schedule will include Rotating Sunday-Saturday.

    Position Description Title/PD#: Cook / PD #40681-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    7404 Cooking

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