Cook / SW Dietary / FT / Mixed

Lafayette General Health

Job Description

Under the direction of the FNS Manager, prepares and cooks a variety of foods for use throughout the facility in such a manner as to ensure an efficient and profitable food service.


Maintains friendly, efficient, positive customer service attitude toward customers, clients and co-workers. Is responsive to customer needs.

Monitors application and enhancement of food production programs following established policies and procedures for processing all department food needs to maintain budgeted, forecasted cost per meal.

Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe, using a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment, such as blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, and tenderizers, to prepare soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces, and casseroles. Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods. Adds seasonings to food during mixing or cooking according to the recipe.

Observes and tests food being cooked by tasting, smelling, and piercing with thermometer to determine that it is cooked according to standards.

Carves meat, portions food in serving vessels, adds gravies, sauces, and garnishes serving to complete.

Studies and follows work schedule. Follows department policies, specifications, and job descriptions.

Adjusts thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, and steam kettles.

Maintains time, temperature, and production needs.

Adheres to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment. Complies with OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal regulations.

Recognizes and adopts the appropriate menus and recipes to the specific needs of the patient/resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of patient/resident population.

Enforces sanitation standards for unit and enforces systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment.

Maintains compliance with all requirements of Federal, State and local regulations and guidelines including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.

Maintains compliance with LGH standards of operation. Adheres to LGH Business Conduct Policy at all times. Maintains all records and reports to ensure compliance, with all local, state and federal regulations and codes.

May wash, peel, cut, and shred vegetables and fruits, butcher chickens, fish, and shellfish, bake bread, rolls, cakes, and pastry.

Ensures proper storage and rotation of inventories in refrigerators and freezers.

Analyzes and resolves work problems. Evaluates and recommends measures to improve operations.

Receives and examines foodstuffs and supplies to ensure quality and quantity meet established standards and specifications.

Performs all other related duties.

Minimum Requirements

Position requires a high school education or general education degree (GED).
Ability to communicate (both verbal and written) effectively with clients, customers of client and support staff. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts.

Telephone , Hand truck , Small appliances
Warmers ,Counter mixer , Buffalo chopper
Broiler , Pager , Knives / cutting boards
Steam jacketed kettle , Deep fat fryer x Tilt skillet
Grill x Steamer , Conventional ovens
Meat slicer , Convection ovens , Refrigerator / freezer
Copier , Small utensils , Steam table
Floor mixer , Range , Warming cabinet


Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.


Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is a healthcare system striving to build a regional healthcare network that delivers excellence in care and outcomes. Join us as we Restore, Maintain, and Improve the Health of our Community!



Employment Type