Senior Cook, MC- Culinary & Nutrition Services- P/T Day Shift - 33512-1A

Updated: Jul 27, 2022
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: Culinary & Nutrition Services

External candidates hired into this classification as of 12/2/2021 to 9/30/22 are eligible for a $1,000.00 (one-time non-base building lump sum payment) sign-on bonus, provided they remain employed in the classification for at least sixty (60) calendar days.
 
UC Title: MED CTR COOK SR
Position Number: 40800121
Reports to: Temp Agency Staff-Non UC
Working Title: Senior Cook, MC
Cost Center: Culinary & Nutrition Services (428340)
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
FLSA: Nonexempt Alt Overtime
Date Created: 8/18/2021
Job Code: 005125
Hours: 24
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 0.6
 
 
Position Summary: 
Under general supervision of the Executive Chef, the Senior Cook is responsible for the conception and implementation of upscale, culturally diverse menus and recipes for patient care, retail operations and catering services.  The Senior Cook also prepares, seasons and cooks (steaming, poaching, broiling, braising, etc.) food according to the recipes using basic ingredients, from scratch and some convenience items for patient meal service, Medical Center Cafeteria, and special catered functions, in a safe and sanitary manner.  Other responsibilities include cost control, requisitioning and ensuring proper storage of food items, observance of all sanitation and safety procedures and adherence to all policies outlined by JCAHO, the University of California and the UC Medical Center.
 
 
Salary Range: 
 
Hourly Rate  Minimum   $19.59              Midpoint        $22.57              Maximum $25.54
 
Required Qualifications:
  
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
Previous experience as a cook, or related experience in main kitchen and/or cafeteria
Skill in various cooking techniques with the ability to follow recipes and specifications for regular and therapeutic diets
Knowledge of common cooking terminology, mathematics and standard weights and measures to prepare and adjust recipes
Must be able to work alternate schedules. days and nights, weekends and holidays
Verbal and written communication in the English language, active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, multi-task and time management
 
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Decision-making, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, operations analysis, and quality control analysis
Basic computer application skills
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of food and production
Five years of experience in food preparations and maintenance of large kitchen, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Passing results from practical and written culinary exam
 
 
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php
Closing Statement:
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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