• Job Summary
    • The Cook accurately and efficiently prepares, portions, cooks, and presents a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred.

    • Experience
      • Two (2) years of experience in the food industry preferred.

    • License/Certification/Registration
      • N/A

    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • The incumbent in this role must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. The incumbent must present self in a highly professional manner to others and have the ability to uphold honesty and ethics in the workplace, have the ability to maintain a positive attitude and the ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect. The incumbent in this role must be able to maintain a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives and have the ability to provide clear directions and responses to co-workers. The incumbent in this role must have basic food handling skills and knowledge of basic operation of kitchen equipment.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Prepares and cooks to order foods that may require short preparation time.
    • May prepare food and serve customers at an a la carte and may operate a grill station.
    • Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.
    • Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
    • Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
    • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
    • Prepares foods under direct supervision or instruction by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.
    • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
    • May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all MedStar/Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.
    • Attends all allergy and food-borne illness in-service training.
    • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
    • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
    • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.
    • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
    • May receive inventory, move and lift foodstuffs and supplies and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets.
    • May produce some batch goods using basic cooking techniques.
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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