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Centralia -Cook

Career Details

Full-time 40 hours/week Centralia Posted on 8/6/2021


  • Weigh, measure and mix ingredients according to recipes using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Use cooking techniques including but not limited to turning or stirring food, baking, roasting, broiling or steaming, washing, peeling, cutting, seeding fruits and vegetables, and carving/trimming meat.
  • Clean, cut and cook meat, fish or poultry.
  • Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Clean and inspect kitchen equipment and appliances and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling or piercing them with utensils.
  • Store and label leftovers.
  • Compile and maintain records of food use and expenditures.
  • Take inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Ensure food is stored and cooked at correct temperature.
  • Inspect and clean food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food handling practices.
  • Direct activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
  • Supports and abides by the mission, values, and policies of CHCS in all activities.
  • On-going compliance with CHCS educational requirements.
  • All other duties as required.



  • Receive and complete instructions/directions from Cook.
  • Prepare patient trays according to the menu extensions (proper serving sizes and therapeutic diet orders).
  • Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.
  • Take and record temperature of dish machine and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Mix ingredients for green salads, molded fruit salads, vegetable salads, and pasta salads.
  • Notify supervisor or cook of shortages or special needs.
  • Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas.
  • Wash dishes and utensils used for preparing food.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Supports and abides by the mission, values, and policies of CHCS in all activities.