This position is located at our Marion Campus. Some of the duties of a WG 4 include, but are not limited to: Selects and places food items on patient trays as they proceed down the tray assembly line according to the tray ticket, the menu, and the plating guide. Possesses skill to organize work assignments, execute tasks quickly and accurately, and meet strict meal schedules. Utilizes tally guide, food production worksheets, and other computer printouts to determine the number of servings when portioning salads, desserts, and modified items for tray-line. Knowledge of portion control guidelines, serving utensils and plating guides and provides portioning and plating instruction to other food service workers. Able to train, instruct and assist lower wage grade employees in the performance of their job. Identifies discrepancies between the prescribed diet and/or listed food allergies and food items on the tray-ticket. Ability to confer with the Food Service Supervisors, and Supervisory Dietitians. Maintains established food temperatures and food service safety and sanitation standards by using proper utensils and gloves. Prepare food by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring, breading. Carve vegetables and fruits as garnishes for food platters and dishes. Mix ingredients according to precisely written recipes that produce quality products, minimize preparation time and avoid food material waste. Performs 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. Weigh, measure and assemble ingredients for regular and modified menu items. Must be able to work in extreme conditions; such as Hot and Cold areas for extended periods of time and have no food allergies. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Multiple Shifts Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/Cook/000018 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
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