Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
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  • Job Family
    Nutritional Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Job Description


Prep Cook AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time
Every other weekend required
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Prep Cook will occasionally be asked to cook or finish a recipe or product.
  • Primarily performs duties associated with the preparation of cold foods for tray line, Harvest Kitchen and catering but may do limited baking, frying and general cooking duties.
  • Preps food used by cooks and sous chefs.
  • Performs ingredient prep duties, gathering items in the correct quantities needed for appropriate recipes.
  • Works collaboratively with leadership and storeroom and prep areas to provide necessary provision of food and supplies.
  • Maintains flexibility when staffing needs require a change in scheduling.
  • Listens openly to constructive criticism.
  • Demonstrates and conveys a favorable image of the Medical Center.
  • Accurately documents food usage.
  • Rotates stock to ensure standards are being met.  Labels and dates food items according to procedure.
  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
  • As needed prepares hot and cold food according to standardized recipes in the correct amounts for patients, child care, catering and cafeteria.
  • Organizes batch-cooking schedule so food is available throughout service to ensure optimal food quality and temperatures.
  • Sets up food in hot and cold food counters and delivers food as needed to patient and cafeteria lines and warmers.
  • Assists with patient tray line assembly, serving items according to patient menu.
  • Maintains an orderly and sanitary storage area. 
  • Assumes personal responsibility for care of work areas and equipment.
  • Demonstrates improved outcomes through effective communication and follow up.
  • Takes initiative to identify and analyze problems; generates alternative solutions.  Takes appropriate risks that lead to improved work practices.
  • Demonstrates and promotes high standards for quality and productivity; focuses on results.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and accountability.
  • Examines existing processes and problems and continuously looks for ways to do things better.
  • Takes initiative to improve skills and knowledge.
  • Initiates and implements new recipe ideas for catering and cafeteria.
  • Maintains a high degree of initiative to prevent waste and makes effective use of leftovers.
  • Continually evaluates ways to control food and supply costs.
  • Exhibits good judgment and time management skills to accomplish daily tasks.
  • Is versatile and able to assume a number of different duties.
  • Is fiscally responsible and suggests cost-saving measures.
  • Adjusts schedule when low volumes require leaving early.
  • Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job related duties as requested by management.
  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonable accommodate individuals with a disability


What You Will Need:
  • 1 to 3 Years of Position-Related Experience
  • Experience in quantity food prep and production
Job Summary:
Under the general direction of the Nutrition Service Team Leader Sous Chef or Production Supervisor, the Prep Cook is responsible for the preparation of food items as determined by the daily menus following standardized recipes.  Is a team player who displays goods decision-making, excellent communication skills, and a professional manner in all aspects of work. Utilizes and manages resources appropriately and ensures food safety is performed at all times. Performs area sanitation tasks including cleaning of all cooking equipment and work stations.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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