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Lead Cook (UVM Health Network / Porter Medical Center)

Organization UVM Health Network / Porter Medical Center
Location 115 Porter Drive
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

The Lead Cook is responsible for monitoring the production and dissemination of patient menus in compliance with the patients plan of care, and working within the guidelines established by the staff dietitian and Food Service Manager. Responsible for preparing and distributing foods to patients and staff on a daily basis, and preparing kitchen production sheets according to patient preferences. Completing staff meals and catering needs, and to represent the department in a professional and courteous manner to patients, employees and visitors. Responsible for ensuring safety and sanitation of the department, compliance with Regulatory Agencies and therapeutic diets. Responsible for assisting with fiscal management, staff education and training, continuous quality improvement projects, menu planning and implementation. Assisting in food, beverage and supply procurement.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Able to read, write, and speak the English language
  • Demonstrates a willingness to adapt to change
  • Mental and physical sufficient to meet the demands of the position
  • Professional appearance
  • Satisfactory references
  • Works well with all levels of staff, patients and families.
  • Ability to follow standardized recipes
  •  Prepare foods in compliance with diet orders
  • Ability to modify food textures and portion foods correctly
  • Ability to follow therapeutic diets as ordered.
  • Minimum of two-year work experience in the Food Service Field. Preferably 1-year in a management position or similar position.
  • ServSafe Certification or equivalent food safety training
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide leadership
  • Handle cash accurately


Date Posted May 23rd, 2019
Deadline Open until filled
# of Positions Available 1
Type Full Time
Compensation Full benefit package
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