Lead Cook in East Los Angeles, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital

Job Title: Lead Cook 

City: East Los Angeles / State: California    


Varied Shifts

Varied Hours



Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title: Lead Cook  

Job Summary:  Leads food production including menu planning and food preparation in the department, supports department director to ensure high quality service to patient, visitor and staff.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Serves as a lead cook, cooking and coordinating activities of department staff.
  • Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving for soups, meat, poultry, fish vegetables, desserts and other food items for consumption.
  • Prepares menus for the cafeteria and catering functions.
  • Responsible for managing the inventory, placing orders and receiving deliveries of food, cleaning supplies, disposables, enteral feedings and supplements.
  • Cleans and sanitizes work station and equipment and follows all hospital and regulatory rules and procedures, aids in supervision of proper cleaning and sanitizing process.
  • Supervises the department to ensure safe food handling procedures for preparation, cooking, holding and storage of all food items and assists in the monitoring of HACCP. Takes corrective action as needed.
  • Performs monthly food and sanitation safety audits to ensure staff compliance
  • Aids in monitoring employee productivity and provides suggestions for improvement.
  • Supervises day-to-day activities of subordinates and assigns responsibility for specific work or functional activities.
  • Assists director in employee orientation and trainings.
  • Performs day-to-day assignments in addition to lead duties.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.
  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.


  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of information in a manner that is understood by all.
  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve,and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal outcome.
  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • High school graduate or Bachelor’s degree
  • Prefer at least 1 to 2 years of current experience in an acute care setting


  • ServSafe Certification required.

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.
  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.