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Banner Health Sous Chef in Scottsdale, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Department Name:

Culinary & Nutrition-Psych

Work Shift:

Varied

Job Category:

General Operations

Operating a hospital is more than IV bags and trauma rooms. One might be surprised by the number of people – and the hats they wear – who work behind the scenes to make sure a hospital runs smoothly and safely for our patients, visitors and staff. Each one plays a critical role and is part of a team to ensure the best care for our patients.

This position ensures consistency of food presentation and that all recipe requirements are followed. Oversees culinary aspects of food production including menu adjustments, portion sizes, sanitation and nutritional practices. Researches ways to enhance the quality of food preparation services including ingredient changes to promote the uniqueness of recipes.

Shift: Varied

Enjoy an additional $1/hour flat rate weekend shift differential for all weekend shifts.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

For more than four decades, Banner Behavioral Health has provided nationally recognized, comprehensive behavioral health care for patients of all ages faced with the challenges of psychiatric, behavioral health, or chemical dependency problems. Six locations in and around Phoenix (including Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sun City West) make it easy for our patients to find help, and easy for you to have the neighborhood and lifestyle you want. Banner Behavioral Health is dedicated to providing safe, confidential and compassionate treatment.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position ensures consistency of food presentation and that all recipe requirements are followed. Oversees culinary aspects of food production including menu adjustments, portion sizes, sanitation and nutritional practices. Researches ways to enhance the quality of food preparation services including ingredient changes to promote the uniqueness of recipes.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Creates future menus based on facility counts and previous experience and ensures that these are properly communicated to culinary staff. Leads and oversees the food and nutrition staff in providing excellent meal service while meeting patient and customer satisfaction goals.

  2. Ensures that all staff utilize required portion sizes based on selected menu recipes, kitchen practices, and department rules. Also ensures appropriate food presentation and promotes consistent communication between meal preparation staff and serving staff to maintain highest quality and customer satisfaction.

  3. Ensures all sanitation and nutritional practices are followed by staff and that regulatory agency, OSHA, and safety guidelines are met.

  4. Researches and implements ways to enhance quality of food preparation including modifications to ingredients, portion sizes, and preparation methods that will promote culinary diversity and uniqueness.

  5. Inventories food and supplies in assigned areas; determines ordering and food production quantities based upon established par levels and special needs. Monitors and controls operating expenses and other key indicators within assigned areas/shift to meet budget requirements.

  6. Resolves customer problems and supports staff development in customer service skills.

  7. May supervise department staff.

  8. Works under limited supervision and is responsible for consistency of food presentation and recipes/menus, etc. while providing excellent service & meal quality for patients and other customers. External customers: patients and families, vendors, physicians, facility directors / managers / supervisors, employees and the public. Internal customers: facility leaders and staff and department staff.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Must possess the knowledge and abilities in food services preparation normally acquired with three or more years of experience and/or education in similar food services management work. Must have excellent communication and customer service skills. Ability to effectively organize, lead and supervise work areas and teams. Ability to learn food handling regulations and pass certification tests as required. Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

All onsite food service equipment including stoves, ovens, steam-jacketed kettles, tilt skillet, broiler, steam table, grill, deep fryer, slicer, Buffalo Chopper, mixer, food carts, dish racks, cleaning equipment and hazardous chemicals used in cleaning and sanitation. Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax machine, and retail service equipment such as point of sale registers, beverage and ice cream dispensers, chaffing dishes, serving utensils. Must have the ability to operate computer business software, email, phone, FAX, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Previous supervisory experience and background in healthcare. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are a plus. SERVSAFE certification.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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