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Prep Assistant - Food Production Center - Orlando - Full Time

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Nutrition / Food Service
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Florida Hospital

Prep Assistant - Food Production Center - Orlando - Full Time
Orlando seeks to hire a FPC Food Preparation Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile:
The Food Production Center, located on the Orlando campus, is a high volume production facility. Our team of chefs, cooks, bakers, production assistants and drivers produce and deliver food for patients, staff members, doctors and visitors for all Florida Hospital campuses.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Generally working between the hours of 6:30 am - 3 pm.

Job Summary:
Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Responsible for quantity food preparation in the Food Production Center (FPC) according to recipe specifications and procedures; products meet standards of quality, taste, appearance, and freshness. Meets production deadlines, demonstrates cost conscious behaviors, and initiates advance prep as appropriate. Communicates with supervisor and co-workers. Adheres to FDA Food Code standards for food handling and storage. Maintains clean work area and restocks as needed throughout shift. Monitors and records product temperatures and holding times to ensure compliance with HACCP guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Read, write, and speak English effectively
  • Able to observe, listen, and follow directions
  • Committed to high quality standards
  • Show initiative, contribute ideas
  • Creative, innovative, and receptive to change
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to display positive and supportive attitude toward diverse employees
  • Ability to use a computer, mouse, and keyboard effectively
  • 2 year experience in institutional food preparation
  • Bilingual-English (Required)/Spanish (Preferred)
  • HACCP Guidelines (Preferred)
  • FDA Food Code (Preferred)
  • Experience in high volume food service production (Preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Safe Staff or ServSafe Certification (Preferred)


Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
  • Food Preparation - Prepares/assembles hot/cold food (salads, sandwiches, fillings, and bakery) in Food Production Center for delivery to site partners. Accurately segregates product according to CBORD requisitions per campus and routes to appropriate locations. Follows recipes/instructions to ensure product accuracy, including weighing/measuring ingredients. Meets productivity guidelines. Ability to manage high volume to meet delivery deadlines.
  • Quality - Ensures that all products meet quality standards for taste, appearance, and freshness. Notifies appropriate personnel if finished item does not meet standard and follows through to resolution. Ensures retail/nutrition labels are printed and affixed clearly and accurately to products for resale, using appropriate “use by” / expiration dates. Demonstrates a high level of attention to detail.
  • Safety & Sanitation - Ensures compliance in that work area/station is clean/orderly, and neat/well organized; wears hairnet / beard cover in production/prep areas and maintains hand hygiene standards. Understands and complies with HACCP, FDA Food Code, and in-house safety and sanitation guidelines. Maintains area according to posted cleaning schedules and signs off with Supervisor when completed. Sets up, operates, breaks down, and cleans all equipment in compliance with sanitation and safety guidelines. Demonstrates proper chemical use.
  • Communication - Communicates status of work progress to supervisor; alerts supervisor when equipment, product, requisition, quality or accuracy issues arise. Addresses poor quality from distributors with supervisor. Communicates need for specific food items and supplies in timely manner to avoid delays in preparation and service. Communicates with coworkers to build teamwork and maintain a smooth operation. Able to observe and listen well. Displays a positive attitude and courteous disposition. Demonstrates the ability to make decisions and communicate them appropriately.
  • Compliance - Attends mandatory education and in-services and team meetings; follows FH and NS Policies & Procedures, and SOPs; works toward department goals and objectives. Wears approved uniform and maintains a professional appearance, including FH ID badge. Handles inventory, supplies and equipment properly; takes action to reduce waste. Demonstrates knowledge of Nutritional Services compliance information for regulatory agencies.
  • Equipment – Demonstrates competency in the use, set-up, cleaning, and breakdown of all commercial equipment needed in specific work area. Handles equipment safely and carefully to minimize damage. Maintains, cleans, and uses equipment per specifications to promote longevity and function. Ability to use a scale, scoops, knives, an industrial mixer, a vacuum sealer, tipper tie machine, microwave, oven, etc., depending on production needs. Ability to use a computer, mouse, keyboard, and the Microsoft operating system.
  • Recipes - Demonstrates ability to read and follow recipes. Ensures accuracy so products match CBORD portion and yield. Reports variances to supervisor. Able to learn new recipes, products, and processes quickly.
  • Food Safety - Follows HACCP guidelines for food safety. Monitors and records food temperatures accurately and timely. Follows FIFO method of product rotation. Covers, labels and dates items according to shelf life document. Completes all logs and paperwork completely and timely.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the FPC Food Preparation Assistant opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Nutritional Services

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