Cook – Hospital

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is partnered with one of the leading hospitals in Chicago in their search for a Culinary Cook. This role performs culinary duties as assigned for food and entrée production across the hospital. 

Looking for people with open availability between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.  

The Basics

  • Temporary to Hire, Hours could change once hired
  • Pay based on experience between $18 and $24 per hour

Our client offers (once hired):

  • great benefits (at great rates!) available within 30 days of hire
  • 26 paid days off a year
  • 403(b) plan with an employer match plan
  • tuition reimbursement plan
  • opportunities for advancement both inside and outside the department

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares menu entrees and other items per production schedule utilizing sophisticated equipment for hot preparation.
  • May prepare food for different areas of the hospital such as menu entrees, patient service, retail sales and catered functions as specified by system recipe.
  • Verifies recipe accuracy and assists management in maintaining accurate recipes.
  • Functions as support staff to entree cook as assigned.
  • Participates in recipe standardization process.
  • Checks refrigerators, freezers and dry storage areas daily for utilization of leftovers and proper rotation of products.
  • Adheres to time schedules for production and service.
  • Assists with inventory control as assigned by Manager.
  • Wraps, labels, dates and stores products correctly.
  • Serves and stores food at correct temperatures, maintains temperatures of items served and stored.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of work area and equipment; performs cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all regulatory agency standards and all departmental policies and procedures.
  • Trains new personnel as assigned.
  • Orients dietetic interns to work area as assigned.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Three years recent cooking experience.
  • Two years general cooking experience in cold food preparation and/or Cook’s assistant.
  • Illinois Department of Public Health and City of Chicago Sanitation Certification required within six months of hire and maintain thereafter.
  • High School or Equivalent (GED) 
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Must be able to provide proof of the Covid Vaccine
  • Must be able to provide proof of the following vaccinations:  TDap, Varicella, MMR and TB Test

Culinary school a plus! 

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