Dietary Cook

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The position assists and prepares meals for our patients, staff, and visitors by prepping food, serving meals, and maintaining a clean workspace. The position also trains under the cook to be able to fulfill Dietary Aide and Cook positions. This may include heating prepared meals, baking, cutting and prepping vegetables, etc. Also maintain a clean, sanitary, and efficient kitchen. Attend to the dining room area by proper cleaning, washing, and stocking.


Experience: Sufficient previous experience preferred but on-the-job training provided.

Education: High School or equivalent preferred.

JOB DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)

  • Food Preparation DutiesPreviews menus and work orders to prepare of patient/staff/visitor meals.
  • Plans and coordinates cooking schedules so that foods are ready at required times.
  • Prepare, season, and cook foods.
  • Follows recipes properly.
  • Ensures that all foods are prepared to meet existing standards/regulations for quality,
    freshness, taste, and appearance.
  • Ensures that all sanitary levels are maintained throughout the food preparationCheck patient trays for accuracy to their specified diet, temperature, and develops ideas to use up existing food inventory and items about to expire.
  • Troubleshoots inventory shortages.
  • Prepares special meals or items for meetings, catered events, and/or celebrations – ie
    birthday cakes, cookies, Board of Trustee meetings.
  • Attempts to keep food waste to a minimum.

Equipment and Operational Duties:

  • Follows cleaning and rotating schedule for equipment and food inventory.
  • Maintains department records, reports, and files as required.
  • Rounds on patients as directed by the manager.
  • Wears appropriate protective equipment.
  • Label and put away inventory and assist in rotating inventory and watching for
    expiration dates.
  • Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies.
  • Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or
    other unusual conditions.

Department Team Duties:

  • Works with the Nutritional Services Manager, Dietician, and Administration on tasks and duties assigned or directed.
  • Works with team to develop creative themes – National Taco Day, Mardi Gras
    Menu, etc.
  • Adheres to the schedule and avoids unscheduled absences.

At PCHS, we provide competitive salaries and outstanding benefits, presenting a fulfilling opportunity to become part of a dedicated healthcare organization committed to delivering exceptional quality patient care.

If you have questions or would like more information e-mail Cassie Taylor, Marketing & Recruiting Manager at

Submit resumes and applications on our career page at

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