Mercy Health

  • Cook

    Requisition ID
    Support Services
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Days, Evenings, Holidays, Nights, Varies/Rotating, Weekends
    Nutritional Services
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


    The Cook provides service to patients, public and co-workers while performing a variety of food production duties such as measuring, mixing, portioning, stirring, braising, baking, roasting, frying, broiling, steaming, grilling and garnishing. Follows the highest sanitation principles in accordance with Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points standards for food, equipment and self. Keeps all areas clean and sanitary. Provides assistance to all areas of the department as needed. Complies with all HACCP sanitation standards. Reports to the appropriate food service manager.


    Food Preparation-Utilizes standardized recipes following HACCP sanitation standards in the handling and preparation of all foods. Maintains high quality standards following production orders and special instructions meeting established time lines.

    Maintains Equipment and Operates Safely-Cleans and sanitizes all equipment immediately after use. Operates equipment safely and complies with operation techniques established in competencies. Reports equipment that is not working properly immediately to management for repair and makes sure co-workers know the condition of the equipment.

    Ensures Food Safety by following HACCP principles utilizing appropriate labeling, rotating and storage of foods during preparation and service and FDA following guidelines as required.

    Follows all department / organizational standards such as but not limited to co-worker/customer requests in a prompt and courteous manner, tray line requests, etc.

    Meets all required HACCP's documentation such as but not limited to temperature charts, etc.


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:



    Education: N/A

    Experience: Two-Three years in a large quantity production kitchen is required.

    Other: Must be able to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Must be able to comprehend written and oral instructions in order to read recipes, orientation materials, menus, production sheets. etc. Ability to analyze completed products and products in the process of production to determine quality and degree of doneness. Ability to manage time in order to meet deadlines for production. Calculate simple math to expand/decrease recipes.


    Preferred Education:  High School diploma or GED


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.



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