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Cook, Fox Valley Region

Date: Jan 7, 2020

City:  Elgin 
Requisition ID: 52205 
Location:  Presence St Joseph Elgin 

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Positions available in the Fox Valley Region - Elgin and Aurora




The Cook must be able to perform a variety of functions and tasks pertinent to the production, service, and distribution of foods to patients, employees, and catered services at the specified times. Maintains high quality standards in all aspects of production and service.



  • Prepares from standardized recipes large-scale food production for patients, cafeteria, guests and catering clients according to established forecasts within specified timeframes. Ensures that food service is provided correctly to patients and employees making use of patient menus, recipes, dietary restrictions, garnishing instructions and portion charts.


  • Prepares, serves and stores food in a safe and sanitary manner ensuring all safety and sanitation procedures are followed in accordance with Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles.


  • Utilizes all products in a cost effective manner preparing only to the forecasted level.  Monitors food production and makes adjustments throughout the shift to ensure minimal product waste.


  • Demonstrates an ability to work effectively with peers, supervisors and managers as a member of the team and establishes collaborative and supportive relationships. Cross trains in various cook positions and assists in the proper training and orientation of new staff.


  • Follows established policies and procedures for all aspects of the job being performed. Follows the assigned cleaning procedures and cleaning schedules.



This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required

1-3 years of experience preferred

Culinary arts training preferred                                                               


Computer Skills                                                          

General office computer skills required.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Illinois Department of Public Health Food Services Sanitation Certification required, City of Chicago certification required for all facilities located in Chicago. Sanitation certifications must be secured within 6 months of hire.


Business Unit: Presence Health 

Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Public Health, Healthcare