Cook I

at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description





Prepares a wide variety of foods ensuring the attractiveness, palatability, and temperature of food in accordance with standardized recipes and standard operating procedures. Complies with Christiana Care, federal, and state health codes.




Demonstrates a patient/customer "comes first" attitude.


Greets patients, visitors, customers, and co-workers with a smile and pleasant manner.


Demonstrates quality customer service.


Practices service recovery.


Demonstrates understanding and executes CCHS Core Values - Excellence and Love.


Interacts with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, and other department staff in a compassionate manner, demonstrating empathy, sensitivity, patience, and mutual respect.


Demonstrates ability to read and follow assignments, completing within established time frames and maintains a high level of productivity without direct supervision.


Communicates pertinent and vital information and feedback to co-workers and supervisors.


Follows written and verbal instructions as directed.


Assumes an active role to keep informed about changes in policies, procedures and equipment, completes mandatory education, attends and participates at meetings, and is willing to be taught, coached, and/or mentored by others.


Adheres to Christiana Care and department policies and procedures.


Complies with Christiana Care and department sanitation/safety responsibilities in the performance of all job assignments in accordance with Federal and State Health codes.


Prepares a wide variety of foods, such as: meats, fish, poultry, fresh, frozen, canned, and dehydrated vegetables, ensuring the attractiveness, palatability, and temperature of food in accordance with standardized recipes and standard operating procedures.


Produces items focusing on merchandizing and eye appeal.


Demonstrates ability to extend recipes to meet production numbers based on requested amounts.


Demonstrates ability to test cooked food by tasting and smelling, and takes corrective action as required.


Ensures that all perishable items are dated, rotated and served utilizing the FIFO guidelines.


Discusses with supervision all leftovers for run-outs.


Demonstrates ability to keep own work areas clean and organized at all times.


Demonstrates ability to maintains food dating, labeling, and correct shelf organization in cook's walk-in and keeps area organized and clean.


Demonstrates ability to handle all equipment using proper methods and procedures.


Reports any equipment malfunction to supervision.


Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established infection prevention, sanitation and safety procedures.


Reports to a supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.


Performs other related duties as directed.




High school graduate or equivalent.


6 months food service experience preferred.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.



EEO Statement:

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.


Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 890337

Posted On: Dec 29, 2021

Updated On: Jan 22, 2022