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Line Cook
  • Job ID: 89447
  • Job Category: Food/Nutrition Services
  • Specialty Area: Food/Nutrition Services
  • Primary Shift: Evening
  • Work Schedule: Part Time Evenings
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine at Princeton Health
  • Location: Plainsboro, NJ
  • Address: 1 Plainsboro Road
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Part Time Regular 20+ hrs/wk

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:

To prepare quality food items for multiple areas of service throughout the Medical Center at Princeton. Food products are to be prepared adhering to standardized recipes, production needs, and following HACCPS guideline for food safety.


• Supports customer service and performance improvement goals of the department. Collaborates with other caregivers/staff, within and outside the department, to develop means of enhancing patient care and service.
•  Prepare any, but not limited to the following items: Baked goods, pureed foods, breakfast items, cook/chill foods, vegetables, Starches, mixed salads, sliced meats, specialty items, grilled items.
•  Follow recipes to yield correct portions and standard product.
• Coordinates production needs to yield accurate amounts of products.
• Prepared food items are placed in appropriate pans to yield correct portions.
• Utilizes correct serving utensil to assure correct portions.
•  Adheres to all HACCP Guidelines, State Department of Health regulations, and established department policies and procedures. Food items are prepped and prepared, properly panned, labeled and stored, according to all HACCP guidelines. Refrigerator temperatures for food products are taken to assure proper cooling


• Checks equipment for proper and safe use.
• Cleans equipment after use according to the guidelines of HACCPS.
• Immediately reports on any broken equipment to the Supervisor or the Production Manager.
•  Cleans work area daily.
•  Provide customer service/patient first behavior.
•  Contributes to menu planning and special functions.
•  Adheres to Hospital and departmental policies and procedures at all times.
•  Attends meetings and staff development programs as scheduled.
•  Works alone or as part of a team completing tasks.
• Is flexible when it comes to staffing needs and changes in production.
•  Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor or Production Manager.

Minimum Requirements:


High School diploma or GED OR equivalent work experience
Cooking School Certificate preferred

Related Work Experience

One to two years of institutional cooking - preferred


Cooking School Certificate – preferred


• The ability to read and write English
• Follow directions in a recipe and basic math skills, (adding, subtracting and multiplying);
• A knowledge of weights and measurements (ounces, pounds, cups, gallons, etc.)
• Ability to use knife safely and properly ability to work with certain types of machinery (Robo Coupe, Hobart Dicer, Slicer, Buffalo Chopper, Mixer, Fryer, Grill, Stove, Oven, Steamers, Steam Jacketed Kettles).
• Ability to interact Hospital personnel, patients and visitors

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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