Job Description

Job Title: Chef
Job ID: 675108
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: PUH_SHY Catering Srvs
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Coordinate and assist with the activities of assigned personnel involved with preparation, service and clean-up of food for catered events provided by the UPMC Food Service Department.  This position will be various days and shifts, including some weekends and holidays.  This position will require varying start times, some days being 4:00 am.  This position will be located in Oakland. 

  • Assist with human resource functions under the direction of Catering Production Manager.
  • Assist with supervision of sanitary maintenance of catering kitchen, directs food production staff in daily cleaning tasks.
  • Coordinate all catering kitchen food production activities including, but not limited to: determining quantities to be prepared; appropriate food production methods and recipe adherence; appropriate portioning, plate assembly and merchandising; distribution of products to all points of service; food protection and storage techniques; inspection of purchased raw materials/supplies; completion and accounting of food production records.
  • Emphasize the importance of excellence in service guests and staff.
  • Ensure adherence to standards in all phases of operation.
  • Evaluate smell, taste, texture, temperature, appearance and recipe adherence of food produced.
  • Instruct and assist all catering kitchen food production staff in preparation of products.
  • Monitor performance of catering kitchen equipment, notify Catering Production Manager of malfunctions, initiate corrective action.
  • Monitor performance of kitchen equipment, notify the Kitchen Manager of malfunctions, initiate corrective action.
  • Perform quality accountability procedures both on an ongoing individual basis and in coordination with patient and non-patient managers/supervisors.


  • HS diploma/GED required
  • Formal culinary training with cert./degree preferred
  • 2 years quantity food prep experience required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.53 to $22.86

Union Position: No

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