Job Description

Job Title: Hot Cook (Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC)
Job ID: 767358
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Day Job
Department: Magee - Nutritional Services
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Responsible for the preparation and service of high quality, nutritionally-appropriate foods that are satisfying to the guest. Observes safe food handling procedures and maintains sanitation of work area and equipment.

  • Adhere to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information related to the proper and safe use of chemicals in the workplace. Store chemicals and cleaning supplies away from food production areas.
  • Adhere to departmental safe food handling procedures at all times.
  • Chill, store, and record all prepared and leftover food in accordance to health department guidelines; maintain temperature cooling log documentation.
  • Complete in-advance preparation requirement for next day of service.
  • MWH Educational/Knowledge Requirements: Associates degree in Specialialized Technology (Culinary Degee) or at least two years of cooking experience in a ful-service hospital, restaurant or other food service establishments. Must be 18 years of age. Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to perform job tasks in a professional manner as well as effectively deal with internal and external customers. MWH Responsibilities Required: Keep Lead Cook informed of product shortages or problems affecting daily preparation. Function as a Lead Cook when assigned. Completes food and beverage orders as assigned by the Chef and Lead Cook. Manages the Department (assigned as Lead Cook) until a scheduled Manager arrives. Follows clean as you go policy.
  • Maintain an inspection-ready work area on a consistent basis.
  • Prepare all foods within designated timeframes; monitor food usage throughout service to ensure volume needs are met.
  • Produce high quality hot food products according to standardized recipes and production sheet volume requirements.
  • Provide a courteous and helpful customer service attitude on a daily basis.
  • Uses and maintains equipment according to manufacturer and department guidelines; follows all safety procedures.


  • HS Diploma/GED OR 1 YR previous job experience required in lieu of HS Diploma/GED

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

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

Salary Range: $14.26 to $22.35 / hour

Union Position: No

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