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Cook - UPMC McKeesport


Have you always wanted to get your healthcare career started?  Are you interested in a position that offers terrific benefits and opportunities to grow?  Do you enjoy working "hands on" in a team environment?  Then you may be a perfect fit for our role in the Dietary and Cafeteria Department with UPMC McKeesport.

UPMC McKeesport is looking to hire a regular, fulltime Cook to work various.  This position will also work rotating weekends and holidays.

Apply today to see where your career can go!

Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, is responsible for the planning and performing duties in cooking, preparing and dispersing a wide variety of main courses, vegetables, starches sauces and special foodstuffs for patients, retail areas, catering, and other points of service.


  • Utilizing proper service ware appropriately, pans/portions all products in a manner that is appetizing.
  • Carries out job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the service management vision of UPMC McKeesport which includes the demonstration of appropriate behavior toward patients, visitors, staff, peers and physicians.
  • Notify Operations Manager/Supervisor of any food item shortages in sufficient time to make necessary adjustments to menu.
  • Assist in the training of new employees.
  • Observe sanitary regulations in handling and preparing foods and keep work area clean.
  • Following daily production sheets, completes all hot production.
  • Retrieve, handle and store all products properly according to HACCP guidelines.
  • Accurately perform the duties of the assigned position within designated time period.
  • Product is prepared following standard recipes using proper HACCP techniques.
  • Break down leftover food items and store properly.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one and a half to two years prior institutional/restaurant cooking experience is an asset.
  • Required knowledge in the use of most types of cooking equipment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ACHD or Serve Safe Food Certification preferred.
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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