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Hackensack Meridian Health Cook- FT- Day in Hackensack, New Jersey


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

Come join our Amazing team here at Hackensack Meridian Health! We offer EXCELLENT benefits, Scheduling Flexibility, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and much more!!!

The Cook prepares, cooks and serves food for consumption by patients, staff, and visitors.


  • Prepares and cooks all menu items to order, as assigned, in accordance with HACCP guidelines to meet sanitary regulations, as well as following established recipes, and cooking techniques to achieve the quality standards of the department.

  • Determines food requirements, stocks food, utensils and equipment accordingly, and sets up mizzen place.

  • Checks food temperatures using a thermometer to ensure safe cooking, holding, and serving temperatures.

  • Ensures that all food served meets standards of presentation, taste, quality, temperature, portion control, and safety and sanitation.

  • Maintains timeliness of menu preparation and presentation in accordance with service needs.

  • Cleans work/service area at end of production, and stores remaining food in accordance with HACCP guidelines to maintain safety and sanitation standards, including cover, label, and date. 7

  • Maintains refrigerators (clean, stocked for meal service, and leftovers utilized to avoid waste).

  • Provides relief coverage in all areas of room service as needed.

  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.

  • 1-3 years of hotel and/or restaurant cooking experience.

  • Observed good cooking techniques.

  • Team player.

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • AAS Culinary Degree.

  • Health facilities cooking experience or health care nutrition knowledge.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Food Service Safety and Sanitation Certification within 1 year of hire.

Job ID 2024-140302

Department Pavilion Culinary

Site Hackensack University Med Cntr

Job Location US-NJ-Hackensack

Position Type Full Time with Benefits

Standard Hours Per Week 40

Shift Day

Shift Hours Day

Weekend Work Every Other Weekend

On Call Work On-Call Commitment Required

Holiday Work Four of 6