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RWJBarnabas Health Assistant Cook in NEWARK, New Jersey

Assistant CookReq #:0000147540

Category:Food Service



Facility:Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Department:Dietary Management


Newark Beth Israel Medical Ctr, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027

Job Overview:

TheAssistant Cookis responsible for completing tasks as outlined in the job flow for daily position assigned. This position will retrieve, prep, and prepare items according to the daily production sheets and recipes along with following all HACCP guidelines for food and physical safety.



  • High School Diploma/GED required

  • Prior cooking experience in a healthcare facility is required

  • Read/interpret recipes provided

  • Basic math skills


  • Culinary Degree

Certifications and Licenses Required:

  • ServSafe Food Handlers certification preferred but not required upon hire

  • Department will help obtain within 90 days of hire

Scheduling Requirements:

  • Sunday-Saturday, every other weekend

  • Shift Time Will Vary (must have flexibility)

  • 5:30am-1:30pm

  • 6:00am-2:00pm

  • 8:00am-4:00pm

  • 11:00am-7:00pm

  • 12:00pm-8:00pm

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently completes tasks according to daily production sheets and recipes by service time for caf and patients

  • Communicate with the Executive Chef or Supervisor any items missing preventing less than a 100% completion of the production sheets and recipes

  • Date & Label all items: Use appropriate label or marker include: Item name or description, date prepared, use by date, shelf life, and initials. Label all reusable manufacturer containers with an Opened Date and Discard Date

  • Clean work stations as you go using proper cleaning & sanitizing techniques for food contact surfaces. Set up and maintain Green Detergent & Red Sanitation buckets throughout your shift

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with various pieces of commercial kitchen equipment. Demonstrates knowledge of various cooking methods includingbut not limited to: Roasting, braising, baking, saut ing, frying, steaming, and boiling

  • Follow Personal Hygiene, Hand Washing Techniques and proper use of Gloves. Follow HACCP guidelines for Preventing Cross-Contamination

  • Retrieve items needed to complete daily recipes

  • Record production numbers: prepped, served, leftover, waste. Record HACCP Record: time, temp, dual code, holding & serving temp. Record CoolingTemperature. Record Re-heating Temperature

  • Proper use of Thermometers including daily calibration. Proper Techniques for Thawing Foods

  • Store food in food safe containers

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits and Perks:

At RWJBarnabas Health, our market-competitive Total Rewards package provides comprehensive benefits and resources to support our employees physical, emotional, social, and financial health.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Medical and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Retirement Plans

  • Short & Long Term Disability

  • Life & Accidental Death Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Wellness Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (e.g., Pet Insurance)

  • Discounts Through our Partners such as NJ Devils, NJ PAC, Verizon, and more!

Choosing RWJBarnabas Health!

RWJBarnabas Health is the premier health care destination providing patient-centered,

high-quality academic medicine in a compassionate and equitable manner, while delivering

a best-in-class work experience to every member of the team. We honor and appreciate the privilege of creating and sustaining healthier communities, one person and one community at a time. As the leading academic health system in New Jersey, we advance innovative strategies in high-quality patient care, education, and research to address both the clinical and social determinants of health.

RWJBarnabas Health aims to truly make a unique impact in local communities throughout New Jersey. From vastly improving the health of local residents to creating educational and career opportunities, this combination greatly benefits the state. We understand the growing and evolving needs of residents in New Jersey whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer