Providence St. Joseph Health

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Kadlec Cook Assistant in Richland, Washington


Kadlec has an exciting opportunity for a Cook Assistant to join our growing Nutrition Services team located in Richland, Washington!

Shift Details : Full-Time, 1.0, 40 Hour Variable Shift


Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Food Handler's Permit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited educational institution.

  • ServSafe Certification

  • 6 months Cooking experience.

  • Hospital or nursing home cooking experience.

  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

As a Cook Assistant you will be responsible for simple-step food preparation, tray line setup, and serving as well as short order cooking of foods for patients, catering or retail food service customers, acts in a manner that supports patient food safety, customer satisfaction, and departmental goals, and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrate and sustain compliance with Kadlec Caregiver Expectations Standards of Excellence and Code of Conduct.

  • Review menu, production sheet, and patient census with Cook to determine the types of quantities of food items to be prepared.

  • Ensure adequate food volumes for patients, retail spaces, child care center and room service, etc.

  • Review standardized recipes and takes instruction from the Cooks to prepare raw food and simple-step items for breakfast, lunch and dinner in accordance with defined meal programs.

  • Set up at stocking stations with all necessary supplies.

  • Support cook in completion of multi-step food production (portion and batch cooking) for distribution to patients or other retail spaces.

  • Apply knowledge of modified diets, food portions, food allergies and patients' personal needs appropriately during food preparation and service.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

Our Mission

Provide safe compassionate care. We promise to answer the call of every person we serve; to know them, care for them and ease their way. We are committed to safety, compassion, respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence and collaboration.

About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare to the region by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec is proud to be part of Planetree ( and continues to be recognized nationally as a “Best in Class Employer”. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE. To learn more, click here:

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 272676