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Production III / Cook

Req #:  177641
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 

Barrington, IL


Regsitry- scheduled based on department needs

General Job Duties: To prepare hot food and cold entree items for the cafeteria, doctor's lounge, patients and catered events.


  • Responsible for ensuring that the hot menu items are correctly prepared according to the standardized recipes.
  • Adherence to strict deadlines regarding food production for each area of service.
  • Ensures adequate supplies are prepared and available for department needs.
  • Maintains a safe sanitary work area meeting Board of Health regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2~3 years experience in preparing quantity food items.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to interpret and follow recipes.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment.
  • Sanitation Certified or certification within the first 3 months of hire
  • Able to work continuously mobile.
  • Able to access high and low areas.
  • Able to maneuver heavy objects up to 75 pounds.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials and conditions.
  • Able to meet time constraints in a fast ~ paced environment.
  • Able to perform cleaning tasks.
  • Able to communicate with others.
  • Able to safely use kitchen equipment (gas, electric, and steam)
  • This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.




About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.