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Cook II (Full Time/Day Shift)

Req #:  201181
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on Chicago’s North Side, is one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit medical centers. Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers a wide range of medical specialties and is nationally recognized for its medical expertise, use of the most innovative technologies and dedication to patient safety, quality and service.  A commitment to community, medical education and ongoing clinical research affirms our mission of providing patients the highest quality care in Chicagoland, as illustrated by our many honors, including being named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Chicago (Lakeview), IL


Full Time- Days, rotates weekends and holidays

Prepares food items for the cafeteria, cafe, patients and catered events assuring standard of the department are met. Provides direction to Cooks 1 and 2, meeting established food quality standards


  • Responsible for ensuring that the hot menu items are correctly prepared according to the standardized recipes
  • 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
  • Adherence to strict deadlines regarding food production for each area of service.


Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • One to two 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 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 lifts over 35 pounds, lifting equipment is expected to be used or lift with at least one other associate when available. Unique 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.