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Req #:  120941
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

South Suburban is a 260 bed hospital with a level 2+ nursery and 24 bed Emergency Room. We also have a 5 star skilled nursing facility on site and 2 Davinci Robots in our surgical services area.

South Suburban Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest that is committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

It’s More Than a Job, it’s a calling


  • South Suburban Hospital
  • PM Shift
  • Registry       

The Cook is responsible for the preparation, cooking, and serving of food to patients, associates and visitors to the campus. To provide the highest level of quality food and customer service at all times. To maintain a clean and sanitary work environment according to health department regulations. These tasks will be accomplished through teamwork, flexibility to change, striving for continued excellence and continued process improvement, and fostering diversity by treating all associates and customers with respect, integrity and dignity.


  • Quality food production for the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that the menu items are correctly prepared according to standardized recipes.
  • Maintenance of a safe and sanitary work environment, observing sanitation and safety regulations, ensuring compliance and licensure with regulatory agencies.
  • Interpersonal Relationship and Customer Service.
  • Observes high personal hygiene standards and conforms to proper dress code according to established Hospital Appearance Policy.
  • Drive and Dependability.
  • Proper attendance at meetings, inservices and training sessions to broaden knowledge base and to enhance skills


  • High school education or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of hotel, restaurant /hospital cooking experience with knowledge of all aspects of food preparation.
  • Ability to interpret and follow recipes.
  • Ability to operate various types of minor equipment.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Self~directed.
  • Ability to read English
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take Food Service Sanitation exam. Must be completed within 3 months of hire date
  • Ability to work flexible hours and days.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to complete numerous simultaneous projects within the given time constraints.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Competent in batch cooking.
  • Ability to respond quickly to peak service demands.
  • Associate exposed to heat and high temperatures.
  • Ability to operate basic kitchen cooking and food preparation equipment.
  • Ability to tolerate cold temperatures while retrieving food items from the freezer.
  • Ability to lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds or more.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago