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Retail Cook (Part Time)

Req #:  118017
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.


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Position: Retail Cook

Location: Lutheran General Hospital; Park Ridge, IL.

Part Time (0.5) - 20 hours a week; AM/PM Shift

This is to support catering and food service for the resident and attending Lounges providing hot and cold food daily. Mostly a Monday through Friday morning and afternoon shift, but does have some evening special event funtions.


Prepares and cooks large quantities of retail food items including: hamburgers, chicken breast, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, fried fish, fried vegetables, hot sandwiches, pasta and salad entrees, and other items as required. Performs display cooking. Prepares and serves food in a retail service environment. Utilizes standardized recipes, portion control and ingredient controls to provide consistency of flavor, aroma, texture, appearance, and quality in foods served to all our customers. Maintains food costs through the use of 'first in, first out” food rotation, safe food handling, recording of production amounts, and utilizing carryovers.


Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 1~2 years retail cooking experience
  • Ability to read, write speak and understand the English language, as related to essential job activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • State of Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Certificate. Exposed to some extreme temperature changes, heat~cooking areas, Cold~cooler and freezers
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally with assistance and/or 10 to 15 pounds frequently.
  • Large amounts of bending, as related to essential job activities, safely handle wet, slippery floors;
  • Safely come in contact with cleaning chemicals and use appropriately
  • Be able to work various shifts and work positions

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.

The Retail Cook is held accountable for achieving the preparation of quality and safe food. The Retail Cook will accomplish quality and safe food by doing the following.

  • Training
  • Guest Relations
  • Quality Food preparation
  • Safe food handling procedures
  • Proper time management
  • Responsible cost controls



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