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Cook/Food Service Worker

Job Title

Cook/ Food Service Worker

Posting Date

April 6, 2022


  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one to two years’ food preparation experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.
  • Food prep experience including main dishes, side dishes, salads, desserts, and special function foods required.
  • Certification with the State of Wisconsin for food protection policies and Food Manager Certification (or willingness to complete within one year of employment) preferred.
  • Experience with standard kitchen equipment – steamers, steam table, robot coupe, ovens, stoves, dish machines, slicers, etc. required.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Electronic Medical Record, and food purveyor software preferred.

Work Hours

  1.  We are seeking a part-time (32 hours/week) Cook/Food Service Worker to work days during the week (6:45am-3:15pm), and every other weekend (11am-7pm).
  2. We are seeking a part-time (32 hours/week) Cook/Food Service worker to work weekdays (6:45am-3:15pm) and every other weekend (6:30am-3pm).

Job Summary

The cook prepares food for the residents, patients, guests and employees.  Oversees other food service workers and prepares appropriate food (therapeutic and texture modified) for each patient or resident.  Responsible to open the department and/or close the department in the absence of the Lead Cook and follows appropriate sanitation and safety procedures.

Portions food and fluids for the patients, cafeteria guests, vending machine patrons, and special function guests.  Serves patients in the patient room. Prepares a variety of food items for the vending machines. Cleans and sanitizes dishes, service areas, pots/pans and floors daily. Provides the appropriate food (therapeutic and texture modified) for each patient on the meal tray.

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SH is truly an outstanding place to work. A full benefit package is available for employees working 20 hours/week or greater which includes: Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance. Also available are long and short term disability, cell phone discount, flexible spending plan, paid time off, retirement plan with an employer contribution, fitness membership discount as well as use of exercise equipment at the facility.



Contact Info

Southwest Health
Attn: Human Resources
1400 East Side Rd
Platteville, WI 53818
Phone: (608) 342-0993
Fax: (608) 342-5015

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