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Lead Cook

Posting Date

January 24, 2024


  •  High school diploma, GED or equivalent – required
  • Two years food preparation experience – required
  • Foodservice leadership experience – preferred
  • Experience with cash register operation and money handling – preferred
  • ServSafe certification or equivalent program (or complete within one six months of employment) – required
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, online ordering platforms, and point of sale (POS) systems – preferred

Work Hours

  1. We are seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Lead Cook to work weekdays with every other weekend and holiday rotation.

Job Summary

The lead cook is responsible for planning and preparing food for patients, guests and employees in a timely, professional manner. They are responsible for supervising other food service workers in the preparation and serving of assigned diets (therapeutic and texture modified) for each patient. They are also responsible for opening and closing the department, facilitating regular cleaning, and maintenance duties, following appropriate sanitation and safety procedures.

Contact Information

Southwest Health
Attn: Human Resources
1400 Eastside Rd
Platteville, WI 53818
Phone: (608) 342-4796
Fax: (608) 342-5015

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Southwest Health 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Southwest Health prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by Southwest Health.