First Cook - Food Services - York Hospital - Full-time (Day/Evening)

York, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 51830

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General Summary:
Under direct supervision of the Executive Sous Chef (and/or Production Team Leader), performs a variety of tasks to assist in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of food for hospital patients, employees and visitors. Follows standard practices, procedures and sanitation. Follows standardized recipes.


Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Prepares, seasons and cooks food including meats, fish, poultry, and vegetables.
2 Demonstrates knowledge of how to cook all food on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3 Previews menus and work orders to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, salads and desserts to be obtained and prepared.
4 Plans and coordinates cooking schedules so that foods will be ready at required times.
5 Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipes.
6 Sets up utensils and food supplies when needed and is able to use a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment including grinders, slicers, mixers and blenders.
7 Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.
8 Ensures that all foods prepared meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance.
9 Ensures that all cooking equipment and utensils are inspected and maintained for cleanliness and proper operation.
10 Ensures that required HACCP guidelines are maintained throughout the food preparation process.
11 Prepares, sets up, and tears down steam table and serving line.

Department Description:
The Food & Nutrition Services Department works collaboratively to provide wholesome, satisfying, and healthy food options for the patients, employees, and visitors of WellSpan Health York Hospital. Each day we serve approximately 1200 patient meals and 1300 cafeteria meals to staff and visitors.  In addition, we also provide catering services for meetings and events.  In order to continue our history of excellence; we invite reliable, caring, and committed people to join our team

Required Skills

Pref Course(s)/Training: Training in institutional food preparation

Required Experience

Knowledge of cooking methods/procedures, including types of preparation and related routines


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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