• cook

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/27/2019 1:16 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    Are you passionate about food? Love to show your skills in the kitchen? If you're looking for an opportunity to make an impact with your culinary talents then there is no better place than MSK for you. We are dedicated to serving delicious meals with a positive attitude and excellent service.

    We are looking for Cooks to join our Food & Nutrition team at MSK's main campus (1275 York Ave).

    Under supervision of the Executive chef, you will prepare high quality foods for patients, employees, hospital visitors and special events in accordance to standardized recipes. Ensures that food is “batched cooked” in sufficient amounts per production sheets, to meet service schedules.

    You will:

    • Cook assigned food items per recipes, production sheet specifications and department guidelines.
    • Rotate food (i.e., uses oldest items first) assure food cooked properly (e.g., right temperature, not raw, not greasy, not burnt) and garnished attractively.
    • Employ the “batch cook preparation method” (i.e., batches specified for each item to ensure freshness food quality, consistency, timeliness and attractive presentation) throughout shift.
    • Place food in correct (i.e., proper size for type of food) pans for service; fills pans up to rim and places pans in warmers for pick up and distribution.
    • Weigh, measure, and label food for distribution to designated areas according to production assignments.
    • Check food for proper temperature (e.g., over 140 degrees for hot food and less than 40 degrees for cold food) before food leaves work station.
    • Respond to last minute and specialty items immediately.
    • Conducts temperature checks for all prepared hot held foods, refrigerators and freezers, at designated intervals, completes documentation, reports substandard results to the Supervisor as per the Policies and Procedures Manual and the New York City and State Health Codes.
    • Operates and maintains equipment carefully and according to in-service training, manufacturer’s manual and dept. guidelines; reports mechanical failures or needed repairs to maintain equipment in good working conditions.
    • Ensures all ingredients, utensils, and equipment are at the proper station and ready for shift.
    • Reports to supervisor for assignment and production sheet at the beginning of shift.
    • Reviews production sheets to settle type and quantities of food to be prepared.
    • Turns on all cooking equipment needed to proper temperature
    • Assures that all food, utensils, pots, and pans necessary to prepare assigned menu items are available at assigned works station before prep begins.

    You Have:

    • Minimum 2 years of experience cooking in a fast-paced restaurant, corporate dining, hotel or QSR.
    • HS Diploma/GED
    • Degree or Certificate in Culinary Arts preferred
    • Ability to calculate basic math functions
    • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
    • Ability to lift, carry and push heavy equipment up to 30lbs to various locations
    • Food Handler’s Certificate a plus

    Work Schedule:

    • Full-time, open availability required
    • 37.5 hrs per week
    • Days may vary including weekends & holidays
    • Schedule includes am and pm shifts between the hours of 5 am - 9 pm



    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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