Sutter Health Cook-Nutrition Services- Menlo Park Surgical Hospital-On Call/Per Diem in Menlo Park, California


Job Summary:

Under general supervision, prepares meals, entrees for patients, guest and staff. Compiles menu orders & follows recipes. Prepares food for special functions; follows manager’s instructions on food products, quantities & utilization. Washes dishes and small wares, sanitizes equipment. Completes area sanitation & other related duties. Assures specific department activities meet or exceed all regulatory agencies’ standards. Assists in food inventories, receives and stores products. Has knowledge of, supports & participates in current Joint Commission-recommended Patient Safety Goals.

Principal Accountabilities:

Prepares hot food items, daily special entrees & other food items in a timely manner, following recipes & assuring that taste, texture, appearance & temperature are within acceptable limits & foods served comply with patients’ diet orders, allergies & preferences

Reviews all daily menus & catering orders.

Receives product deliveries checking for accuracy and quality, and stores products according to established procedures

Maintains food stuffs at proper temperatures and utilizes or stores all foods are according to department standards

Maintains cook’s areas, equipment and service ware in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition

Personally responds to all concerns/complaints and takes immediate corrective action

Serves guest with courtesy & efficiency.

Follows the commitment to excellence and treats patients, families, visitors and each other with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism



High School Diploma or Equivalent

California Food Handler/Safefty Certificate

One year hotel, fine dining restaurant, catering, hospital, or combination thereof cooking experience.

Demonstration of excellent cooking/display abilities.


Culinary School or Hotel Restaurant School graduate

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, Menlo Park

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day/Evening

Shift Hours: 6 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 4-8 hours

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.