BJC Careers

Cook, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Days, Afternoons and Evenings

Saint Louis, MO
Nutrition and Food Service

Job Description

Job ID: 1177286
Employment Status: PRN
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the seventh oldest pediatric hospital in the United States and the oldest west of the Mississippi. More than 275,000 children receive care each year at Children’s Hospital, and it has seen patients from all 50 states and over 60 countries. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report and Parents magazine . The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is consistently listed among the top medical schools in the country.

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Role Purpose

Under general supervision, performs a variety of food service duties including hot and cold food production (pre-preparation and preparation) for patient, staff and guests, setting up service areas, food portioning and serving, cashiering and assisting with customer and patient requests. *These positions will work only shifts that are open due to vacancies, FMLA/LOA, PTO and/or unscheduled occurrences with the purpose of eliminating premium pay and burning our existing staff. In order for these positions to be most effective, they will be scheduled across all shifts, as appropriate, and will fill in for all roles in the kitchen, cafeteria and other retail spaces.


  • Prepares food items as assigned according to standardized recipes, food preparation guidelines and sanitation standards.
  • Consistently checks food for quality and correct temperature.
  • Maintains cost control and minimizes waste when preparing food.
  • Accommodates and has knowledge of special dietary requests.
  • Works various positions where needed to ensure quality and timely delivery of service.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer