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Swedish Health Services Cook II – Nutrition Services in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Cook II (Per diem FTE, Variable Shift) in Nutrition Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

This position is responsible for preparing food products utilizing basic and advanced cooking techniques, standardized recipes and plating guidelines, meeting production schedules in accordance with health, safety, and sanitary procedures. Responsible for processing food items, ensuring proper utilization and storage of food and supplies and for maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of equipment, supplies, and work areas. Participate in recipe and menu development, showcase culinary skills and products, and perform related tasks as required.

In this position you will:

  • Accurately complete issue requisitions as assigned. Inventories, orders appropriate amounts of product and stock supplies in work area as required, updating issue requisitions as needed during the day so that accurate costs are allocated to the appropriate areas.

  • Take and record temperatures of food, refrigerators and assures sanitizing solution is at the proper level. Record measurements throughout each shift on the appropriate log. Take action if discrepancies are indicated. Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail; complete daily documentation thoroughly and accurately.

  • Prepare orders in a timely manner, maintaining the guidelines of the one piece flow process.

  • Measure and mix ingredients according to standardized recipes and/or plating guidelines, using kitchen utensils and equipment to prepare a variety of menu items.

  • Use advanced cooking techniques: sautés, blanches, poaches, simmers, deep fries, braises, sears, emulsifies, prepares batters, and makes recipe/ingredient substitutions. Use basic cooking techniques: Bake, roast, steam, boil, grill, and fry. Slice meats, pre-portions food in serving pans or on serving plates. Wash, peel, cut and shred vegetables and fruits.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Culinary, or equivalent from a college or technical school or formalized apprenticeship or equivalent educ/experience

  • Current State of Washington Food Handler Permit

  • Two (2) years professional full service line cook experience in a full service establishment such as a restaurant or hotel where the majority of the products were prepared on the premises from fresh ingredients using standardized recipes

  • Must have high-volume line cooking experience

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 315410