Oregon Health & Science University

Cook 1

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Food and Nutrition Services
Salary Range
$16.92 - $22.56 per hour
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

Great Customer Service

Line Server Activities: Serve food items quickly and efficiently on the serving line; prepares coffee and other drinks; maintains adequate supplies of dishes, cups, flatware, and napkins for the serving line and setting up and refilling condiments, dispensers, and food pans. Helps customers and communicates with cook on line replenishment.


Food Preparation: Prepares simple foods according to standardized menus, recipes, or verbal instructions given by supervisor; makes salads, dressings, gelatin, toast, or sandwiches; grills sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, French toast, and hash browns and toast; cleans, cuts, and chops vegetables and fruits; slices meats, cheeses, and breads; cuts desserts; adjusts recipe quantities to eliminate excessive waste of food products; fills drink machines, mixes beverages, makes coffee, and prepares sack lunches or snacks; uses various types of commercial kitchen equipment such as mixers, slicers, and choppers; prepares simple desserts such as pudding, cobbler, and loaf cakes; slices and wraps bread and other baked items; checks for proper temperature of prepared foods with thermometer; observes food to be sure it is visually appealing and of high quality.


Sanitation Activities: Cleans sinks, counters, fountains, and serving area; sweeps and mops floors; wipes spills; collects and removes trash; replaces trash-can liners; sorts and stacks dishes, glasses, and utensils; stack clean dishware; and clean coffee pots, blenders, pop machine dispensers, ice cream maker, hot chocolate machines, and other commercial equipment.


Miscellaneous: May instruct and provide assistance to other Retail Line Servers in food preparing, distributing, and cleaning; responds to questions, compliments, or complaints concerning the food or service from customers; assists staff members with special meal functions by setting and decorating tables; transport food supplies and meals using a variety of carts and vehicles.

Required Qualifications

  • Two years of experience as a cook in a commercial food service facility; OR Possession of a Certificate of Completion in culinary arts and/or Foods and Hospitality Service from a certified community college or technical school
  • Good understanding of Math, Customer Service, Cleanliness and Food handling skills
  • Food Handlers Card or Servsafe certificate
  • Compliance:
    • Code of conduct
    • Respect in the workplace
    • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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