Job Title: Cook

Company: MidHudson Regional Hospital

City/State: Poughkeepsie, NY

Category: Service/Trades

Department: Food Services

Union: Yes

Union Name: 1199

Position: Full Time

Hours: varied

Shift: Variable

Req #: 34023

Job Details:

Job Summary:

Works in area of hot production. Responsible for preparation of hot food produced for the patients, cafeteria, Sisters, and special events. Maintains a clean and sanitary work station.


  • Prepares appropriate quantities of food in accordance with daily food tallies.
  • Consults with Nutrition staff and Resource Center staff to verify quantities as needed or census variations. Adjust quantities prepared to meet census requirements.
  • Completes all assigned temperature logs and production sheets.
  • Prepares all hot foods in accordance with departmental standard recipes.
  • Assures that all foods meet standards of taste and appearance and are served at the proper temperatures. Records temperatures before tray line, checks food for temperature during tray line.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain foods at proper established temperatures to prevent bacterial contamination throughout the preparation process.
  • Assures that established safe food handling procedures are followed at all times.
  • Stores all foods by properly wrapping, labeling and dating all items.
  • Checks daily for the need to utilize leftovers to minimize waste. Cleans out coolers once weekly utilizing leftovers properly
  • Observes DOH and departmental procedures for cooling of hot foods prior to storage under refrigeration. Completes food cooling test (twice per month).
  • Keeps work area clear of all items not in use and assures that foods requiring refrigeration are out for a minimum of time.
  • Maintains sanitary condition of the cook’s work area, cooler, baker’s racks and all other cooking equipment.
  • Follows established cleaning schedules and demonstrates ability to follow established DOH and departmental procedures for cleaning and sanitizing equipment. Consistently does heavy cleaning Cleans hangers and shelves weekly
  • Demonstrates the ability to use all cooking/preparation equipment properly and in a safe manner.
  • Reports any equipment failures or hazards to supervisor immediately.
  • Demonstrates the ability to follow established departmental safety standards


Two years cooking experience preferred in an institutional food service setting.


High School Diploma or GED.

  • Licenses/Certifications:

    Serve Safe preferred

About Us:

MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley’s most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility cares for more than 10,000 inpatients annually while performing an additional 325,000 outpatient procedures each year. MidHudson Regional Hospital operates the area’s only Level II trauma center, is home to the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Center for Robotic Surgery, and is a destination hospital for patients with serious illnesses and injuries.