Cook, Per Diem

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022
Full Time Dietary & Nutrition

Job Description


This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties relevant to the retail food service operations in the cafeteria. Tasks include:

  • Setting up service lines, pre-plating foods, preparation of meals, cooking, working the grill, omelet, and stir-fry station, and serving customers.
  • Review menus, production sheets, recipes and tallied items to verify needs for the day.
  • Bake, roast, grill, boil and steam meat, fish, vegetables and other foods as required
  • Clean, peel, cut, slice, dice, weigh and measure ingredients as require; follow standardized recipes.
  • Plate and/or garnish food for attractive presentation.

Must maintain good public relations with external and internal customers with the spirit of CICARE. Responsible for handling problems with customers in a diplomatic manner. Must read all memos and bulletins relevant to the operation.
Must follow safety and sanitation procedures as outlined by the Department's HACCP program and as prescribed by JCAHO.



  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend standard English.
  • Possess the ability to work in a standing position for a long period of time; stretch, bend, walk, stoop and reach repetitively.
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, and/or wet areas, lift 40 lbs, and push loaded carts weighing 350 lbs.
  • Ability to conform to dress code.
  • Must have safe food handling certificate.
  • Good personal grooming habits.
  • Ability to adjust to fluctuating work load and be flexible to work AM or PM shifts working overtime when needed.
  • Must have experience cooking in a professional setting.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with co-workers, customers, supervisors and managers.
  • Be able to work a flexible work schedules, available to work weekends and holidays: training period may consist of 8 hour shifts; the work schedule will be 10 hour and 12 hour base shifts.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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