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First Cook -Hospital

Job ID 18606 Omaha, Nebraska

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital


Job Summary: In a career as the First Cook coordinates the activities of food service staff and the food production processes. And you join us in providing life-changing care to youths and families.

Schedule: Full Time. 5:30am - 2:00pm; Tuesday through Saturday. Flexibility needed for staffing needs and weekends.


  • Leads activities of cooks and food service workers; participates in food preparation.
  • Leads the activities of kitchen staff to ensure sanitation and safety standards are maintained at a high level.
  • Trains prep staff in specific job duties, proper methods and standard practices.
  • Establishes work schedules, communicates production deadlines, and sets time parameters.
  • Ensures sanitation and maintains production standards.
  • Assists in planning the use of forecasted portions, to estimate quantities of ingredients needed.
  • Prepares food and maintains kitchen area and equipment.
  • Assists customers and provides friendly customer service.
  • Preforms additional work duties in the absence of the Supervisor of Food Services; ordering, inventory and overseeing staff.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner. Ability to use and troubleshoot kitchen appliances and cooking utensils. Knowledge of food safety regulations. Knowledge of basic math skills required to ensure accuracy of recorded yields. Ability to multi-task.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • 1 to 2 years of previous experience in food services and preparation.
  • Must have reliable transportation to complete travel requirements of the job (mileage reimbursed).
  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays based on established work schedule.
  • ServSafe Food Handlers certified.
  • Must be CPR (BLS) certified

About Boys Town National Research Hospital:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: January 13, 2022

Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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