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Providence Health & Services Cook, Lead *$2,500 Hiring Bonus* in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Cook, Lead (Full-time/Variable-shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.

$2,500 Sign-On Bonus Eligible to External Candidates!

Please upload a current resume reflecting all relevant experience.

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We are seeking a Cook, Lead who will performs lead role in overseeing work of Cooks, Grill Cooks, and Food Service Workers. Prepare, season and cook food for hospital patients, employees and visitors.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Improve Organization Performance program and patient/safety standards as mandated by The Joint Commission and regulatory agencies

  • Preview menus and work orders to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, salads and desserts to be obtained and prepared

  • Provide customer service by greeting all customers promptly and courteously

  • Resolve customer complaints with tact and discretion

  • Assist in preparing and setting up the service line, ensures food is attractively garnished and temperatures are taken and recorded

  • Assign work schedule and reviews work of employees, give input regarding performance and personnel actions, and counsel employees as appropriate

  • Oversee the care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies

  • Lead and or participate in educational programs and in-service meetings

  • Attend meetings

  • Plan and coordinate cooking schedules so that foods will be ready at required times. Confer with manager/supervisor regarding preparation and use of leftovers

  • Prepare, season and cook food

  • Measure and mix ingredients according to recipes.

  • Use a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment including grinders, slices, mixers and blenders

  • Ensure all foods prepared meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance

  • Ensure that all cooking equipment and utensils are inspected and maintained for cleanliness and proper operation

  • Ensure required sanitary levels are maintained throughout the food preparation process

  • Alert supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. Detect and report spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.

  • Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies

  • Maintain accurate service records and reports; records amounts and leftover after each meal service

  • Clean assigned areas following established cleaning procedures and schedules

  • Participate in educational programs and inservice meetings

  • Assist production manager with menu building for café and catering

  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Food Handlers or Serve-Safe Certification

  • 1 year cooking experience in large scale, healthcare, or similar institutional food service

  • Knowledge of cooking methods/procedures, including types of preparation and related routines

  • Ability to read recipes and formatted menus

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and mutli-tasking

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in related field or culinary school

  • Advanced training in culinary systems and practices

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center,Torrance is proud to be recognized as a Magnet® Designated Hospital. We are the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 328967