Hospital Cook/Chef, Per Diem

Per Diem
300 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
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Job Description

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical

Saddle Brook, NJ

Cook / Chef / Banquet Chef / Event Chef

Shift Hours: Per Diem, Varied Hours

(This includes weekdays & weekends)

Benefits of being a Cook with us:

  • Earn $19.00/hr with additional pay on weekends
  • Working with a great kitchen and dietary team
  • Impact on patient care and their quality of life
  • Flexible scheduling 
  • Ability to grow and learn new skills
  • Advancement opportunities 
  • Gaining healthcare experience
  • Team-oriented culture
  • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation opportunities 

We are currently seeking a Per Diem, Cook to join our rehab hospital located in Saddle Brook, NJ. This opportunity requires some weekday and weekends, 24 - 32 hours weekly, work hours are:

  • 5:30am - 2:00pm
  • 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • 10:30am - 7:00pm 

Come join our team!


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Dietary Manager, the Cook prepares all hot/cold food items for patient meals, cafeteria and catered functions following established standards. Works as a team member with other production personnel to produce quality, cost effective, nutritious meals for patients, visitors, employees and catered functions.  

Specific Duties:

  • Prepares and cooks meals for patients, employees, guests and special events.
  • Selects quality ingredients for food preparation, ensures equipment utilized is clean and sanitized. 
  • Monitors appropriate temperatures/time controls during the production of all food items.
  • Assures effective portion control and optimum utilization of leftovers. Ensures food items are properly cooled and stored.
  • Completes the ordering of departmental items as assigned, which may include Raw Food items, Nutritional Supplements, Uniforms, and/or Small wares.
  • Participates in menu review and revision with the Dietary Manager and/or Dietician considering budget, nutritional needs, patient satisfaction and market changes.
  • Maintains recipe file and follows standardized recipes and portions sizes.


Minimum Education & Experience (Including Licenses):

  • Education: High School Graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of the culinary arts, including baking, cooking, salad preparation the procurement and storage of foodstuff required.
  • Serve Safe Certification or similar sanitary certification/training preferred.

Additional Data

Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals


Select Medical’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Multiple Traumas


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