Northwell Health Cook's Assistant-TEMP in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 0013QU

Job Category Food Service

Job Description

As a Cook's Assistant you will prepare and cook food items according to recipes, and under guidance from senior staff and/or management. Follow established policies and procedures, standards and practices in food preparation to serve high quality, nutritional meals.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares food items according to production sheets, menu cycle, catering sheets and recipes for assigned work area. Assists at grill and wok stations, as needed.

  • Washes, peels and cuts fruits and vegetables after using food wash solution according to directions.

  • Slices deli meats and cheese, as needed.

  • Portions food according to recipes, arranges and garnishes food on serving dishes according to operational standards.

  • Continuously monitors assigned areas, maintaining food levels and supplies.

  • Handles food according to HACCP principles to avoid food borne illness. Stores, thaws, and holds foods according to HACCP principles to maintain appropriate food temperatures at all times.

  • Rotates all food supplies using First In, First Out (FIFO) procedures. Covers, labels and dates all prepared items. Checks expiration dates and discards accordingly.

  • Prepares food wash solution according to product directions. Measures solution concentration and records in log.

  • Cleans and sanitizes counters and equipment in work area including, but not limited to, production work table, shelves, drawers, refrigerators, sinks and storage containers.

  • Properly cleans and stores supplies and equipment.

  • Delivers food, supplies and equipment to requested location for functions. Sets up food and supplies according to policies.

  • Removes food, supplies and equipment from function location. Disposes of remnants of function in appropriate manner.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Minimum of one (1) years experience in food service, required.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.

Our Culture:

Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us:

Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.