Kettering Health Network

Culinary Associate II/Cafeteria - Kettering - Culinary/Nutrition - PT, 41 hours biweekly, Varied Shifts

Posted Date 4 months ago(2/1/2022 2:10 PM)
Job ID
Job Category
Nutrition/Food Services
Job Type
Varied Shift
# of Openings
41 Hours Per Pay Period/FTE 0.51


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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


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Campus Overview

Kettering Health Main Campus

  • Kettering Health Main Campus, formerly Kettering Medical Center, is the flagship hospital of Kettering Health and has been serving Kettering, Ohio and the Greater Dayton area since 1964.
  • The facility includes the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Heart Hospital, maternity service with a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and level II Emergency Care.
  • In 2020, KH Main Campus received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
  • Received 4 Star Baby-Friendly Hospital status by the Ohio Hospital Association.
  • Awarded as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health in 2020.
  • Kettering received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades (2017-2019).
  • Accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department.
  • 465-bed hospital (includes newborn beds)

Responsibilities & Requirements

The Culinary Associate II:

Performs basic food preparation and service tasks for retail areas, catering, ingredient room, and/or patient Room Service line.   Handles food in accordance with HACCP principles and applicable food codes.  Safely uses, cleans, and cares for equipment and work areas.  Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Accurately manages position paperwork and processes (order-taking and preparation, cash register operations, cash-ups, refrigerator and freezer temperature monitoring forms, food temperatures on serving line, weighing and measuring ingredients, Room Service records, tray time paperwork, Physician Lounge and catering event paperwork for charging, etc.)
  • Follows correct hand hygiene procedures (washes hands after handling money and before handling food, uses gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods, etc.).
  • Utilizes appropriate scripting and responds to patients/internal and external customers (effectively uses HEAL principle, able to describe coffee drinks and other products, knows ingredients and allergens, responds to internal customers such as Dish Room staff, Supervisors, and to each other in a way that promotes collaboration etc.).
  • Effectively and safely uses position equipment, performing applicable cleaning/sanitation procedures (cleans coffee brewers, espresso machine, display equipment, grill, fryer, scales, etc.).
  • Correctly date-marks food items, monitors for temperature control and follows First In First Out food storage procedures (uses FDA guidelines for dating, minimizes time TTC foods are out of refrigeration, etc.).
  • Prepares, assembles, serves, cooks, or bakes food and beverages per guidelines/recipes
  • As assigned, accurately handles cash and manages sales transactions through MyMicros software (routinely is ± $2.00 or less at end of sift, handles credit card and gift card transactions per guidelines, etc.).

Job Qualifications:

Able to walk and stand for long periods of time

Able to push and pull wheeled carts

Able to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions

Able to tolerate frequent temperature changes, working around equipment that generates heat, steam and cold


Preferred Qualifications

High school diploma or GED preferred. 
Food service or customer service experience preferred

Key Words:  food, nutrition, meal service, food service, room service, chef, sous chef, culinary, food prep


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