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Cook- FT/Days


Location: Laguna Hills, California

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Full-time

Job Listing: SAD004338

Purpose Statement / Position Summary

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.

Responsible for accurate, appropriate, cost effective, high quality food production of all entrees, vegetables, soups, grilled items and special items as required to produce for the patient, café, doctor’s lounge or catering menus, operation of service equipment, cleaning and sanitation of work area.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job 

  • Receives and stores requisitioned items accurately and appropriately
  • Produces high quality food for patients, visitors, and hospital employees
  • Follows standardized recipes according to HACCP standards
  • Produce all production items and delivers to designated areas in a timely manner
  • Operates and cleans equipment in a safe and sanitary manner
  • Utilizes leftovers effectively to reduce waste and manage food costs
  • Ability to be at work and be on time
  • Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives
  • Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask

Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Schedule: FT/Days 

Shift: Regular

Job Listing: SAD004338

Pay Range: $20/hr - $27/hr

Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Essential Job Outcomes


  • Provides excellent customer service to patients, customers, and fellow employees
  • Produces high quality food for patients, cafeteria, catering, and doctor’s lounge
  • Consistently applies infection control policies/procedures
  • Accurately receives and stores requisitioned food and supplies
  • 100% compliance using strict adherence to standard recipes according to HAACP regulation
  • All production items delivered to all areas in a timely manner
  • Properly operates and cleans equipment in a safe and sanitary manner
  • Effective utilization of leftovers
  • “Other duties as assigned” 



  • Ability to understand written and verbal communication in English.
  • Previous restaurant or acute care hospital foodservice experience.

  • One year of quantity food preparation experience required.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Degree or certificate in Culinary Arts preferred.


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"I love working at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach because I value working for a company that invests in its employees and the community we serve. From the support and guidance I receive from managers who value my professional and personal growth; to being able to work alongside colleagues who are dedicated to help their patients and families. I feel inspired every day to do the work that I love alongside people who share a similar vision."
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