Benefis Health Systems Food Tech 2 -Cook (full time) in Great Falls, Montana

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Nutritional Services Supervisor, the cook will prepare, season and cook food for hospital and BECC patients, staff and visitors.

Duties & Responsibilities

Determines types and quantities of meats, vegetables and soups to be prepared by reviewing planned menus.

Determines amount of foods needed to meet weekly menus and submits order to Food Production Manager.

Ensures meals are ready at specified times.

Consults with Food Services Supervisor regarding use of leftovers.

Consults Registered Dietitian on modified diets, as necessary.

Measures and mixes ingredients according to approved recipes, using blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, etc.

Makes sauces, soups, stews, casseroles and desserts meeting established dietary guidelines.

Cooks meat, fish and fowl in a variety of ways such as baking, roasting, broiling and steaming.

Carves meat, fish and fowl into individual servings according to menu combinations and patient diet orders.

Tests foods being cooked to ensure doneness. Adjusts heat controls as necessary.

Improves flavor and texture of food by adding ingredients or seasonings as diet allows.

Observes infection control practices at all times.

Maintains kitchen in a clean, neat and organized manner.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.


High school graduate or equivalent.

Previous experience in hospital food preparation.

About Us

Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.

Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you’ll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state’s most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” five years in a row.

Date Posted: Posted 21 day(s) ago

Job Family: SERVICE

Location: Great Falls, Montana