Oregon Health & Science University Cook 1 in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

Food & Nutrition Retail Services operates 10 cafes, a natural food store, and the Gift Shop. Hours range from Monday – Sunday and 24 hours a day. With the opening of CHH2 the Food & Nutrition Retail team will now open a new café. Food & Nutrition Retail Services will be supporting: staff and other CHH2 community members. CHH2 will include a population of “day patients” and “overnight day patients” as well as Post-procedural care patients & medical observation patients from oncology.



  • Schedules:
  • Wed-Sat 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Mon-Tue 8:00am-4:30pm and Fri-Sat, 6:30am-3:00pm
  • Start Date: December 2018


Functions/Duties of Position

Cook 1 positions prepare simple foods according to standardized menus, recipes, or verbal instructions given by supervisor; makes salads, dressings, gelatin, toast, or sandwiches; grills sandwiches, burgers, bacon, pancakes, eggs, French toast, and hash browns and toast; cleans, cuts, and chops vegetables and fruits; slices meats, cheeses, and breads; cuts desserts; adjusts recipe quantities to eliminate excessive waste of food products; fills drink machines, mixes beverages, makes coffee, and prepares sack lunches or snacks; uses various types of commercial kitchen equipment such as mixers, slicers, and choppers; prepares simple desserts such as pudding, cobbler, and loaf cakes; slices and wraps bread and other baked items; checks for proper temperature of prepared foods with thermometer; observes food to be sure it is visually appealing and of high quality. Cleans various equipment and work stations, cleans drawers, utensils. Adheres to sanitation and food safety standards. Interacts with customers and fellow employees in a professional courteous manner.

Additionally, you may transport food back and forth from the kitchen to the cafes, clean tables, mop floors, stock utensils, cups and beverages. Serve food from steam tables, fill 5 gallon buckets of ice for the soda machines, lift 30-50lb boxes of soda syrup and clean equipment.

Job Requirements


  • Two years of experience as a cook in a commercial food service facility; OR
  • Possession of a Certificate of Completion in culinary arts and/or Foods and Hospitality Service from a certified community college or technical school.
  • Food Handlers Card or Servsafe Certificate
  • Good understanding of math, customer service, cleanliness and food handling skills
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


  • 12 months line cook experience
Additional Details

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Job Title: Cook 1

Department: CHH2 Food Nutrition Retail Services

Location: CHH

Drug Testable: Yes

Job: IRC74469

FTE: 0.80, Part Time

Salary Range: $15.45 - $20.59 per hour

Location: Portland, OR (South Waterfront/CHH2 and Marquam Hill)

Job Type: Union Represented (AFSCME)