Oregon Health & Science University Cook 2 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: Mon, Wed-Sat 6:30-3:00
Functions/Duties of Position

A cook 2 prepares and cooks individual menu items and meals on an on demand to order basis directly from orders placed by customers using standardized recipes and safe and sanitary procedures in a high volume dining and food service facility. Cook 2 is responsible to ensure all food product and meals are handled in a safe and sanitary manner and correct temperatures. The cook 2 position is primarily responsible to provide relief leadership to work areas and to other cooks and positions as needed by business demands.

Additional duties include: maintain adequate products and supplies for cooking operations; request needed products; request cooking products or supplies to be ordered; utilizes mise en place (everything in its place) in the context of food preparation; check supplies or food products delivered by supplier to be sure they meet the type, quantity, and quality specified by the purchase order, invoice, packing slip, and department quality standards. May assign and review work of other personnel or students and provides training in cooking methods and procedures (e.g., spot check trays for proper portions of food and timeliness). Keeps records of the amount of food prepared, amount served or distributed, and amount left over; records changes when recipes are changed.

Other duties may; prepare simple foods according to standardized menus, recipes, or verbal instructions given by supervisor; makes salads, dressings, gelatin, toast, or sandwiches; grills sandwiches, 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.

Job Requirements


  • 3 years of cooking experience in an institution or commercial firm serving complete meals OR
  • Associates degree in Food Service Management, Foods & Hospitality Service, or a directly-related field
  • 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 positions with or without accommodation


  • AAS in Food Service Management, Foods and Hospitality Service, Culinary training or other similar degree.
  • 5 years cooking experience
  • Servsafe Certification
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 2

Department: Food Nutrition Retail Services, CHH2

Location: CHH

Drug Testable: Yes

Job: IRC74468

FTE: 1.0, full Time

Salary Range: $18.28 - $24.74 per hour

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

Job Type: Union Represented (AFSCME)