• Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Aug 04, 2022
Full time

Job Description

The Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking a variety of foods, including special diets. Work involves cooking within recipe and menu requirements and under the supervision of the Director of Food Services.

Cooks food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions to be served.
Ensures proper cooking temperatures for foods.
Knowledge of medically necessary textures for patients.
Cleans and inspects equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
Directs activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
Knowledge of Nevada Food Health code requirements.
Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry.
Compiles and maintains records of food use and expenditures.
Adheres to all appropriate sanitation and safety.
Understands and provides required substitutions or modifications in meals for patients whose special needs restrict their diets.
Helps with tracking meal counts for monthly report.
Takes inventory of supplies and equipment.
Assists in training new employees.
Washes pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment.
Monitors all equipment temperature and all hot and cold food temperatures.
Logs all food holding temperatures and serving temperatures.
Monitors production levels to minimize waste without compromising proper food service levels.


Minimum two (2) years cooking experience in a Healthcare environment required.
Prior experience in hospital food service preferred.
Valid Nevada Food Handler Certification.
Valid Serve Safe Certification preferred.
Knowledgeable on state and local code requirements for food service establishments.
Ability to prepare food combinations that add interest, contrast, and variety to a menu.
Knowledge of appropriate safe food-handling techniques.
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to change.


We proudly offer the following benefits available 1st of the month following just one month of employment:

Competitive rates
Flexible schedules
Tuition reimbursement
Comprehensive package of benefits to include:
Life, Pet, Identity Theft Insurance
Generous paid time off
Short Term and Long Term Disability