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Providence Health & Services Cook - Lead in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Lead Cook (Sj Al Dietary, Evening Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assure accurate therapeutic modification of foods

  • Complete basic cooking/baking skills such as sifting, dicing, pureeing, roasting, basting, poaching, grilling, weighing, measuring and steaming in an accurate manner

  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality food production

  • Develop and coordinate cafeteria menu, planning and production on daily basis for both St Patrick and Providence Center Cafeterias

  • Follow production sheets using standardized recipes and complete production sheets in stating amounts produced and left overs for a left over amount for each meal

  • In absence of Executive Chef, will be required to prepare special meals for catering

  • Maintain highest food presentation, quality and temperature levels

  • Responsible for cafeteria ordering, inventory control and quality control monitoring

  • Taste all foods prior to serving; take action to improve flavor when necessary or replaces item

  • Comply with department infection control policies

  • Cover, label and date all food for storage

  • Maintain proper food safety, cleaning and sanitary standards in work area


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum of three years experience in high-quantity food preparation and completion of some cooking classes with formal on-the-job training

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)

  • Culinary Arts certificate

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to St. Patrick Hospital, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Food Service Attendant

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 258364