Per Diem 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

Will assists in the production of attractive, palatable and therapeutically correct foods in compliance with sanitation regulations for residents and employees.  Assists with all special food functions.

[ Responsibilities ]
  • Obtains needed supplies from storeroom freezer, etc. to complete daily assignments.
  • Ensures standardized recipes are used in preparation of all menu items.
  • Inspects and tastes food for quality, presentation, and adherence to menu.
  • Works closely with the chef/senior cook in preparation and blast chilling of foods.
  • Prepares food for special functions.
  • Assists with inventory and projected orders, prepares and places food and supply orders as assigned.
[ Qualifications ]


  • High school graduate or equivalency required. Two years culinary school or training preferred.


Work Experience:

  • Two years’ experience in quantity cooking in a hotel, restaurant or hospital preferred.
  • Supervisory in Therapeutic cooking experience preferred.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • None


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

[ Physical Demands ]

Working Conditions:

Works in a clean, well-lighted and ventilated kitchen.  Atmosphere is warm, moist and odors from cooking foods.  Subject to sudden changes in temperature when entering refrigerators and freezers.



No expected exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


Physical Demands:

Sitting – Rarely

Standing/Walking – Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping – Occasionally

Bending/Climbing – Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

Typing/Filing – Rarely



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.