Nutrition Services-Late Cook - Full Time - 10:30am - 7pm - Days Vary - Rotating Weekends required.

About us: For the past 85 years, Stephens County Hospital has been a trusted name in the community, striving for excellence and delivering professional and compassionate care. Our dedicated staff of approximately 475 employees has a heart for healthcare and realizes how precious the gift of good health can be.

Stephens County Hospital is a 96-bed acute care hospital located in Toccoa, Georgia. We are nestled in the beautiful foothills of Northeast Georgia where our family-oriented community offers many cultural and civic opportunities as well as numerous outdoor activities. 

Stephens County Hospital is a member of the Georgia Hospital Association, American Hospital Association and Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. Stephens County Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare monitoring agency.


The Late Cook is responsible for cooking large quantities of food for patients, cafeteria and special functions 


Nutrition Services-Late Cook - Full Time - 10:30am - 7pm - Days Vary - Rotating Weekends required.



Acceptable score on the Cook test.


Minimum of one year experience in quantity food preparation.
Experience in therapeutic diet preparation preferred.


• Prepares entrees and hot food items for patients, cafeteria and special functions.

• Follows menus, package instructions and recipes.

• Determines the amount of food needed, with a minimum of under/over production and             waste.

• Insures high quality results (food looks and tastes good; not overcooked).

• Utilizes leftovers in a cost-conscious manner.

• Insures that all meats are thawed in refrigerator in advance and completes meat unthaw         list.

• Practices good sanitation when working with food.

• Insures that food is covered, labeled, dated, stored properly and not wasted.

• Insures that hot food is served hot and cold food is served cold.

• Prepares patient meals according to patient menu.

• Insures that food is prepared and portioned according to diet order – i.e. low sodium, ADA,    renal, etc.

• Insures patient plates are attractive, tasty and maintains proper temperatures.

• Insures that all special food items and pureed foods are ready before tray line starts.

• Dismantles hot food line and stores food properly.

• Accepts Team Leader’s authority on patient tray line.

• Prepares cafeteria entrees and hot food according to cafeteria menu.

• Sets up hot food line.

• Insures that food is displayed attractively.

• Maintains food levels during serving hours; keeps pans filled and clean.

• Dismantles hot food line and stores food properly.

• Organizes daily routine to insure that all work is completed on time.

• Prepares food as close to serving time as possible to assure quality.

• Insures that food for patient line and cafeteria line is ready to serve on time. 

Non-Essential Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Professional Requirements

• Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.

• Complete annual education requirements.

• Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

• Report to work on time and as scheduled.

• Wear identification while on duty.

• Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.

• Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.

• Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.

• Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.

• Attend regular staff meetings and in-services as needed.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong time management, attention to detail, and follow through.

  • Well-developed research skills.

  • Ability to compile, code and categorize, or verify information/data

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situation

  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, and maintain a positive attitude

  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information

  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively, with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

• Physically demanding, high-stress environment

• May be up walking on feet up to 8 hours per day

Must be able to lift 10 pounds or more



Stephens County Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, carrier status or any other legally protected status.