Kettering Medical Center GENERAL CULINARY ASSOCIATE in Kettering, Ohio


Do you want to make a difference? Look no further! The award-winning Kettering Health Network is hiring dependable, positive individuals to join our team of retail and patient meal servers, baristas, cashiers, grill cooks, call center attendants and dishwashers. We are looking for people who will embrace our mission and strive to nourish our patients and staff with fresh, quality, cutting edge foods prepared in a clean and safe environment.


  • Assists in patient healing by serving patients, family members, employees and physicians appetizing, fresh meals made to order efficiently and in a caring and courteous manner

  • Prepares wholesome packaged grab-n-go salads, sandwiches etc. helping to nourish the hospital team and community

  • Creates memorable, personalized experiences by connecting with customers and by creating consistent coffee, tea and smoothie beverages

  • Makes a patient’s day by pleasantly answering and fulfilling patient room service menu orders

  • Supports the culinary team and is the first line in defense against food-borne illness by assuring clean and sanitized cooking pans, utensils and dishes

  • Demonstrates the ability to prepare and grill foods for retail venues – cafes, coffee kiosks assigned, meeting time and meal standards.

  • Assures safe handling of money, operation of cash register, cashier reports, and deposits.

  • Demonstrates competency in the safe use, care, cleaning, and handling of equipment and keeps workstation and area clean and organized. Reports malfunctions to the supervisor

  • Responsible for the safe handling, storing/labeling, and re-purposing of leftover foods. Utilizes or notifies supervisor about products that are close to expiration.

  • Adheres to HACCP policies and procedures in the handling, preparation, service, storage of foods.

  • Accurately checks and records temperatures of foods upon cooking and prior to meal service.

  • Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time, push and pull wheeled carts, and tolerate frequent temperature changes working with and around equipment that generates heat, steam and cold.

  • Labels, dates, and stores all food/supply items according to departmental guidelines.

  • Complies with food laws and utilizes correct sanitizing processes for equipment, materials, and dishcloths.

  • Follows established workplace safety practices including personal, environmental and chemicals.

The above statements reflect some general duties and responsibilities of the various positions available in Culinary and Nutrition Care. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities for any one position or even for all positions.


Educational Requirements: High school diploma or GED preferred. Foodservice or customer experience preferred


Requisition Number: G15-4616


Department: INPATIENT NUTR SVS - 804010

Location: Kettering Medical Center

City: Kettering

Shift: Varies

Job Status: Full-time or Part-time

Temporary: No

Hours per Bi-Weekly Pay Period: 80