Chef's Assistant, Patient Meal Service (Part-Time) - University Hospital at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority

Posted in Restaurant - Food Service 25 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Madison, Wisconsin





Job Description:

We are seeking a Chef’s Assistant who:


  • Has the drive to create a unique dining experience for patients, visitors and employees.

  • Is comfortable working in a fast-paced and continually changing environment. 

  • Prepares ingredients and checks inventory.

  • Assembles meals and delivers to patients.

  • Maintains kitchen order by ensuring cleanliness of work areas.

  • Assembles food to meet catering expectations.

  • Ensures food stations, coolers, and vending machines are fully stocked.

Chef’s Assistants are eligible for:


  • Starting wage of $15.00 per hour, plus extra for working evening and weekend hours.

  • Paid time off, including 15 days of vacation time for full-time employees.

  • A free bus pass to assist with transportation to and from work.

  • Continuing education for both professional and personal growth. 

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Work Experience:

Preferred - Preferred – Previous food service and/or customer experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

Preferred - ServSafe Certification.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:


  • Excellent customer service skills – courteous, positive, and sensitive to customer and patient needs.

  • Customer and patient focused. Must have the mindset that the customer or patient always comes first.

  • Willing to go the extra mile to help guests, customers, and other staff.

  • Must be able to work in a constantly changing environment and rapidly adapt to organizational and departmental change.

  • Willingness to work other positions when needed by the operation.

  • Ability to problem solve and work independently.

  • Communicates effectively by sending, receiving and responding to information ensuring high level of customer satisfaction.

  • Able to understand, speak and write in English.

  • Ability to work in a team and foster an environment of helping others.

  • Ability to perform simple math calculations.

Physical Requirements:

Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and ant-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day.​  Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, women, and LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities are strongly encouraged. EOE, including disability/vets.

Work Schedule:

This is a part-time, 0.60 FTE position, with 12 hour shifts on the weekends, from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm, and 8 hour shifts during the week that start between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Every other weekend is required. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

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