Job: Lead Cook

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Job Description

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a Lead Cook at our 40 bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Lafayette, Indiana!

 Join our team of passionate patient caregivers!!

Our Passion

Patients are our priority. We are passionate about patient care and consider it a privilege to be able to provide services to patients and their family members throughout Lafayette and surrounding areas.

 At Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, we provide rehabilitative services to people recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses. We help our patients regain their physical or cognitive abilities so they can return home at their highest level of independence.

Nationally Recognized: Our hospital has been ranked in the Top 10% nationally for rehabilitative care.

Position description: 

Responsible for providing healthy food for patients, employees, and visitors. Prepares food ensuring that strict safety standards are followed. Creates menus and orders supplies when Food Service Manager is unavailable for the hospital kitchen and cafeteria. In the absence of the Food Service Manager, places and puts away food orders, supervises kitchen production and oversees the work of kitchen and dining room staff.

1. Follows established schedules in cooking, baking, sanitation.

2. Determines proper cooking time and temperature.

3. Cleans and sanitizes all food preparation equipment and ensures that it is kept in safe and operable condition.

4. Follows procedures in food cooling, hot food holding, and prevention of cross contamination. Follow all local and state health regulations.

5. Prepare meals according to specified menu and schedule with a minimum of waste.

6. Assists with orientating new employees and demonstrates work techniques and use of equipment; trains new cooks and update all cooks on changed / new cooking procedures.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Short Term / Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance / AD&D / Supplemental Life
  • Flex Spending / Health Savings Account
  • 401k Plan
  • ETO (Earned Time Off Program) vacation after 90 days
  • Anniversary Bonus
  • In-House Continuing Education
  • CRRN Certification Pay
  • Wellness Program
  • Relocation Assistance


Skills / Requirements

High School Diploma or the equivalent in education or experience required.

Food Handlers License required by state law.