Job Requisition #: JR61872

End Date: 7/1/2022

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Food & Nutrition

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening

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ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region.  We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®. 



Prepares a wide variety of foods ensuring the attractiveness, palatability, and temperature of food in accordance with standardized recipes and standard operating procedures. Complies with Christiana Care, federal, and state health codes.


  • Demonstrates a patient/customer "comes first" attitude.

  • Greets patients, visitors, customers, and co-workers with a smile and pleasant manner.

  • Demonstrates quality customer service.

  • Practices service recovery.

  • Demonstrates understanding and executes CCHS Core Values - Excellence and Love.

  • Interacts with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, and other department staff in a compassionate manner, demonstrating empathy, sensitivity, patience, and mutual respect.

  • Demonstrates ability to read and follow assignments, completing within established time frames and maintains a high level of productivity without direct supervision.

  • Communicates pertinent and vital information and feedback to co-workers and supervisors.

  • Follows written and verbal instructions as directed.

  • Assumes an active role to keep informed about changes in policies, procedures and equipment, completes mandatory education, attends and participates at meetings, and is willing to be taught, coached, and/or mentored by others. 

  • Adheres to Christiana Care and department policies and procedures.

  • Complies with Christiana Care and department sanitation/safety responsibilities in the performance of all job assignments in accordance with Federal and State Health codes.

  • Prepares a wide variety of foods, such as: meats, fish, poultry, fresh, frozen, canned, and dehydrated vegetables, ensuring the attractiveness, palatability, and temperature of food in accordance with standardized recipes and standard operating procedures.

  • Produces items focusing on merchandizing and eye appeal.

  • Demonstrates ability to extend recipes to meet production numbers based on requested amounts.

  • Demonstrates ability to test cooked food by tasting and smelling, and takes corrective action as required.

  • Ensures that all perishable items are dated, rotated and served utilizing the FIFO guidelines.

  • Discusses with supervision all leftovers for run-outs.

  • Demonstrates ability to keep own work areas clean and organized at all times.

  • Demonstrates ability to maintains food dating, labeling, and correct shelf organization in cook's walk-in and keeps area organized and clean.

  • Demonstrates ability to handle all equipment using proper methods and procedures. 

  • Reports any equipment malfunction to supervision.

  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established infection prevention, sanitation and safety procedures. 

  • Reports to a supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • 6 months food service experience preferred.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

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