Current Employment Positions


Food Service - Cook

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-659976
  • Job Location: Manteno, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 14, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: January 1, 2019



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Job Description:

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization, treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems. Since 1969, FGC's comprehensive programming has educated and guided individuals toward their full potential as productive members within their own families and our society.

Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interest in behavioral health. Our organization provides a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment that includes health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and a 401k pension plan. Vacation, sick and personal days with 11 paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the preparation of food to be served and complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards and following established food production programs and procedures. Supports the Mission, Values, and Vision of Family Guidance Centers and the facility.

  • Prepare of food served using established production procedures and systems, implementing dietitian and physician instructions.
  • Set steam table; serve or ensure proper serving of food for tray line or dining room.
  • Store food properly and safely, marking date and item.
  • Carries out the master menu plan, adjusting for nutritionally equivalent substitutes, leftovers, and emergencies; notifies consulting dietitian hot and cold food menu changes.\
  • Report necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor.
  • Works cooperatively with other cooks in evaluating cafeteria leftovers and plans for use; labels, dates, and stores leftovers properly.
  • Consults production sheets for thawing and doing advance preparation when possible; completes and posts sign-up sheets daily.
  • Assists with the development and standardization of recipes, including creating new ways to present food attractively and nutritiously; correct amounts; cost-conscious manner for patients and staff.
  • Plans cooking schedule in order to have food prepared on time, but not too far in advance; serves hot food attractively and efficiently.
  • Implements diet changes, prepares saved trays, and sack lunches.

Number of Position Openings: 2; 1 Full-time;1 Part-time

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4: 00 pm

Start Date: January 2019

Starting Salary: $13.39/ hr

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: High school graduate preferred. At least two years of institutional food service experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: ValidIllinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Certification.