Current Employment Positions

Cook - Springfield

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-820178
  • Job Location: Springfield, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 29, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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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.


Essential Duties:

  • Promotes positive customer service culture which encourages quality patient outcomes
  • Responsible for the preparation of food to be served and complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards
  • Follow 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
  • Carry out the master menu plan, adjusting for nutritionally equivalent substitutes, leftovers, and emergencies
  • Notify consulting dietitian hot and cold food menu changes
  • Report necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor
  • Work 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
  • 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
  • Support help with stocking and prepping



Job Type: 1 Full Time

Schedule: 40 hrs. per week; flexibility with schedule required

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 120 N. 11th St., Springfield, IL



Family Guidance Centers, Inc is a Drug Free Environment, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience and Skills:

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

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Certification required