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Providence Health & Services Cook - Food and Nutrition Services *$1,500 Sign-On Bonus* in Olympia, Washington


$1,500 Sign-on Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Providence is calling a Cook (Food and Nutrition Services, Variable Shift, Full-Time, 1.0 FTE) to Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, WA. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Prepare orders by cooking or preparing food items for each meal service. Food preparation may include hot and cold menu items and must be prepared using the standard recipes and departmental guidelines. Note variances in recipes and guidelines and communicates challenges to Executive Chef/Manager.

  • Consistently demonstrates advanced high volume culinary skills to include preparation, sauté, blanch, poach, grill, steam, boil, simmer, deep fry, braise, roast sear and emulsify.

  • Serve food at each meal demonstrating positive interactions with the public and positive interpersonal relations.

  • Prepare and deliver snacks to participants/residents/patients/clients.

  • Set up, deliver, and retrieve food trays and carts to units, catered events, and as otherwise instructed.

  • Adheres to “clean as you go” practice and maintains workstations as dictated by guidelines and departmental schedules.

What Providence Offers:

  • $1,500 sign-on bonus to eligible external candidates

  • Competitive pay (including holiday pay & shift pay differentials)

  • Best-in-class benefits – full medical, dental and vision starting on your first day

  • Continuing education & growth opportunities

  • 401k retirement plans with employer matching

  • Generous paid time off for vacation, sick days and holidays

  • Want to become an LPN or RN? We offer tuition reimbursement!

  • The resources & career growth opportunities of one of America’s largest health care systems

  • COVID-19 safety: PPE (N95 fitted masks, gloves and face shields provided) and vaccination opportunities

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience cooking with industrial cooking equipment.

  • 6 months Prior restaurant and/or institutional food service experience.

  • Obtain Washington State Food Handler’s permit prior to start date.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 4 years’ experience in a healthcare related culinary environment (prep work and/or grill work).

  • Customer service experience.

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, Washington serves people of all ages and faiths. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home in “neighborhoods” and providing a model of care that is resident-centered

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 329991