Culinary Lead

Job ID 2021-40881
Area of Interest
Nutrition / Food Services
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Food Services
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


The Culinary Lead is responsible for ensuring a safe and sanitary work environment and monitor proper food handling practices.. Assigns and oversees daily work to ensure tasks are completed. Identifies, addresses and as appropriate escalates workflow, non-routine issues and safety concerns. Perform a variety of food service activities as delegated by supervisor including but not limited to: production support and catering. Safely clean and operate a variety of preparation and production equipment. Interpret, implement and follow HACCP and other food safety regulations. With the direction of the leadership team, the culinary lead also plays an integral role in implementing our safety and improvement efforts to reduce cost, while improving quality, safety, engagement, delivery, and efficiencies in our work.



Required Education/Experience:
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Minimum of three (3) years experience in the culinary field
- Demonstrated participation in Continuous Process Improvement activities
- Two years of experience in department OR previous lead experience in food service
- Experience practicing whole foods cooking

Required Credentials:
- Washington State Food and Beverage Worker’s Permit, or to be obtained within 15 days of employment

- ServSafe certification, or to be obtained within 120 days of employment
- Cross-functional worker across multiple roles
- Experience working in healthcare or working with modified/restrictive diets and/or nutrition related terminology
- 1-2 years experience training/teaching/coaching
- Ability to make substitutions in an ever-changing environment
- Attention to detail (ability to detect ingredient changes)


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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