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Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

Occ Summary

Level I

  • Perform a variety of routine and intermediate tasks in the preparation of food stuffs’
  • Interpret recipes, cook and assemble large quantities of food for hospital cafeterias and/or patient food service.

Level II

  • Perform a wide variety of intermediate and complex tasks in the preparation of food stuffs
  • Interpret recipes, cook and assemble large quantities of food for hospital cafeterias and/or patient food service
  • Assume lead worker duties as directed.

Work Performed

Level I

  • Assemble ingredients to prepare foods according to standard recipes
  • Measure, weigh, portion and label according to established guidelines
  • Read and interpret instructions.
  • Set up and prepare supplies and equipment for daily food preparation to include ovens, ranges, grills, fryers, broilers and steam units.
  • Operate and monitor proper functioning of equipment to include blenders, meat slicers, mixers and choppers
  • Follow all safety procedures for using equipment and chemicals
  • Clean and sanitize equipment after use.
  • Prepare food items according to instructions and recognized safe food handling practices
  • Monitor and observe food during the cooking process
  • Regulate temperatures and/or timing of cooked foods.
  • Detect and report improperly prepared food or food that does not meet standards.
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of work areas and alert supervisors to problems and needs as they arise.

Level II

  • Perform all of the duties and responsibilities of Level I.
  • Prepare entrees, casseroles, special dishes and complex food items requiring multiple steps and sequences during preparation.
  • Read, interpret, and review instructions for possible errors relating to specified quantities, ingredients, proportions or mixtures
  • Refer inaccuracies to supervisor.
  • Take appropriate corrective action for improper functioning of equipment.
  • Assist supervisor in training employees
  • Provide instructions and guidance as needed
  • Assumes lead responsibility for assigned work as directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Level I

  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions, to interpret recipes, to use fractions to modify proportions and to mix, measure and/or prepare ingredients.
  • Ability to demonstrate safe food handling practices and to follow safety procedures for using equipment and chemicals.

Level II

  • Same as Level I plus willingness to learn new skills (i.e. computer).
  • Ability to review recipes and instructions for possible errors relating to specified quantities, ingredients, proportions or mixtures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions.
  • Ability to provide instructions and train other employees.

Level Characteristics

Level I

  • Involves more complex preparations of food stuffs and more review for possible errors.

Level II

  • Serves as lead worker and trainer of other employees as directed.

Minimum Qualifications




Level I

  • Work requires one year institutional food preparation experience.

Level II

  • Work requires two years institutional food preparation experience.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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