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Swedish Health Services Sous Chef Edmonds, Seattle, WA in Edmonds, Washington


$1,000 Sign-on Bonus (external candidates only)

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Sous Chef (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) in Nutrition Services at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.

The Sous Chef functions in a supervisory capacity to plan, direct, and evaluate the production and presentation of food for patients, cafés and catering to ensure that the standards of safety, nutritional value, quality and performance are maintained. Under the direction of the Executive Chef is responsible for recipe, menu and concept development within established departmental guidelines. Responsible for overseeing departmental receiving, and inventory management. Ensures conformance with JCAHO, state and local regulations as well as compliance with all HACCP, department, medical center and SMC system policies and procedures.

In this position you will:

  • Standardizes documents and tests new recipes for patient, café and catering menus in accordance with established nutritional, quality and cost criteria.Under the direction of the director, contributes to the development of menus.

  • Responsible for the accurate costing of recipes and menus generated from approved items, ingredients and vendors.

  • Coordinates and executes catering for special events with guidance of the director.

  • Participates in receiving and inventory functions, assuring conformance with all applicable regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment. Handles all food in accordance with food handling guidelines issued by state and federal agencies.

  • Consistently checks equipment to ensure proper working order; reports all safety hazards. Follows safety rules and policies and handles materials in a careful manner

  • Coordinates the training of the patient, retail, and production staff to ensure the appropriate presentation, portioning, temperature and safe handling of all food products.

  • Submits recommendations for capital budget.

  • Works well under pressure of stringent time constraints and remains calm and organized.

  • Consistently adheres to the Swedish/Edmonds behavioral standards of excellence.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree in culinary arts (certification of completion from and accredited culinary trade school (2-4 year program) or ACFEI apprenticeship program (certificate, 4-5 year program).

  • Current State of Washington Food Handlers Permit.

  • Current Servsafe or other food safety or HACCP certification upon 90 days of hire.

  • Minimum 2 years culinary experience in a high volume operation required.Working knowledge of complex, multi-faceted high volume food service operation.

  • Experience in a customer service environment with demonstrated excellent customer service skills.

Preffered qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree BS/BA in Hotel/Restaurant Management or related field.

About the Edmonds Campus:

Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

• 217 licensed beds

• 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff

• 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel

• Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services

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

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 307224