UnityPoint Health

Cafeteria Aide

Requisition ID
Food Services and Nutrition
5401 N Knoxville Ave
5020 UnityPoint Health Peoria Methodist Medical Center
Salary Minimum
USD $10.02/Hr.
Scheduled Hours/Shift


To assist in serving employees/visitors at the Methodist Medical Center's Cafeteria and/or Deli in a pleasant but timely manner, in order to assure the best possible service and to maintain a sanitary work area.


  • Completes job responsibilities of food preparation and cafeteria service.
    • Maintains daily temperature logs by shift
    • Sets up station by 10:20 a.m. or 3:50 p.m.
    • Food is replenished when pans are ½ to ¾ empty
    • Food is garnished daily and at every meal
    • Storage areas are clean and neat
    • Stations are always neat and clean
  • Maintains high standards consistent with quality food service.
    • Maintains a sanitary workstation (i.e., Salad Bar, Deli area, etc.)
    • Follows cleaning schedules
    • Fresh fruit is washed and rotated
    • Items in walk-in cooler are wrapped and labeled
    • Does not serve bad food, i.e., brown lettuce or dried food
  • Works cooperatively with peers, supervisors, food service management and other medical center personnel.
    • Is aware of broken items and informs Process Coordinator when broken
    • Helps out other employees
    • When asked a question, replies or states, “I'm not sure, let me find out” and asks a Manager or Process Coordinator
    • Fulfills MMCI and department required education of 6 to 8 hours per year
    • Fulfills required safety education annually
    • Serves a minimum of four (4) customers per minute during busy period
  • Accepts responsibility for work area and duties of other positions of higher responsibility when needed.
    • Learns all stations in the cafeteria and deli
    • Is flexible to help cover for absent employees or employees on leave
    • Maintains disposable goods inventory for shift & restocks items before end of shift


  • Education
    • High School Diploma/GED preferred
  • Work Experience
    • 1-3 years of experience in/with food service in cafeteria and/or buffet style service not required, but Preferred.
  • License and Certification
    • Not indicated
  • Required English Skills
    • Basic reading skills
    • Basic writing skills
    • Basic oral skills
  • Communication Skills
    • Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
    • Interaction with a wide variety of people
    • Maintain confidential information
    • Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
    • Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor


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