United Airlines Food Production Cook in Newark, New Jersey

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Food Services

The Food Services department develops, creates and provides the great dining experiences on board our aircraft.

Please note that this position will be hired under the Chelsea Food Services divisional work rules.

Job overview and responsibilities

  • Prepares and cooks hot and cold meals according to recipes, menu specifications, quality standards and FDA guidelines

  • Rotates prepared products

  • Controls food wastage

  • Must comply with Chelsea HACCP requirements

  • Requisitions and replenishes storeroom supplies

  • Cleans and sanitizes work area and equipment

  • Prepares food needed for special functions, charters, menu presentation or cafeteria menu

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Frequent exposure to noise and working in hot temperatures up to 90 F

  • Occasionally enters refrigerated storage at 65 F for raw product and chill box area at 35F to store cooked product

  • Handles raw and cooked food products

  • Able to use Bettcher meat slicer, Mannhart vegetable slicer, mixer, blender, oven, stove, grill, steamers, steam- table, utensils and various types of knives

  • Sterilizing chemicals

  • Works under time constraints, meet and respond to up-counts in meal production at a moment's notice

  • Continuous attention to detail on food quality

  • Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying items

  • Continuous standing and walking

  • Basic cooking skills, sauce preparation

  • Basic math skills and knowledge of weights and measures

  • Ability to use a knife for cooking

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

  • Must not have any written termination warning within the past 6 months

Attendance requirements for current active and inactive employees

  • Continental Airlines employees must have 2.5 points or more remaining

  • Chelsea Food Services employees must have 4.5 points or less

  • At least one year of cooking and food preparation

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Training on the job

  • Must be willing to work any shift in a 24/7 week, including weekends, nights and holidays

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • High school diploma/General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent

Division: 67 Food Services

Function: Food Services - Line