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Job ID: 40156
Department: Operations Services
Location: Lincoln Tunnel


Under close or immediate supervision, performs cooking and other food preparation duties at a Port Authority Cafeteria. Receives written or oral instructions from Facility Cafeteria Supervisor and Food Services Supervisor on food to be prepared, but uses judgment in the preparation. Work is checked through inspection of food cooking and preparation processes and of completed work. Food is prepared for use in a cafeteria, a dining room and for special occasions. Cooks are responsible for performing their duties in a manner that creates a favorable impression through exceptional customer service and professionalism, below are Cooks responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Receives and signs for delivery of meats and vegetables, checks quantity and quality and recommends acceptance or rejection of food.
Estimates requirements and list food needed from stock for own phase of the activity. Recommends changes in given weekly menu to suit day’s needs depending on supply of items. Assists in preparation of weekly menu.
Prepares for cooking or service: meats, vegetables, fruits, desserts and occasionally pastry. Prepares basic cooked food requirements for salads and sandwiches, soups and gravy.
Cooks meats, vegetables and soups in variety of styles from standardized recipes provided.
Cleans and is responsible for proper cleaning, care and storage of utensils and equipment used.
Prepares special types of foods for special affairs.
Oversees the work of cafeteria attendant assigned to dish and spot washing.
Performs related work as required.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Education: High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required.
  • Experience: Three years full-time in the preparation of variety of cooking in commercial food service industries.


Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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