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Publix Associate

Last year, our Cooks served up approximately 2 million nutritious and tasty meals for associates across Publix's 14 support facility cafeterias.

How to Apply


The Cooks prepare ingredients and cook a wide variety of entrees. They make sure that cooking and serving methods meet Publix's standards for safety and quality. Furthermore, the Cooks serve these meals taking care that the food is fresh and hot (or cold), per the items being served.

Qualifications we look for

  • At least 18 years old
  • Experience cooking in an environment where a variety of entrées and methods are used (for example, a restaurant, Publix cafeteria, or culinary school)
  • ServSafe Certification or equivalent certification (within 6 months of his or her start date in the position)
  • Knowledge of cooking principles
  • Able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds

How to apply

Go to the Publix Jobs Center to begin searching our current openings. Click the appropriate link to view openings for Publix associates and non-associates. Click Search Openings and narrow your search by selecting Distribution from the Job Category list.

You will receive follow-up communication once you're determined to be qualified and eligible for the job. The communication will inform you of additional information that is needed and/or assessments that need to be completed. Once that is done, your application will go directly to the hiring manager for consideration. If your skills, experience, and qualifications look like a good match to the requirements of the position, you will be contacted.

Visit our website for additional applicant resources.

Having a match to this job does not guarantee that you will be hired into this job if and when it becomes available on our Publix Jobs Center.