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Category: Food Service
Department: Dietary Administration - 805000
Position Type: Regular
Shift: Rotating Shift
Hours Per Week: Full time 40 hours per week
FT/PT/PD: Regular
Location: New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Job Overview:

Accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, grill, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events . The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, may identify other responsibilities of the position.

General Responsibilities:

• Prepares, seasons and cooks meats and vegetables using skill in frying, grilling and sautéing.

• Prepares, seasons and cooks starches, vegetables and other side hot food items.

• Performs food preparation work for cooking, including seasoning.

• Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe.

• Deep fries, grills and sautés meats, fish, vegetables and other foods. Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing.

• Portions food on serving plates.

• May add gravies, sauces and garnishes to servings.

• May select recipes per menu cycle, prepare bakery items, receive inventory, move and lift foodstuffs and supplies and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets.

• May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all regulatory rules and procedures.

• Responsible for following food safety and physical safety policies at all times, while utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) when required by management.

• Complies with all HACCP policies and procedures.

• Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

• Complies with the hospital safety and risk management policies and procedures.

• Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

• Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.

• May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Experience/Knowledge:

• High School diploma, GED or equivalent.

• 1 to 2 years of cooking experience upto & including baking, roasting, saute & grille expereince preferred.

• Knowledge of basic operation of equipment

Skills/Aptitude:

• Applies basic skills and may develop skills appropriate for the position.

• Focuses primarily on own area of specialty.

• Good working knowledge of food preparation & presentation.

• Requires familiarity of kitchen equipment.

• Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised

• Ability to work under pressure in fast paced environment

• Must be organized and a problem solver

• Some heavy lifting required

License/Qualifications

Certifications: Food Safety Certification required/

General Qualifications:

• Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

• Maturity of judgment and behavior.

• Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

• Maintains a positive attitude.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule required.

• Must comply with any dress code requirements.

• Must be able to work early mornings, nights, weekends and some holidays.

• Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

Physical Requirements:

• Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.

• Significant walking or other means of mobility.

• Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

• Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):

• Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.

• Schedule to include early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates. Typical schdule 11:00AM - 7:30PM (with coverage including 4:00AM to 12:30PM)

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.