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Massachusetts General Hospital Careers – Cook

MGH

Job Description:

Responsible for the preparation and assembly of hot food items following the established policies and procedures in accordance with patient, cafeteria and catering menus. Follows standardized recipes. Ensures that all food items meet standards for quality, quantity, and portion control as set by the department. Maintains safety and sanitation standards within the unit. Maintains positive customer interactions and adheres to the department dress code policy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of food preparation techniques and terminology. Recognizes usage for raw food products and understands how they effect the end food product (i.e.—dairy products, trimming meats, storage techniques, etc.)
  • Uses the following equipment: convection ovens, fryolators, steam jacketed kettles, steamers, range, tilt skillet, mixers, blenders, food chopper, grille, broiler, wok and scales. Operates and maintains equipment in a safe and sanitary manner. Informs a manager of any malfunctioning equipment.
  • Assesses final food products through appropriate taste-testing practices and evaluation.
  • Follows local State and Federal guidelines as they relate to food safety.
  • Portions foods as indicated on recipes based on patient diet restrictions and modifications.
  • Informs Managers of food and non-food needs.
  • Produces assigned menu items following standardized recipes. Ensures acceptable food temperatures, food quality and appearance.
  • Prepares, cooks, holds and stores food at acceptable temperatures and in approved containers or designated equipment.
  • Completes required inventories for patient food bank (cook-chill system). Rotates food supplies on a daily basis. Dates and identifies food appropriately.
  • Informs Managers of outdated, leftover or discrepancies with the inventories and helps plan for use of leftovers.
  • Checks and evaluates raw food products/ recipe ingredients utilizing approved, standardized equipment.
  • Greets, assists, and serves customers in a positive and expedient manner. Answer customer questions.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Must be able to communicate with the public and demonstrate good customer service skills.
  • Ability to count and perform basic math skills.
  • Ability to calculate weights and measurements.
  • Demonstrated history of cooking skills required.
  • Requires manual dexterity and repetitive motions.
  • SERV Safe Certified

Job Details:

Company: MGH

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Worcester, MA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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