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Beth Israel Lahey Health Cook II--Per Diem (as needed) in Winchester, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Rotating (United States of America)

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by preparing attractive food for our retail services and community services and providing assistance to the patient food preparation as needed. This customer service position will have an impact on patient, employee and visitor satisfaction by providing superior menu options and a friendly atmosphere as our customers procure their food, drink and a moment of relaxation.

Job Description:

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent Preferred: Culinary Degree Experience Required:

  • A combination of 3 years of cooking experience and/or equivalent completion towards a culinary degree

  • Experience preparing food from recipes vs. pre-prepared/convenience food

  • Preferred:

  • Experience in an institutional setting with attention to allergy and diet restrictions

  • Other Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Basic food safety (HACCP) standards

  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

  • Capability of managing multiple cooking stations simultaneously

  • Must be at least 18 years old


  • Creates attractive daily menu items, accommodating diet restrictions, allergies, and ethnic preferences.

  • Prepares food from recipes (scratch-cooking), adjusting recipes to meet volume requirements.

  • Creates patient and retail specials to provide patients/customers with attractive options.

  • Accommodates patient/customer requests within nutrition guidelines.

  • Anticipates the needs of the patients/customers.

  • Orchestrates the flow of the food preparation to meet patient nutrition plans, retail and catering needs.

  • Plans and prepares for the next shift.

  • Adjusts volume according to census, retail projections and events to minimize waste and ensure freshness.

  • Maintains a clean work area and fulfills daily/monthly cleaning assignments to ensure compliance with high sanitation standards.

  • Conducts and documents daily HACCP checks, ensuring food preparation and storage complies with food safety standards.

  • Provides input and recommendations toward the ordering process to ensure adequate inventory for menus.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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