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Beth Israel Lahey Health COOK in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Type: Per Diem

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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:

Day (United States of America)

Foods are prepared for all departmental feeding responsibilities. Patient tray line is served following established sanitation procedures.

Job Description:

  1. Prepares and garnishes maternity specials daily.

  2. Uses proper documentation tools within department standards for labeling, dieting, and cooling procedures.

  3. Assists others with the preparation of food for special functions.

  4. Prepares vegetables and/or main entrees for Mount Auburn Hospital patients and Cafeteria following standardized recipes.

  5. Prepares soup, sauces, and stuffing for patient services.

  6. Maintains clean and sanitary work area.

  7. Sets up food for try line in appropriate size pans.

  8. Tests cooked food by taste, temperature, smell, and appearance.

  9. Backs patient tray line on grill/broiler as needed. Follows tally for batch cooking of temperature-sensitive items.

  10. Uses waste logs to record all leftovers and waste with written plans for utilization.

  11. Begins patient food preparation for the following day.

  12. Delegates duties to cook's helper.

  13. Works continuously to improve the total quality of the department and other departments within the institution.


  1. Reading and writing skills in order to understand recipes and instructions.

  2. One year of institution-type feeding.

  3. Judgment and planning skills to make decisions for preparations.

  4. Knowledge of institutional-type equipment.

  5. Good communications skills for interaction with physicians, administrators, other personnel, and customers.

Education: No info available

Experience: One year of institution-type feeding.

License/Certification(s): n/a

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.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled