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The Cook will be responsible for:
Opening the kitchen in the morning and accepts early deliveries. Prepares breakfast items for patient room service, cafe and catering. Receives and logs employee sick or late calls.
Preparing all soups, entrees, vegetables, starches and other related items based on cafe/diner, room service, and catering menus. Follows standardized recipes and daily production sheets and accurately records amounts produced. Delivers all food products to designated serving area in an established time frame and at required temperature. Adequately completes next day's preparation assignments. Routinely tests food for quality, appearance, flavor, temperature, texture, color and doneness.
Following established guidelines, recipes and procedures for age specific feeding and specialized diets including but not limited to Diabetic, Ketogenic, BMT, Sodium Restricted and Low Fat. Contributes to the preparation and execution of patient related food service such as Bader 5 buffets, Child life functions and Community Suppers.
Following and monitoring H.A.C.C.P. food preparation and storage procedures. Follows department policies and procedures for hand washing, hair restraints, cooling/reheating foods and taste testing.
Storing, holding and transporting cold food items at 40degF or below and hot food items at 140degF or above. Tests food temperatures with approved food thermometer and records in log.
Wrapping, labeling, and dating all food items and stores in designated area in an organized manner. Follows F.I.F.O. principle of food rotation.
Cleaning and sanitizing all food contact surfaces and equipment after every use to avoid contamination. Records ppm of sanitizer solution in designated log. Avoids cross contamination from raw to cooked and ready to eat foods via hands, equipment, utensils and cutting boards.
Maintaining high levels of sanitation of all equipment, strictly adhering to department policies and procedures, Health Dept. codes and J.C.A.H.O. regulations.
Following department safety standards to minimize hazards and work related accidents.
Contributing to a positive work environment and promotes teamwork by taking initiative to improve overall quality and exceed customer expectations. Maintains clear communication channels and constructive relationships with co-workers, supervisors, patients, customers, parents and all hospital staff.
To qualify, you must have:
Completion of 2 years of occupationally specific education or an Associate's degree in Nutrition or a closely related field.
Two years of previous work experience required.
Analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine.
Comprehension of weights, measures, recipe conversion and portion control to minimize waste.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.