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Job Details

Cook - Per Diem

Date Posted: 07/14/2024

Requisition Number: 5745

Location: CHA Everett Hospital

Work Days: 5am - 1:30pm; 6am - 2:30pm; 9am - 6pm -  various shifts including weekends & holidays

Category: Service and Trade

Department: Food Service EH

Job Type: Per Diem On Call

Work Shift: Various Shifts

Hours/Week: Various 

Union: Yes

Union Name: SEIU 1199


At CHA, our food service department plays an important role in the satisfaction of our patients and colleagues. Food service team members enhance the patient stay by delivering three quality meals a day to the patient’s bedside. Our Expressly for You program assigns each patient a dedicated Food Service Host/Hostess to take care of all of their dining needs. Meal orders are taken bedside and entered electronically via a tablet computer. This system interfaces with the hospital medical system, allowing for our hosts/hostesses to understand each patient’s unique dietary needs. In addition, the food service department operates a recently renovated cafeteria that caters to staff members and the general public including a salad bar with fresh and local ingredients, hot soups made fresh daily, a deli station, and an entrée station featuring favorite dishes. There is also a mix of snack and beverages, along with full daily breakfast offerings.

Plans and performs large scale quantity cooking which can include meats, vegetables, fish, hot and cold salads, soups, sauces, gravies, eggs, cakes desserts and breads using a variety of preparation and cooking methods. May also supervise or perform duties less skilled in nature relating to food preparation and storage, such as but not limited to, cleaning, and sanitizing work stations, food preparation equipment, and food storage equipment such as coolers or racks.


High school diploma/GED
Culinary school certification preferred
Accredited culinary school certificate preferred
4 years of culinary experience preferred

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Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

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