Encompass Health Careers

Chef - includes a mix of weekdays and weekends!

Woburn, Massachusetts
Environmental/Food Services Nonclinical

Job Description

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England is seeking a Chef to join our team! Our dietary team is composed of individuals who are passionate about working together to take care of the needs of the patients that we serve.  The Chef is responsible for preparing therapeutic and modified diets for patients as well as preparing meals for employees, visitors, and special functions.  The Chef is responsible for maintaining the highest professional food quality and hygiene standards throughout the operation.   This position is responsible for planning menus, evaluating food products and coordinating the work of other cooks in the kitchen. 
  • Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets
  • Recent institutional cooking experience preferred
  • Special function cooking experience desired
  • Knowledge of H.A.C.C.P. guidelines.  Knowledge of proper food handling and sanitation standards
  • Dedicated to food quality and control



License or Certification: - Food handlers permit (if required by state or county regulations) Total Education, Vocational Training and Experience: - Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable. - Knowledge of all A.A.C.C.P. guidelines, preferred. - Knowledge of food safety guidelines, preferred Machines, Equipment Used: - General office equipment, convection oven, mixer, steamer, gas range, grill, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, meat slicer Physical Requirements: - Ability to sit, stand for long periods, reach, push, pull and lift minimum of 20 pounds, stoop and kneel - Ability to grasp and use fine finger movement, feel fine sensation to discern temperate and texture. Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner - Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbal arenas as well as via email. - Ability to work independently without supervision. - Ability to ensure sanitation of department Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible - Hot and cold temperatures extremes - May work under stressful circumstances at times. Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e. before, during or after a disaster. - Regular attendance and reporting on time to work is a requirement of position.

Address: 2 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn 01801
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 1915222