Food Service Associate I

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Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 171790-1A
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2021
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.


About the Job

As part of the Guest Services/Food Services team, under direct supervision this position:

  • Prepares and assembles for customers at assigned food station. 

  • Assembles attractive daily menu items, accommodating diet restrictions, allergies, and ethnic preferences as noted by the dietary order.

    • Assembles menu items from recipes and standards

    • Accommodates customer requests within nutrition guidelines.

    • Anticipates the needs of the customers and operations

  • Follows specified dating procedure for menu items and discards food items after three days or as labeled.  Labels and dates opened foods.

  • Maintains retail food and beverage stations according to department standards.

  • Maintains a clean work area and fulfills daily cleaning assignments to ensure compliance with high sanitation standards. Handles removal of all trash for Cafe, kitchen or other areas. 

  • May serve food in cafeteria

  • Delivers trays to patient rooms/areas as needed.

  • Cleans and sanitizes dishware, pots and pans.

  • Completes and documents daily HACCP checks, ensuring food preparation and storage comply with food safety standards. Maintains temperature control logs.

  • May prepare food from basic recipes

  • May assist in the assembly of Meals on Wheels


Other Skills/Knowledge:


  • 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.

  • Basic math skills

  • Capability of managing multiple job functions.


  • Knowledge of Food safety (HACCP) standards. 



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About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.