Baker/Cook II (40-hrs) $1,000 Sign-On Bonus!

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Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 172120-1A
Date Posted: Apr 6, 2022
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



Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by preparing baked goods and desserts for our patients, retail services and community services.  This staff position will have an impact on patient, employee and visitor satisfaction by providing quality menu options with variety and attention to diet restrictions, allergies and ethnic preferences to make the patient’s stay as enjoyable as possible.



Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred:  Culinary degree




  • A combination of 3 years of cooking experience and/or equivalent completion towards a culinary degree
  • Experience must have an emphasis on baking.
  • Experience in icing and decorating techniques for various cakes and desserts.
  • Experience preparing food from recipes vs. pre-prepared/convenience food

 Preferred:  Experience in an institutional setting with attention to allergy and diet restrictions


Other Skills/Knowledge


  • Basic food safety (HACCP) standards
  • 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
  • Capability of managing multiple baking stations simultaneously
  • Must be at least 18 years old



 Preferred:  ServSafe Certification



Professional Commitment Requirements:  Keep abreast of developments in the field and/or licensure through continuing education, participation in professional organizations or a combination of both.

Schedule requirements:   Weekend and Holiday rotation required.  Schedule may vary based on department needs. 



  • Reports to the Executive Chef
  • Not responsible for supervising the work of others.  May direct the work of others.



Consistent with the PROMISE principles and inherent in a hospital environment, employees must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the Hospital’s needs. While the list below describes the primary functions of this job, all employees at Winchester Hospital need to recognize that an essential element of their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations.  This may result in assuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.


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


  • Creates attractive daily bakery and dessert items, accommodating diet restrictions, allergies, and ethnic preferences.
    • Prepares baked good and desserts from recipes (scratch-cooking), adjusting recipes to meet volume requirements.
    • Creates patient and retail specials to provide our customers with attractive options. 
    • Accommodates customer requests within nutrition guidelines.
    • Anticipates the needs of the customers and operations.
    • Ices and decorates cakes, pastries and desserts including special requests.
  • Orchestrates the flow of the food preparation operations, timing food preparation to meet patient nutrition plans, retail and catering needs.  Plans and prepares for the next day.
  • Adjusts volume according to census, retail projections and events to minimize waste and ensure freshness.
  • Creates opportunities to utilize left-overs to minimize waste while maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • Maintains a clean work area and fulfills daily/monthly cleaning assignments to ensure compliance with high sanitation standards.
  • Conducts and documents daily HACCP checks, ensuring food preparation and storage complies with food safety standards.
  • Provides input and recommendations toward the ordering process to ensure adequate inventory for menus. 



Weekends and Holidays:  Serves lunch on patient tray line



Full Time/40 HR

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.