Food and Nutrition - Baystate Health

Req#: R30428
Category(s): Trades/Engineering/Facilities, Food and Nutrition
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Second

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, is looking for a Full Time Cook to join our Food and Nutrition Services team in Springfield, MA.


  • Full time, 40 hours per week, 2nd shift

  • Rotating weekends and holidays may be required


  • Baystate Main Campus
  • Springfield, MA


  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
  • Continuing education support and reimbursement
  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
  • Farm Share Memberships
  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  


  • 2-4 years in the food service industry, including experience in short order, line cook and prep functions
  • Ability to multitask 
  • SERV Safe Training and or Certification preferred

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!


We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.


The applicant will have proven cooking experience in a healthcare, restaurant, or other hospitality setting. Performs short order, line, banquet style, and pod cooking functions (primarily) in accordance with HACCP, Joint Commission, and DPH regulations—hot and cold prep and execution of meals for room service and pod patient meal service. The incumbent will have proven short-order or line cooking skills in a high-volume food service setting. High volume demand requires applicants to make quick and accurate decisions in a rapidly changing environment. Requires a very flexible and fluid person. Must be able to multitask; assimilate many different demands at once. Incumbents must be quick, thorough, and efficient with time and resources. There is an expectation of strict recipe and safety adherence. Ensures appropriate supply levels to execute daily production needs.

Ensures that processed food inventories are maintained appropriately and are commensurate with food usage levels.

Responsible for daily food quantity and quality based on computer (CBORD) generated specifics. Maintains temperature and QA logs accordingly. Ensures the safe, smooth operation of the food production department and equipment.

The incumbent is expected to perform safe food handling techniques and prepare hot and/or cold food products for assembly on the room service line following the direction of the Supervisor. Produce high-quality, made-to-order, healthy food products in accordance with diet specifications in a timely manner. Must have the ability to learn on-the job-skills and handle periodic stressful times. Line or short-order cooking skills are necessary.

Job Responsibilities: 

1)  Proven skills in short order or line cooking, making quick and accurate decisions in a very rapid and changing environment

2) Safe, sanitary food handling techniques: gloves, hand washing, cross-contamination, hygiene, danger zone

3) Ensures appropriate supply levels to execute daily production needs.

4) Responsible for daily food quantity and quality based on CBORD-generated specifics or par levels

5) Performs either prep or line cooking functions in accordance with HACCP, JCAHO, and DPH regulations

6) Prepares hot and/or cold food items in an appropriate timeframe following strict recipe and safety adherence, under the direction of the Exec chef, Supervisor, or designee

7) Maintains temperature, QC, and QA logs as directed by Executive Chef or designee

8) Cleans all equipment he/she is in contact with mechanical devices, refrigerators, cutting boards, knives, food service equipment

9) Works well under pressure and maintains composure, quality, consistency, and safety.

10) Ensures safe and smooth operation of food production

11) Team Player in a fast-paced environment

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.





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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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