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Tufts Medicine First Cook, Cafeteria Cook in Lowell, Massachusetts

Full Time / Rotating Shifts / 40 hours a week Hours vary between 5:30am- 8:00pm and E/O/W No late Nights

We are seeking a First Cook, Cafeteria Cook to join our growing organization !

Accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, grill, broil and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. This includes all areas of food production –Patient, Retail and Catering. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Hospital / Department may identify other responsibilities of the position as needed.

Job Duties:

  • Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.

  • Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.

  • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food items for consumption in eating establishments.

  • Prepares foods by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.

  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.

  • Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment and must follow all Hospital / Department and regulatory rules and procedures.

  • Complies with all Hospital and department HACCP policies and procedures.

  • Prepare meals for customers requiring special diets.

  • May produce some batch goods using basic cooking techniques for café service.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds

  • Able to adapt to the needs of the department on short notice.


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience

  • Culinary production experience

  • ServSafe Certification

    What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaries & benefits

  • 403(b) retirement with company match

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Free on-campus parking

    About Lowell General Hospital:

    Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second-largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors.

    Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer