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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital


Torrington, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Retail area cook. Be able to demonstrate thinking outside of the box, with a strong knowledge on food production.

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut.  CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.


Job Summary

Prepares food according to selected menus, approved recipes, and production sheets with knowledge of quantity cooking.  Completes the preparation of all food items in a timely manner and assures that all foods meet required cooking temperatures.  Under the direction of the manager, utilizes creativity in garnishing, decorating and developing new recipes where appropriate. Complies with stringent health, sanitation, safety, HACCP, and food handling standards.  Adheres to quality and cost containment standards.  Reports to appropriate Food Services Manager.

  • Follows standardized recipes while being able to quantity and batch cook, appropriately garnish and decorate according to standards.
  • Handles, prepares, and distributes food at the proper temperature and also assists in the cleaning and proper sanitation of the equipment in accordance with health codes and departmental policies and procedures to avoid contamination.
  • Completes assigned administrative recordkeeping such as inventory of supplies, production records, all required logs including but not limited to temperature logs, waste logs, substitution logs, etc, and various reports as assigned on a daily basis.
  • Performs cleaning duties daily, waste disposal, and assists with pots and pans as needed.
  • Attends and participates in departmental meetings/huddles and in-services and provides direct feedback to management to promote continuous quality improvement for self and department.
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • 1 year of cooking or 3 years of directly related food service experience equivalent required
  • HS Diploma, GED, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak English
  • Basic math required for recipe quantity calculations. 
  • Ability to adjust recipe quantities based on census or volume. 
  • Writing skills required for completing production records and documenting on logs and other reports.
  • 5 years of cooking in a healthcare setting or large volume/institutional cooking preferred
  • Serv Safe Food Handlers certification preferred


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