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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 12
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: 3-7pm, every other weekend, rotating holidays


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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.



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.





1 year of cooking or 3 years of directly related food service experience equivalent
Language Skills
Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak English


HS Diploma, GED or Associates Degree, Culinary Certification of Accreditation, or culinary certification equivalent preferred

5 years of cooking in a healthcare setting or large volume/institutional cooking
Licensure, Certification, Registration
Serv Safe Food Handlers certification


  • 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.

Ability to act as a Lead in the absence of Management  

Work is performed in accordance with instructions and procedures. Requires the ability to recognize problem situations and refer them to the appropriate staff member. Requires the ability to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances or problems.


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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.


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