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Baker's Assistant- Full Time- Days
Job Ref # 25431
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Support Services

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: May 2, 2022

At Houston Methodist, the Baker's Assistant position is responsible for high quality bake shop preparation and sanitation, as well as assisting the Baker to ensure Houston Methodist standards are upheld. The tasks include, but are not limited to operating commercial bakery equipment, having basic baking skills such as scaling, mixing, proofing, baking, cooking, simple decorating and use of knives, as well as other preparation tasks such as panning, etc. This position must have a working knowledge of preparing breads, rolls, biscuits, cakes, creams, custards, fillings, muffins and pies from scratch or mixes. Demonstrates adherence to policies, procedures, departmental Code of Conduct and local and federal regulatory standards (e.g., Texas Department of Health, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, HIPAA, etc.)


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. (EF)
  2. Interacts with co-workers and customers in a supportive and respectful manner. Encourages open communication to achieve outstanding customer service. Communicates clearly and professionally to promote both work efforts and problem resolution. (EF)
  1. Performs a variety of simple bake shop tasks assisting the baker, including ordering, filling out daily production logs, inventory and operating commercial bakery equipment such as, mixer, oven, proof box, steam jacketed kettle, blast chiller and stove. (EF)
  2. Assists the Baker with new food items from the creation to making it a menu item. Reviews menus the day before to ensure supplies are in house. (EF)
  3. Works in conjunction with the Baker(s) ensuring the food is prepared on time, high quality and transferred efficiently. Transports food prepared by Food Production to the Patient tray line. Serves customers in a timely and courteous manner. (EF)
  4. Assists Baker in monitoring and recording temperatures of food and refrigeration. (EF)
  5. Greases pans, portion and bake muffins, dinner rolls, cornbread and cookies and icing cakes and sweet rolls. Assembles baked goods according to bake order sheets and special orders for patient tray line for Houston Methodist locations. (EF)
  6. Maintains high-level customer service retail practices in coordination department policies and procedures. (EF)

  1. Responsible for sanitation and washing pots, pans and utensils in accordance with established cleaning and sanitation procedures. Sweeps, mops and cleans floors, walls and work areas, cleans commercial kitchen equipment and does other assigned cleaning tasks in the Central Kitchen. (EF)
  2. Transports trash, garbage, cardboard and supplies to and from the Central Kitchen and to assigned areas. (EF)
  3. Stores, labels, dates, inventories and rotates prepared food. (EF)
  4. Follows all department safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. (EF)

  1. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritizes department daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. (EF)

  1. Takes initiative and shows self-reliance in all aspects of food production, including organization and timeliness. (EF)
  2. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.) preferred

  • One year experience as a baker's assistant in a high volume bakery organization preferred


  • Texas Food Handlers Certificate through American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Must know how to operate commercial bakery equipment such as divider, rounder, mixer, oven, pie press, proof box, sheeter, steam jacketed kettle and stove
  • Must have basic baking skills such as scaling, mixing, proofing, baking, cooking,
  • decorating and use of knives
  • Must know how to prepare items such as breads, rolls, biscuits, cakes, cookies,
  • creams, custards, fillings, muffins and pies from scratch or mixes
  • Assist supervisor in overall operation of bakery including requisitioning, inventory and controlling ingredients and supplies. Maintain high quality standards of products and service


    Work AttireYes/No
    Uniform Yes 
    Business professionalNo 
    Other (dept approved) No 

    On-Call* No

    *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

    May require travel within No
    Houston Metropolitan area 

    May require travel outside No
    of Houston Metropolitan area 

    **Travel specifications may vary by department.

    Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

    Company Profile:

    Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

    The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.

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