Texas Health Resources LEAD COOK in Allen, Texas



Monday-Friday 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

Minimum Required Education:

H.S. Diploma or Equivalent required.

Minimum Experience Required:

4 Years relevant experience in high volume restaurant, hospital, or institution.

Minimum Licensure/Certifications Required:

FHC - Food Handlers Certificate within 30 days of hire.

Managers Food Service Certification preferred.

Minimum Required Skills:

  • Ability to prepare aesthetically pleasing and appetizing menus.

  • Demonstrate food creativity on a daily basis as recognized by Director/Manager.

  • Ability to operate and instruct on all kitchen and cafeteria cooking/holding equipment.

  • Computer skills preferred.

  • Good communication and organizational skills to exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.

Job Duties:

  • Produces high quality products; utilizes creativity and training in producing food items that are aesthetically pleasing and taste appealing.

  • Follows department standards of food quality and recipe taste.

  • Observes food preparation and tastes prepared food to verify flavor and texture standards.

  • Required to taste food prepared by other cooks.

  • Demonstrates creativity in food presentation in both bulk service and individual plating.

  • Organizes work for maximum productivity; accurately follows and understands production sheets, and avoid over production.

  • Make recipe or menu changes so that foods will be utilized before expiration date.

  • In the absence of Production Supervisor or Food Service Director/Manager, plan menu substitutions and supervise in designated areas.

  • Consult on special meals, events, and menus.

*Assist in menu choices, and recipe development utilizing cost analysis.

  • Labels and dates foods according to HACCP standards.

  • Ability to learn HACCP sanitation guidelines and follow for safe food handling.

  • Knows and performs proper procedure for taking and recording temperatures of food items, both raw and cooked and refrigerated units.

  • Demonstrates and performs procedures when temperatures are inadequate according to standards.

  • Understands the FIFO system of food production.

  • Ability to follow / learn OSHA safety guidelines and safe knife skills.

  • Assist with training and education of staff in culinary skills.

  • Through work, employee maintains kitchen and serving areas in a clean, neat, and orderly manner to exceed both department and TDH sanitation standards.

  • Organizes work/area for maximum production, follows “clean as you go”.

  • Follows proper hand hygiene.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.

Entity Information:

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed, acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. Hospital services include women’s care, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. Texas Health Allen is a World Health Organization-designated "Baby-Friendly Hospital" and was the first hospital in Texas to receive the distinction. The hospital is a Level IV trauma center and an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, which makes our facility intensely qualified to serve our community and your professional aspirations.

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.