Texas Health Resources LINE COOK/COOK II in Denton, Texas

Job Description

Texas Health Denton seeks to hire a LINE COOK/COOK II to join the Food Nutrition Services Team!


4:30 am - 1:00 pm

10:30 - 7:00 pm

Rotating weekends and holidays

Must be available for both shifts


$13.55 - $20.15

  • commensurate with years of working experience*


H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Required


Other contingent upon enrollment in High School or GED program with the requirement to graduate from the program within 1 year of hire required.


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

Restaurant experience highly preferred

Licenses and Certifications

FHC - Food Handlers Certificate within 30 days required.


  • Ability to meet time standards required by production schedule.

  • Extensive knowledge of kitchen equipment operation and maintenance.

  • Good communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.

  • Demonstrate initiative in assuming responsibilities.

  • Must be cooperative, discreet and courteous in handling visitors and employees.


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all areas of production, including both hot and cold production.

  • Understands how to read and prepare simple or complex recipes to department standards.

  • Demonstrates ability to adjust recipes for quantity.

  • Produce high quality products; utilize creativity and training in producing food quality and recipe taste.

  • Taste food prepared to verify flavor and texture standards.

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

  • Suggest menu or recipe changes so feed will be used before expiration dates.

  • Demonstrates judgment and creativity in food utilization.

  • Understands menus and recipes.

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

  • 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.

  • Employee maintains kitchen and serving areas in a clean, neat, and orderly manner to exceed both department and TDH sanitation standards in both department sanitation and personal hygiene.

  • Follows "clean as you go" as well as proper hand hygiene.

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

Be sure to click on the links below for an introduction to THR Food Nutrition Services as well as what former and current employees are saying about THR!

Front of the House: https://youtu.be/YBua-rauWJQ

Back of the House : https://youtu.be/sP0zw_0du5I

Universal: https://youtu.be/qB5g5jvjF6E

For a complete list of Texas Health's Awards & Recognitions click on the link below.


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