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Texas Health Resources COOK I in Kaufman, Texas

Cook I

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for qualified Cooks like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Kaufman, 850 Ed Hall Dr. Kaufman TX 75142

  • Work environment: Food and Nutrition Services

  • Work hours: Part Time (24 Hour) Shifts will vary based on need. Shifts start at 6 a.m. and the kitchen closes at 6 p.m.

  • Staff is small and close-knit.

  • At Texas Health Resources, our mission is “to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

  • We are one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States with a team of more than 23,000 employees of wholly owned/operated facilities plus 2,200 employees of consolidated joint ventures in the greater Dallas Fort Worth area. Our career growth and professional development opportunities are top-notch and our benefits are equally outstanding.


H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Pref


1 Year relevant experience in high volume restaurant, hospital, or Institution Required

Licenses and Certifications

FHC - Food Handlers Certificate 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.

Position 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. Demonstrate ability to adjust recipes for quantity.

  • Produce high quality products; utilize creativity and training in producing food items that are aesthetically pleasing and taste appealing. Understand department standards of 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 food will be used before expiration dates. Demonstrate 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.

For more than 40 years, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman has served the communities of Kaufman, Crandall, Forney, Gun Barrel City, Mabank, Terrell, and surrounding areas. We’re a 91-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital that serves our community with excellence every day. We specialize in a wide variety of surgical services, including orthopedic surgery as well as diagnostic and imaging services and outpatient physical therapy. We also specialize in respiratory care, nuclear medicine, and emergency medicine. Texas Health Kaufman is a Joint Commission-certified facility. We’re recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Pathway to Excellence hospital for our commitment to creating a positive practice environment that engages and empowers our staff. You belong here.

Why Texas Health As a Texas Health Cook, you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make THR a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

  • Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

  • Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org


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.