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Texas Health Resources COOK III - Food and Nutrition Services in Kaufman, Texas

Cook III - Great Benefits!

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

Position Highlights:

  • Work location: Texas Health Kaufman, Kaufman, TX

  • Department: Food and Nutrition Services

  • Work hours: Full Time; 32 Hours; Variable Shifts

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. As a nationally recognized facility for quality improvement, we can meet your health care needs close to home. We’re a 91-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital that serves our community with excellence every day. If you’re looking for diagnostic and imaging services or outpatient physical therapy, we’ve got it! We also provide a wide variety of surgical services, including orthopedic surgery, many performed using minimally invasive techniques. Other services include respiratory care, nuclear medicine, and emergency medicine. We’re committed to supporting our surrounding community through such efforts as health fairs, community education and volunteer events. Talk about award winning, Texas Health Kaufman is a Joint Commission-certified facility. We’re also 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. As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 26,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here!



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.


  • 4 years relevant experience in high volume restaurant, hospital or institution required.

  • 1 year of direct cooking experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • FHC – Food Handlers Certificate within 30 days of hire required.


  • Ability to prepare aesthetically pleasing and appetizing menus.

  • Demonstrate food creativity daily 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.

Position Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Why Texas Health? As a Cook III, 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 Texas Health Kaufman a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7 th 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®

Additional perks of being a Cook III:

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by contributing to a teamwork environment.

  • Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training, and dedicated leadership resources.

  • Enjoy opportunities for growth.

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.