COOK II

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Location:
Arlington, TX US
Job ID:
101752
Area of Interest:
Food Services
Job Type:
Full Time
Facility:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial


Qualifications/Duties:
Shift & Hours:  
9:00 am - 5:30 pm; Monday - Friday

Minimum Required Education:
H.S. Diploma or Equivalent, Contingent upon enrollment in High School or GED program with the
requirement to graduate from the program within 1 year of hire.

Minimum Experience Required:
2 Years relevant experience in high volume restaurant, hospital, or institution.

Minimum Licensure/Certifications Required:
FHC - Food Handlers Certificate within 30 days of high school.

Minimum Required Skills:
* 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 Duties:
* 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.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.  For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.
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