About the Role
As a Cook at the Assessment Center, you will impact the lives of our residents by providing quality meals during lunch and dinner, and prepare food for special events as needed.
What You’ll Do
As a member of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
- Review menus and select appropriate ingredients in order to prepare and cook quality meals for our Assessment Center residents.
- Prepare and cook breakfast, and/or lunch, and/or dinner. Meals should be nourishing, palatable, and appetizing in appearance.
- Plan cooking schedules for readiness at mealtimes.
- Serve food according to portion-control guidelines and program needs.
- Prepare food for special diets when required.
- Perform administrative tasks including: conducting and recording temperature checks of cooked food; maintaining meal count and documentation records; and maintaining food inventories and completing requisition forms.
- Receive and store groceries, canned foods, frozen foods, and produce, and date all perishable items.
- Move food and ingredients to/from storeroom and kitchens.
- Perform housekeeping tasks including: cleaning refrigerators and freezers; washing pots and other food production equipment, cleaning walls, vents and ceilings; mopping, sweeping, and cleaning work areas.
- Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and personal care supplies for the Assessment Center/Emergency Shelter and filling orders when needed.
What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
- High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Knowledge of food preparation, ingredients, recipes, and equipment use for dining facilities serving a minimum of 25 individuals;
- Knowledge of basic food serving, cleanliness and sanitation requirements;
- Must meet State of Texas licensing standards for Buckner programs including a clean background check and drug test;
- Ability to understand and follow written instructions and recipes;
- Ability to work in physically taxing conditions in a production kitchen environment;
- Age 21 with a valid driver's license and a clean driving record so that you can be insured on the Buckner insurance.
- A commitment to excellence in customer service;
- A professional commitment to Christian principles so as to perform tasks and responsibilities in alignment with Buckner’s mission, vision, and values;
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:
- Prior experience in food preparation for children and/or families.
- Prior training and experience in food safety.
- Prior customer service experience.
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
- The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.