State Of Texas Employment – Cook

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Job Description:

The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and participates in the distribution of food in a safe and sanitary manner according to the food service policies, including driving a delivery vehicle when needed. When needed, serves food, including for special diets, following food service procedures.
  • Maintains and inspects assigned areas for sanitation to include cleaning equipment, utilizing proper food handling and preparation techniques and assembly and service procedures, and storing and utilizing leftovers properly.
  • Follows procedures for sanitation and storage of the dishes and food service equipment and for cleaning kitchen, stock room, food preparation areas, and satellite areas.
  • Operates and maintains all food service equipment in a safe manner. Provides guidance, training and oversight to others to operate and maintain food service equipment in a safe manner.
  • Calculates proper amounts of food to prepare and deliver to the designated food service areas by using a standardized menu and recipe to ensure an adequate supply of food, to reduce the number of call backs from food service areas, and in order to provide accurate meals to residents.
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Prepares, seasons, cooks and assembles food for regular and modified diets using proper equipment and utensils and in a manner that ensures sanitary conditions. Prepares and portions food for special diets and modified textures following food service procedures in order to meet guidelines set forth by doctor’s orders. Prepare scheduled snacks and supplements. Maintains a supply of snack items. Follows Central Kitchen
  • Operation Manual Procedures and ensures others follow proper food handling in accordance with food service procedures, state and federal guidelines.

Job Requirements:

  • Skill in cooking and baking and in the use and care of food preparation appliances and equipment such as slicers,
    mixers, grinders, food processors, etc.
  • Knowledge of food preparation methods, of food storage standards and sanitation regulations.
  • Knowledge of specialized diets and textures.
  • Skill in the operation and sanitizing of food service equipment.
  • Skill in the preparation of large quantities of food following specific guidelines for diet and textures.
  • Ability to smell, taste, and see.
  • Ability to speak and read English.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to complete basic math used in cooking/preparation.
  • Ability to lift minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Skill in interpreting and following recipes.
  • Ability to serve food, to clean dining, serving, and food preparation areas, and to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to bend and reach, stand/walk on hard floors for extended period of time.
  • Ability to work in hot and/or cold conditions.

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Denton, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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