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Cook

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Why UT Southwestern?

UT Southwestern is committed to our mission to discover, educate and heal. With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, we strive to provide the best possible care and resources for our patients. At UT Southwestern, we invest in you with opportunities for career growth and development to align with your future goals and to provide security for you and your family. Our highly competitive benefits package for eligible employees offers healthcare, PTO and paid holidays, on-site childcare, wage, merit increases and so much more. We invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and a life-changing career.

Job Summary

Join UT Southwestern as a Cook and be an essential part of our day-to-day operations within our hospital system. We boast a large department with several career growth opportunities in both Zale Lipshy and Clements University Hospitals. As a cook for UT Southwestern, you will play a key part in providing patients and their families with daily meals that meet their dietary needs. This valuable nutrition services role helps with the commitment UT Southwestern has to provide high quality and efficient care to our patients.

Our cook role has both full-time and part-time availability with daytime and mid-day/evening shift options. All full-time employees are eligible for our robust benefits package that includes employer paid medical insurance. Join the UT Southwestern team today to experience the career growth and security our cook opportunity offers.

Experience and Education

High school or equivalent education required and minimum two (2) years cooking experience required, preferably in high volume environment.

Requires knowledge of standard cooking and sanitation methods and procedures.

Job Duties

Completes and maintains all job performance requirements and standards as established by department specific procedures.

Maintains all standards as required in department and hospital policy and procedure manual. Follows production guides, standardized recipes, menu and assmebles food, supplies and equipment for daily preparation of salads, cook menu items and sandwiches.

Labels and dates food for sale or storage appropriately. Cuts and trims meat, fish, poultry and vegetables. Spices and seasons as required by recipe. Cooks, bakes etc. in appropriate utensil and/or cooking equipment. Carves, slices or otherwise portions foods to assure effective portion controls and optimums. Weighs, measures, and mixes ingredients using appropriate procedures to prepare food items.

Measures and mixes ingredients according to standardized recipes. Utilizes variety of butcher utensils and equipment including grinders, slicers, mixers and blenders.

Reports supply shortages and/or low stock levels. Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food or defective supplies or unusual conditions.

Maintains required records as directed, such as temperature records. Serves on patient trayline. Assures quality consistency and attractive presentation.

Follows procedures for sanitation of work area and equipment during food production. Cleans and sanitizes work area and equipment at end of shift. Inspects that all equipment is in good working order and reports any defective supplies or equipment to supervisor.

Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings and training sessions.

Attends meetings as required.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.%29882471%

Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Cook, Other , Dallas, Texas

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