Cook/Cook Assistant


Full Time:  All shifts


Coryell Health

Job Description:

Summary: A cook assistant provides support to Shift Supervisor. This role works under the direct supervision of the Culinary Director. Cook assistants perform a variety of cooking duties, including preparing food, cleaning the kitchen, plating dishes, and maintaining supplies. Individuals in this role should have excellent communication skills and a focus on prompt, efficient, and courteous service. Cook assistants thrive in high-pressure environments and enjoy being busy. Hours will vary based on the employer, and on-the-job training is typically offered.


Job Qualifications:

1. High school degree or GED
2. Serve Safe or Food Safety Certification preferred
3. Previous experience preferred
4. Cook assistants should have a passion for food and strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate for this role works well with different personality types, enjoys helping others, and upholds a strong sense of cleanliness and organization.

Prefer candidates who possess the following abilities:
(1) Communication skills – cook assistants interact with many people, including the Shift Supervisor Cook, food vendors, facility patients and the employees. It is important to be a detailed communicator in order for meal service to run smoothly
(2) Attention to detail – most cook assistants work in high-volume, fast-paced environments. It is important to be able to perform well under pressure and multitask while paying close attention to details
(3) Flexibility – cook assistants may perform different tasks depending on the day. If the facility is very busy, for example, they may take charge with cooking to help the Supervising Cook to accommodate the needs of the patients and the facility employees.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintain Kitchen: Cook assistants ensure the kitchen, including all appliances and utensils, are clean. They clean and sanitize work areas and equipment according to establishment protocol, deep-cleaning equipment and work areas as needed. During food service, the cook assistant is responsible for keeping the station fully stocked and in working order. They also notify supervisors when supplies are low, unpack deliveries, and restock work areas.
2. Prepare Ingredients: Cook assistants are responsible for preparing ingredients prior to meal service, such as preparing salads, chopping vegetables, prepping meat, or prepping deserts. They also assist the Culinary Supervisor in cooking dishes according to set recipes.
3. Store and Dispose of Food: A cook assistant is usually responsible for the storage of food, both incoming stock and leftovers. They often unload delivery trucks and ensure that food is stored in the appropriate conditions. After food service, the cook assistant will check with the Shift Supervisor to help determine if leftovers of either prepared or partially prepared food can be reused or if they must be disposed of.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the open position at Coryell Health. We would very much like to speak with you about this position.
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Again thank you for looking at us as a possible employer, and good luck with your job search,


Donna Crouch, HR Assistant
Fax 254-248-6288

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