Cook II- Full Time, Dallas Job

Children's Health - Food Services Careers

Job Number: 53638

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 4-20-2018



Various shift available.

Prepares food items from a recipe. Is able to adjust/develop recipes as needed to provide a good quality product. Portions, arranges, and garnishes food for specialized events. Works in collaboration with the Cook I and gives guidance as needed.


  • Prepares food based on recipe instructions and customer request.

  • Follows catering orders to determine type and quantity of food needed. Makes adjustments to food items to accommodate guests with allergies.

  • Portions arranges, garnishes food for display in retail locations and catering orders.

  • Assist in Training Cook I.

  • Collaborates and supports the Cook I to ensure recipes are followed and prep work is complete.

  • Operates various kitchen equipment.

  • Assist Sous Check with planning, coordination, and other tasks as assigned.

  • Maintain cleanliness and proper operation of all kitchen equipment.

  • Observe and maintain required sanitary levels throughout the food preparation process; ensure that foods meet standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance.


  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.

  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


    Obtain Food Handlers Certification within 30 days of hire, and maintain current status thereafter. required.


  • 3 to 5 years previous experience in food preparation, required.


    High school diploma or equivalent, required.

    Culinary Degree, preferred.


    Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly

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