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Houston Methodist Willowbrook - 77070

Job Title: Cook

Full Time, 6AM – 6:30PM

Number of Positions Available: 2

Zip code: 77070


Job Description

At Houston Methodist, the Cook position is responsible for ensuring a high volume/high-quality food service setup/assembly for the customer (patients, staff and visitors) that is presented and served within the set standards. This position is responsible for both hot and cold food production including seasoning, preparing, and cooking various meats, vegetables, soups, and sauces and measuring and following recipes as well as garnishing and packaging. This position communicates with peers and management regarding and hazards identified in the workplace and performs all duties and responsibilities projecting the Houston Methodist service image and support of the mission statement. The Cook position adheres to the HM Food and Nutrition Services Standards of Appearance and complies with relevant local Food Ordinances and federal and state regulatory agencies, reviewing and maintaining production records and cooling charts according to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines. This position may be asked to assist in other food and nutrition service areas, as needed.

Job Requirements:


  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.) preferred

  • One year food service/cooking experience

  • Accredited food handler training course approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS) or by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members, and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

  • Working knowledge of Serve Safe guidelines and Health department standards

  • Knowledge of /kitchen food service equipment and sanitation principles

  • Basic understanding of buffet receptions, upscale plated menu items, volume batch cooking

Employment Screening Questions:

  • Do you have 2 years of experience in food service/large quantity or volume cooking in a healthcare or hotel setting?

  • Do you have a current Texas Food Handlers Certificate through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS) or American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or can you obtain one prior to hire?

  • Are you legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States?

  • Have you ever been excluded, sanctioned, or otherwise restricted from participation in any federal or state healthcare program (including Medicare or Medicaid)? Please note that any exclusions, sanctions, or restrictions will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa)?

  • Has your professional license ever been suspended, or revoked or have you been the subject of any disciplinary action by a regulatory or licensing agency?

  • Houston Methodist has a non-tobacco use policy for our employees and we screen applicants on the use of tobacco and nicotine products including nicotine gum and patches. The offer will be rescinded if an applicant tests positive for nicotine during the post-offer screen. Do you smoke, or use any tobacco-related products, or products that include nicotine such as vaping pens, jewel pods, patches, or gum?

  • Houston Methodist requires all new hires to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to or during the onboarding process unless they are approved for a medical exemption or religious exemption. New hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination and booster program (or be granted the exemption), or the offer will be rescinded. Do you wish to proceed with applying for this position?

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?

  • Are you currently working for Houston Methodist or its affiliates/entities (not as a contractor)?

  • Have you ever been employed by Houston Methodist or its affiliates/entities (not as a contractor)?

  • If yes, please provide the name used at the time of employment

  • Excluding minor traffic tickets, have you ever been convicted of, plead guilty to, or no contest to any felonies? A “yes” response will not necessarily disqualify an applicant for employment.

  • If Convicted, please provide charges and dates

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