Date:  Nov 10, 2023

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Non Clinical Jobs
Job Type:  Rotating
Schedule Type:  Full-Time
Requisition ID:  930855

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.


Primary Purpose

Prepares recipes and menu items used in the provision of meals to Parkland patients, café customers, and catered events. Prepares 'made to order' entrees on café serving lines.


Minimum Specifications



Must have a High School diploma or GED



Must have six month of experience as a cook or culinary school graduated, an assistant cook in hospital foodservice, restaurant, or institutional cooking of a comparable nature.


Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for the experience requirements.



Must have a certificate of completion of a food handler training course accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and/or the Texas Department of State Health Services (TXDSHS) or must obtain one within sixty (60) days of placement in the role.


Skills or Special Abilities: 

Must be familiar with a variety of foods, seasonings, recipe procedures, ingredient measurements and knowledge of time estimates for food preparation. -

Must have proficient knowledge of the use and care of institutional kitchen equipment including ovens, steamers, grills, fryers, slicers, braising pans, etc. -

Must have good customer service skills. -

Must be able to read and follow recipe instructions and food production guides and communicate effectively with departmental personnel.



Follows correct preparation techniques in preparing food items for Parkland patients, café customers, and catered events. Assembles recipes, follows production work sheets and prepares required types and quantities of menu items to meet patient and customer meal service needs.

Follows correct work processes and kitchen work flow. Implements appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity, efficiency that support the overall goals of the Hospital and Parkland

Reads and follows recipes and production guides accurately. Notifies production management staff of problems with recipes or recipe ingredients.

Provides direction to assistant cooks and other assigned personnel in the preparation of recipes and use of production equipment.

Assures the safe and sanitary operation of all quantity food production equipment, follows food sanitation guidelines and safe food handling techniques. Follows work safety policies to assure the department and Parkland are in compliance.

Serves in the capacity of cook on service lines with made to order entrees, including the grill line, pasta line, Chef’s Choice line and deli. Notifies supervisors of customer service issues to assure that quality meal services are maintained.

Serves as relief person for emergency backup to kitchen preparation and production staff to assure satisfactory levels of food preparation and production are maintained.


Job Accountabilities:

  1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.
  2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
  3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status. As part of our commitment to our patients and employees’ wellness, Parkland Health is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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