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The Buckingham Line Cook- NO LATE HOURS! in Houston, Texas

Position Summary:

Prepares food for service according to menu plan and standardized recipes in a safe efficient and timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Prepares all foods according to menu and recipes.

  • Suggests menu or recipe changes so that leftovers and any over-stocked items are used in a timely manner.

  • Ensures the proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods ad indicated on the menu cycle and the standardized recipes. Tastes and prepares food to determine quality and palatability.

  • Prepares food so that it is ready for service at a specified time.

  • Stores, labels, and dates all foods properly.

  • Advises supervisor and/or hostess of any special instructions prior to service.

  • Assists with inventory.

  • Stays within food budget guidelines.

  • Cleans area and equipment after meal service.

  • Collects serving utensils for proper meal portion control.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • A minimum of one year previous experience in food preparation required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Language Ability:

  • Ability to communicate effectively speaking the primary language of the residents.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Cognitive Demands:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Competencies:

  • Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.

  • Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.

  • Ability to respond promptly to resident needs.

  • Supports organization's goals and values.

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.

  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.

    Environmental Adaptability:

  • Works primarily indoors.

  • Possible exposure to high heat and cold temperatures.

  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.

  • Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.

  • Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational.

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell.

  • Regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds

  • Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.