COOK

  • GEO Reentry Services
  • Houston, Texas
  • Aug 01, 2020
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Facility: SOUTHEAST TEXAS TRANSITIONAL CENTER

Compensation Base:

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

Under general supervision, prepares large quantities of a variety of food including meats, fish, poultry, gravies, cereals, soups, vegetables and other foods. Uses various methods of cooking and seasoning and adheres to proper preparations methods. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cooks food as directed in the operational menu plan for the facility food service operation. Ensures recipes are extended to the facility population requirements. Maintains accurate production records.
  • Directs work, provides training and performs inspections of work performed by detainee food service staff.
  • Conducts orientation and training programs for staff employees.
  • Responsible for preparation scheduling and the quality assurance of all foods and supplies.
  • Responsible for placing orders for food and supplies as assigned by management. Checks in deliveries and takes inventory of food and supplies as required.
  • Ensures the sanitation and safety program is actively practiced in all areas of the department.
  • Assists management in maintaining a high-level of good client relations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • MUST posess a valid state driver license.
  • Relevant technical training courses in food service preparation and cooking preferred. Prior cooking and correctional food service training preferred.
  • Minimum one (1) year prior experience in food preparation obtained in commercial, military, or institutional setting.
  • Must be able to communicate to all personnel the minimum production/service requirements of the job.