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Job Ref: 25228

Talent Area: Food Service

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Baytown, TX 77521

Area/Department: Food&Nutr Serv - Garth

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY/EVENING - Must be able to work 5a-1p, 8a-4p, and 10a-6:30p.

Work Week: Sunday - Saturday.   Includes Weekends and Holidays

Company Profile

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

Job Summary


Responsible for the preparation of hot and cold food items; cooking and storage of food for patients, customers and employees of the hospital and Catered Events.


Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric


1. Demonstrates the ICARE values.

2. Demonstrates team work with fellow employees in the dietary office.

3. Communicates appropriately with peers and management.

4. Prepares food according to standardized recipes, menu, safe food handling and time schedule.

5. Garnishes food as instructed by manager. Inspects all foods for quality, freshness and appearance.

6. Tastes food for palatability prior to each meal service to ensure highest quality.

7. Portions food according to diet and recipe.

8. Responsible for cold and hot food preparation when assigned.

9. Checks food temperatures and records for each meal service.

10. Checks cooler and warmer temperatures twice daily and records them properly.

11. Reports and corrects improper food, cooler and warmer temperatures.

12. Notifies management appropriately with changes to menu items due to unforeseen events; ie spoilage, shortage, etc.

13. Preps food for the next day per retail or room service cycle menus.

14. Prep for scheduled catering events one day prior to event.

15. Covers, labels and dates all food items. Maintains proper storage and sanitation of all items in storage, refrigerators and freezers.

16. Maintains proper sanitation of work area and equipment. Uses and follows all safety techniques in handling of equipment.

17. Practices good cost control through the proper use and storage of food, supplies and equipment.

18. Performs other duties as assigned.


19. Working knowledge of Serve Safe guidelines and Health department standards.

20. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding hazards identified in the work place.


High School diploma, GED or equivalent preferred.

Ability to read, write and understand English.


2 Years production cooking experience preferred

Knowledge of food service equipment and sanitation standards.


Texas Food Handlers Certificate through American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is required effective 9/1/2016.


Ability to adapt to a changing work environment.

Ability to make sound judgments.

Customer focused service skills


An Activity Checklist (see final page) must be prepared for each job and be attached to the job description. Reasonable accommodation may need to be made to these requirements to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this work.


Extensive walking and standing. Some lifting of up to 50 lbs. Operates potentially hazardous equipment such as mixers, ovens, steamers, meat slicer, fryers, char broilers and cleaning chemicals.

Must adhere to Food and Nutrition standards of appearance and strictly comply with the City Food Ordinances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.