Dietary Cook


The Dietary Cook is responsible for dietary meal preparation and service. This position is expected to carry out Supervisor and Dietician requests to ensure food is an appropriate temperature.

  • Completes daily tracking log of number of meals, food served, food/meal substitutions, and food temperature checks.
  • Adheres to Food Safety manual regarding any and all food preparation practices.
  • Ensures preparation of all meals timely.
  • Ensures kitchen clean up on a daily basis.
  • Ensures that grocery and general shopping is completed in the absence of the Dietary Manager.
  • Ensures that adequate levels of food supplies are maintained including appropriate storage and rotating of supplies.
  • Follows facility policies and procedures regarding proper sanitation, safety and infection control as mandated by the Texas Department of Health.
  • Prepares and Serves special diet orders (such as pureed, low sodium, mechanical soft).
  • Documents daily temperature checks on both refrigerators and freezer.
  • Works safely with all equipment
  • Addresses patients, staff and visitors with warmth and respect
  • Utilizes time efficiently and completes duties without sacrificing quality of work
  • Demonstrates flexibility in work schedule to meet the needs of the department and hospital.
  • Participates in and understands Food and Nutrition Services process improvement projects
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper chemical use and storage
  • Prepares and delivers formulas in absence of dietary aide
  • Assists in delivery of food trays
  • Delivers P.M. formulas as necessary.
  • Maintains tray accuracy of at least 80%.
  • Represents the department in the absence of the Dietary Manager to administration, physicians and other team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements


  • One year experience in institutional or commercial food service preferred.

Education Required

  • A high school degree or equivalent is required.

Additional Information

  • Maintains Food Service Managers Certification.
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license