Cafeteria Worker (Dallas, TX)

Cafeteria Worker

Reporting to the Culinary Manager, the Cafeteria Worker is responsible for meal preparation, supervision of clients and ensuring the daily cleaning of food service area and dining room.


  • Variable - Daytime, Evening, and Weekends


  • Maintain inventory of kitchen and food supplies. 
  • Ensures timely and appropriate preparation of 3 meals and 2 snacks per day as scheduled per menu.
  • Maintains food handler permit. 
  • Assist with kitchen inspections, health department inspections, fire department inspections and documentation of kitchen equipment checks and verification. Routinely inspects and ensures all equipment is running in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
  • Provide client supervision when clients are in kitchen and dining room.
  • Follow routines for ensuring all food items are of quality content and will ensure proper rotation of food items.
  • Provide specialized menus for client events.  Provide special needs diets as needed for clients.
  • Maintains and submits documentation in a complete and timely fashion to meet agency standards and funding requirements, such as the National School Breakfast Lunch Program.
  • Assists with the planning, ordering and stocking of food and kitchen supplies.
  • Follow policy and procedure when preparing, cooking, and serving meals according to Phoenix House policy and procedures, which reflect the minimum expectations according to health department codes.
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House mission and values. 
  • Acts as a role model to clients and other staff.



  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must maintain a valid Texas Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy


  • Relevant work experience is preferred


  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Job Location: Dallas, TX

Job ID: 22