Cook (Full-Time) (Dallas, TX)


Reporting to the Culinary Manager, the Cook is responsible for meal preparation, food supply, and ensuring the daily cleaning of the foodservice area and dining room in accordance with all related policies and requirements. Position may include supervision and training in food services to patients assigned to assist in the kitchen.


  • Maintain inventory of kitchen and food supplies, as well as all related logs (i.e., temperature and all others)
  • Ensures timely and appropriate preparation of 3 meals and two snacks per day as scheduled per menu.
  • Maintains food handler permit and all required and requested certifications.
  • Assists 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 the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Provide patient supervision and training in food services when patients are in the 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 events. Provide special needs diets as needed for patients.
  • Maintains and submits documentation in a complete and timely fashion to meet agency standards and funding requirements.
  • Is compliant with all NSLP standards and reporting requirements attends training as requested and required.
  • 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 as well as the National School Lunch program.
  • Assists with the planning, ordering, and stocking of food and kitchen supplies.
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for other
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma required
  • A minimum of 3 years of food preparation and kitchen experience is preferred.
  • Texas Food Handlers Certificate required (ex: SERV Safe certification).
  • Must maintain a valid Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy


  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For? Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • 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
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of patient development and family systems
  • 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 a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Job location: Dallas, TX
Job code: 117