Southwest Key Programs 65 reviews - Houston, TX

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This is a relief position and requires being on call. The Cook is responsible for food preparation for the youth at the shelter during the assigned shift.

  • Prepare quality food for youth.
  • Assistance in menu preparation to ensure compliance with specified standards and recommendations by the American Dietetic Association, funding source, State licensing, National School Lunch Programs (NSLP) and Southwest Key guidelines.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and hazard-free dining room and kitchen facility at all times.
  • Ensure the kitchen is in compliance with health department standards.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory for food purchases and equipment including monitoring monthly waste control.
  • Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Ensure food is stored and cooked at correct temperature by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters.
Enter menus in a timely manner into NSLP data base.


  • One (1) or Two (2) years experience in food service preparation within a residential, institutional or educational, or large restaurant setting.
  • Food handler’s permit.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license and be eligible to drive to facilitate program services as required by contractual agreement.
  • Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
  • Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
  • Bilingual.

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