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Senior Cook/Food Service Supervisor - Baylor Rehab - Dallas - Full Time

Senior Cook/Food Service Supervisor - Baylor Rehab - Dallas - Full Time

Job ID 
Experience (Years) 
Food Preparation and Serving - Supervisors, Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Street Address 
909 North Washington Avenue
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
Position Type 
Full Time-Regular
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Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (A Division of Select Medical) carries a well known reputation for patient care and exceptional quality outcomes. We serve all people through exemplary healthcare, education, research and community service. Fourteen years running Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and our partner Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has been named in U.S. News & World Report's as “America's Best Hospitals." We are JCAHO certified and won the Quality Texas Foundation Performance Excellence Award. 


In April 2011, Baylor Health Care System ( and Select Medical entered into a partnership which launched Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.  Baylor chose to enter into this partnership because the core competency of BHCS was the medical aspect of the business. We wanted to be the best in Rehabilitation Services and the joint venture helped us continue on the vision to offer top notch quality care, provide more service lines to our patient and to be in the top five hospitals in the nation. Select Medical and Kessler were the obvious choice for partnership. 


Sprawling over the DFW metroplex, BIR currently employs 1,600 employees and we are growing extremely fast. We currently have the following locations throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex making us one of the most recognized and largest rehabilitation providers in the nation:


3 Inpatient Rehab Hospitals (Free standing)

2 Inpatient Rehab Units in Baylor Hospitals

7 Acute Care Therapy Departments

70 Outpatient Therapy Locations


Choose to be an integral part of a team that helps patients achieve their greatest potential and work toward productive, independent lives. A Senior Cook/Food Service Supervisor at our Dallas Flagship 100 bed Rehab hospital is responsible for the daily supervision of six cooks and four utility staff.  Assists the Dietary Manager with the overall operations of the Food and Nutrition Department.


Employees in this position will:

  • Supervises food service activities and the delivery of food to patients and visitors. Works with staff to maintain effective workflow. Implements established policies, procedures, techniques and methods to achieve departmental objectives.    Evaluates operational performance of the department and recommends change to increase quality of service, productivity and cost effectiveness.
  • Acts as a resource for other Cooks and preceptor in the orientation of new staff members.
  • Serves as a lead resource to the staff and follows-up with staff for the completion of assigned tasks according to department standards.
  • In accordance with standardized recipes and menus, prepares and cooks meals for patients, employees, guests and special events. Selects quality ingredients for food preparation, ensures equipment utilized in clean and sanitized. Maintains a clean and sanitary preparation and production environment. Monitors appropriate temperatures / time controls during the production of all food items.
  • Assures effective portion control and optimum utilization of leftovers. Ensures food items are properly cooled and stored.
  • Implements established policies and procedures for operation to achieve departmental goals and objectives and comply with regulatory requirements. Keeps manager informed of activities, needs and problems.
  • Coordinates with other staff to develop and maintain effective working relationships and coordination of various functions of the department including storage, service, food preparation and production, clean-up and sanitation.
  • Completes the ordering of departmental items as assigned, which may include raw food items, nutritional supplements, uniforms, and/or small wares.
  • Participates in menu review and revision with the Dietary Manager considering budget, nutritional needs, patient satisfaction and market changes.
  • Works with other food production personnel to prepare and cook meals; fulfills nutritional requirements for normal, therapeutic and other special diets as planned and prepares food for catering functions. Maintains recipe file and follows standardized recipes and portions sizes.
  • Assures compliance with regulatory requirements related to food handling complies with established HACCP protocols. Ensure temperatures are being met during receiving, storage, production, service and cooling.  Maintains HACCP records.  Assists with the care and maintenance of the equipment.  Documents maintenance and care of equipment.
  • Participates in appropriate meetings/seminars within and outside the organization to enhance skills, customer service practices, and to remain current on development in nutritional services and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Assumes responsibility for cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen and equipment. Detects and reports to manager any problems/needs concerning equipment, food supplies and other conditions related to or affecting food production.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for departmental operations in the absence of the supervisor, including evening and weekend shifts.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


Minimum Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (including licensure, certification and other job-related credentials)


  • Degree in Culinary Arts preferred; High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Thorough knowledge of the culinary arts, including baking, cooking, salad preparation and the procurement and storage of perishable and non-perishable items required
  • Two or more years of experience supervising food service personnel preferred.
  • Proficiency in computer skills required.
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Food Service Managers Certificate through City of Dallas


Additional Data

Select Medical is an equal opportunity employer committed to dealing with employees in a nondiscriminatory manner and based on job-related qualifications and abilities. The Company will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, age (40 and over), marital status, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational qualification) or any other protected status.