Job Details
Hicks Family Ranch - Buda, TX
Full Time
Nonprofit - Social Services
  • Maintain inventory of food and non-food items as required to prepare meals in accordance with dietitian approved menus.
  • Ensure safety, food handling and sanitation practices in the kitchen in compliance with organizational, Health Department and other regulatory bodies.
  • Maintains cleanliness of dining areas, kitchens, food storage areas, and food preparation equipment in accordance with standards established by Health Department and other inspecting agencies.
  • Performs other related assignments as directed by Food Services Lead or Director of Residential Program.
  • Receives and monitors food deliveries against requisitions and invoices.
  • Maintains excellent customer service and positive attitude.
  • Sets up workstation with all needed ingredients and equipment.
  • Cooks and prepare a variety of food according to production guidelines and standardized recipes and when necessary, accommodate a variety of dietary requests
  • Performs other position-appropriate tasks as assigned
  • Ability to work flexible hours (Early Mornings, All Holidays, Nights, Weekends)
  • Ability to independently prepare meals; requires lifting and minimum of 30 lbs., knowledge and skill of food preparation, knowledge of Health Department requirements.
  • Must have good health habits (washing hands often, etc.)
  • Good hand-eye coordination when handling sharp knives and other kitchen tools.
  • Ability to follow recipes and instructions.
  • Must be certified by the Texas Department of Health or become certified within 30 days of hire.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Cooking experience required
  • Previous experience in institutional cooking preferred.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Supervised by:
  • Food Services Manager 

    Physical Demands/Work Environment:
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Standard commercial kitchen working conditions.
  • Considerable exposure to heat, cold, humidity, stagnant air and slippery floors.
  • Uses hands and fingers, handle and feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able up to lift 30 pounds.

All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, citizenship, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. Austin Recovery works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, religions, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.*


Due to our work with children, there are some convictions such as sex offenses, that would prevent employment being offered to those applying for a position in programming with children.