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The Buckingham Cook in Houston, Texas

The Buckingham is the premier not for profit, Life Care retirement community in the greater Houston region. Our mission is to enrich each resident’s life through exceptional experiences provided within an environment of comfort, elegance, exceptional hospitality and compassionate care. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with match, PTO, tuition reimbursement and meal programs. We are seeking an experienced professional with the skills, dedication and compassion to join our team and help achieve the mission and vision of The Buckingham.

Position Summary:

The Cook is responsible for preparing food for service according to menu plan and standardized recipes in a safe efficient and timely manner.


  • Prepares all foods according to menu and recipes.

  • Suggests menu or recipe changes so that leftovers and any over-stocked items are used in a timely manner.

  • Ensures the proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods ad indicated on the menu cycle and the standardized recipes. Tastes and prepares food to determine quality and palatability.

  • Prepares food so that it is ready for service at a specified time.

  • Stores, labels, and dates all foods properly.

  • Advises supervisor and/or hostess of any special instructions prior to service.

  • Assists with inventory.

  • Stays within food budget guidelines.

  • Cleans area and equipment after meal service.

  • Collects serving utensils for proper meal portion


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • A minimum of one-year previous experience in food preparation required.

  • Obtain a TFER (Texas Food Establishment Rules) food handler certification within 60 days upon hire