Upbring Careers


Job ID
US-TX-Corpus Christi
Regular Full-Time
1st Shift
# of Openings Remaining


Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services. For more information, visit Upbring.org.


General Description:

The Cook is primarily responsible for preparing and serving of all meals to
residents and assist with light administrative tasks.


Essential Functions:


  • Comprehend and document diets as prescribed by the physician and as directed by the immediate supervisor.
  • Interpret, understand and prepare menus and recipes.
  • Prepare a variety of food as specified by menu.
  • Prepare food that is palatable and appetizing in appearance.
  • Use standard recipes, using substitutes only with consent of the Food Service Supervisor.
  • Control portions to eliminate waste and leftovers.
  • Label, date, and store leftovers in refrigerator.
  • Instruct and supervise Dietary Aides involved in preparation of meals.
  • Insure that all meals are served at scheduled times.
  • Serve hot food and assist in serving cold food.
  • Read and understand directions on chemicals used in cleaning kitchen equipment, etc.
  • May place routine weekly food orders.
  • In absence of supervisor, be responsible for the general operation of the dietary department.
  • Regular, punctual attendance required.
  • Some driving required.





Minimum Qualifications

  • Bliingual (English/Spanish)
  • Must have Food Handlers Permit/Certification, where required.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in an institutional cooking facility.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Arithmetic ability required.
  • Ability to prepare meals and serve them in an attractive and appealing manner.
  • Ability to work under extreme temperature conditions  (both hot and cold).
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of  duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds safely with assistance.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license in the state in which employed.
  • Have an excellent driving record.
  • Have a commitment to the purpose, objectives and goals of the Agency.


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