1. Food Service
  2. Part-time
  3. Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program
  4. San Jacinto

Chef, Mental Health - Residential

  1. Food Service
  2. Part-time
  3. Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program
  4. San Jacinto

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Company Description

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating disorders, mental health, and substance use and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Discovery Mood and Anxiety Programs, DBH’s Mental Health Disorder Division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Compensation is $22.00 to $28.00 per hour and will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience.

Hours: Sat-Sun: 9-7pm

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our employees with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k) 
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Chef is responsible for all food production including that used for onsite catering and meetings. Develop menus, food purchase specifications and recipes. Supervise staff. Develop and monitor food and labor budget for the department. Maintain the highest professional food quality and sanitation standards.


  • Responsible for kitchen and dining room operations during scheduled open and closing shifts
  • Oversee, manage and execute the day to day production of all food items including food production sheets, temperature log books, rotation of goods (FIFO), monitoring of production and serving times, staff scheduling and planning,
  • Ensure that all meals are correctly prepared and ready to be served at designated meal times
  • Oversee and help with dishwashing and daily garbage removal
  • Ensure that receipt of all foods are stored properly and rotated
  • All clients are served in a friendly, quick and courteous manner, using proper service techniques and portioning guidelines.
  • The Chef shall be completely knowledgeable with the day’s menu prior to beginning of meal service. Each customer is greeted, served and thanked appropriately
  • Client/customer complaints and/or concerns are handled positively and efficiently. All concerns are immediately brought to the Executive Chef’s attention. In the event the Executive Chef is not on site, contact the Operations Director or the Operations/Clinical Supervisor on staff
  • In conjunction with the Executive Chef, train kitchen employees in all facets of kitchen operations including, dish room, deep sink, serving meals, dining room service line, set up, breakdown, daily prep
  • Conduct frequent inspections of kitchen, dining room, dish room, storeroom, coolers. Promptly act to correct deficiencies during inspections

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at discoverymood.com


  • Culinary degree or in process of completion of a Culinary degree. 
  • The Chef must possess a thorough knowledge of Culinary skills and have the ability to cook well for a difficult population. 
  • The ability to flex recipes to meet the nutritional needs and taste preferences of the population. 
  • Be familiar with food service ordering and budget management and food presentation.

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.  

Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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