Lead Cook

Department: High Camp, Gold Coast, Olympic House
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Seasonal, Full Time or Part Time
Hours: Varies Updated: 3.26.2014
Job Summary: Responsible for daily preparation of food items from pantry to fry to broiler to grills and all other areas of the kitchen. Ensures food goes out quickly, efficiently and of top quality.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Applicants must be 18 years of age.
Essential Job Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks include the following; other duties may be assigned:
1. Order food supplies and equipment, inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
2. Instruct cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food.
3. Assist with creating menus, dishes and serving amounts plus supervising the preparation, flavoring and cooking processes.
4. Supervises activities of grill and prep area, assures other cooks are knowledgeable about processes and procedures. Determines daily line priorities.
5. Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
6. Wash, clean, chop, dice, grate, slice a variety of meat, poultry vegetables and other food items and place in proper containers
7. Understand and comply consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
8. Has understanding and knowledge of how to properly use and maintain all equipment in the station.
9. Maintain a clean and sanitary work station including tables, shelves, walls, grills, fryers saut? burners and refrigeration equipment
10. Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties
11. Inform Kitchen Manager of product shortages, equipment of food quality problems.
12. Attend all safety meetings
13. Assist kitchen and bus staff as needed.
Competencies and Job Requirements:
1. Effective communication skills, oral & written
2. Strong sense of customer service & safety awareness
3. Able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
4. Have a neat & clean appearance in compliance with the company grooming standards
5. Punctual, able to report at scheduled start time
6. Work well as part of a team.
Education and Experience:
1. High School Diploma or GED
2. Two years cooking experience
3. Must have or be able to obtain a California Food Handlers card.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, taste and smell. Must be capable of walking or standing 90% or more of a normal 8 hour work shift. Must be capable of frequently carrying, lifting. pushing or pulling up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions:
Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions.
Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually loud. Frequent exposure to fumes, odors, and gases. Occasional exposure to dusts, mists and poor ventilation. Constant exposure to potential mechanical, electrical, burns and radiant energy hazards. Frequent exposure to toxic, caustic chemical hazards.
Equipment Used in Job: Commercial kitchen equipment and cleaning agents

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