Cook

Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Summary:

The Cook will be responsible for preparing the kitchen with a multitude of tasks to include the day to day preparation of the meals within all the F&B outlets and to continually uphold the standards in accordance to the Autograph Collection standards under the franchise of Mainsail Lodging & Development.

Essential Functions

  • Prep ingredients daily for any upcoming specials and the regular menu
  • Assist the Executive and Sous Chefs with any recipes for each day
  • Understand the recipes for the restaurant and able to prepare dishes to standard on a consistent basis
  • Maintain a clean environment – general cleaning to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers
  • Maintain inventory and inform chef when new items need to be ordered prior to them running out
  • Dishwashing – all Epicurean kitchen team members wash dishes
  • Return pots and pans to the dish area for cleaning
  • Maintain a professional, presentable uniform and personal grooming
  • Able to effectively communicate with the team on a daily basis
  • Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel / restaurant
  • Follow SafeStaff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen
  • Basic vegetable prep to include peeling, slicing, dicing, and portioning
  • Basic sauce prep to include stocks, salad dressings, and vinaigrettes
  • Minor butchering – processing whole poultry and fish
  • Line cooking – working with other cooks under the supervision of the chef
  • Plating dishes – presenting food for guest to the chef’s specifications
  • Ability  to understand kitchen orders
  • Ability to work efficiently
  • Ability to perform all functions in the kitchen
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work long hours standing over hot stoves and grills
  • Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of different cooking recipes and all kitchen equipment
  • Able to make great quality food
  • Follow all safety procedures to include knife safety
  • Restock clean dishes, flatware and all cooking equipment to the appropriate storage areas
  • Maintain the kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition
  • Follow proper hand washing procedures
  • Assist with plate up dinners
  • Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations
  • Sort and remove trash and clean the garbage cans / whales daily
  • Maintain trash area and place in proper area for pickup
  • Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies

 

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a restaurant
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

 

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to use knives and kitchen machinery safely and effectively
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Ability to work long hours as needed

 

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary

Career Information

Date Posted:
May 12, 2017

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