Complex Line Cook

Department: Culinary

Reports to: Outlet Chef, Outlet Sous Chef

Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Description
Position: Complex Cook
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Reports to: Outlet Chef, Outlet Sous Chef
Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The cook will be responsible for preparing the kitchen with a multitude of tasks to include the day-to-day preparation of meals within the different F&B Outlets & Banquets and to uphold the standards in accordance with the Luminary Hotel & Co. service standards and Mainsail Lodging & Development standards. This position will expose the individual to multiple concepts and banquets within the hotel and may rotate as needed.

**Please note, Mainsail Lodging & Development is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment screening, to include a background test is required for all candidates offered a position.

Essential Functions
• Flexibility to cross train in multiple areas
• Assist the Executive Chef/Banquet Chef/Sous Chefs/Supervisors with any recipes for each day
• Assist with all preparation for banquets/catered events
• Able to read and follow 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
• Dishwashing – all 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
• Follow Safe-Staff 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
• Short Order cooking – working with other cooks under the supervision of the chef/supervisor
• Plating dishes – presenting food for guest to the chef’s specifications
• Ability to understand guest orders through Micros
• 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 flat tops, stoves and fryers
• Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment
• Follow different cooking recipes in all kitchens
• Follow proper instructions on use of all kitchen equipment
• Able to make great quality from scratch 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
• 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
• Perform other duties as management requests to service our guests

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. or more
• 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

NOTICE: The hotel business functions seven days a week, 24 hours a day. All employees must realize this fact and be aware that at all times it may be necessary to move associates from their accustomed shift as business demands. In addition, this is a hospitality business and a hospitable service atmosphere must be projected at all times.

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Date Posted:
September 10, 2022

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