Prepares and cooks menu items according to proper preparation methods in small batches and/or as required by business needs.
Tastes and evaluates all food before service to ensure food quality standards are met, consults manager with any concerns.
Reads and follows standardized recipes.
Fries, grills, sautés, roasts, bakes, braises and steams food products as needed.
Heats soups, sauces and prepared products ensuring product has reached appropriate temperature before serving.
Carves or slices meat for service both in back-of-house setting and at carving stations in front-of- house setting when necessary.
Assists in the preparation and presentation of catered functions.
Cools, refrigerates, labels and properly stores food according to HACCP procedures.
Knowledgeable in use of all standard kitchen equipment.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Must have proficiency with the English language (speaking, reading and writing).
Minimum three years of relevant food preparation experience in hospitality industry.
Must have culinary ability to execute recipes with the technical understanding of all cooking methods.
Must have basic math skills and ability to analyze digital and analog thermometers, scales, and other measuring devices.
Must have proficiency with kitchen tools and equipment without restrictions
Must have relevant knife skills.
Must be able to follow directions.
Must be neat in appearance and comply with proper dress code as designated by HUDS.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Must have strong multi-tasking skills.
Must have excellent communication skills.
Must be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with a diverse set of staff, management and guests.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced diverse environment.
Must be customer service oriented.
ServSafe certification within first year of employment.
Previous experience in a University environment preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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