Prepares and cooks menu items according to proper preparation methods in small batches or otherwise required by business needs.
Reads and follows standardized recipes. Delegates production of menu items to culinary team in respectful manner.
Tastes and evaluates all food before service to ensure food quality standards are met, consults manager with any concerns.
Assists Culinary Team in the preparation and presentation of catered functions, may take the lead on events, while working under the guidelines of Second Cook and/or the Manager-in-Charge
Ensures kitchen is properly stocked with items needed for meals. May need to provide written requisitions or provide direction to Storekeeper.
Instructs kitchen personnel in proper usage of all standard kitchen equipment.
Where appropriate, assists with on-the-job training for Assistant Cook, Short Order Cook, Grill Cook and Kitchenperson/Chef's Helper.
Fries, grills, sautés, roasts, bakes, braises and steams food products as directed.
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-ofhouse setting when necessary.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must have proficiency with the English language (speaking, reading and writing) Minimum four years of related food preparation experience in hospitality industry.
Some related supervisory experience.
Experience working with large volume cook-chill process and commissary production. (CSG)
Experience working in a high-end off-site catering environment. (Catering)
Must have culinary ability to execute recipes with the technical understanding of all cooking methods and ensure culinary team is also executing recipes accurately. Must have knife skills necessary to perform the job.
Must be able to follow directions.
Must be neat in appearance and comply with proper dress code as designated by HUDS.
Must have proficiency with kitchen tools and equipment without restrictions.
Must have basic math skills and ability to analyze digital and analog thermometers, scales, and other measuring devices.
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.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Culinary Arts degree preferred.
ServSafe certification required within one year of employment.
Previous experience working in a University environment preferred.
Must be able to routinely lift 50 lbs. without restrictions
Emergency Status Designation: Essential Note: This job description may vary, or change based on the needs of the business.
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