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Job Summary Under general supervision, performs semi-routine cooking duties. Performs work in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies (ServSafe) safety standards and practices.
Job Duties - Prepares and cooks meats, fish, vegetables, gravies, sauces, cereal, soups, fruits, bakery products and other foods according to recipes or member orders - Prepares and cooks food for special diets, special events, or as assigned from recipes formulated by qualified personnel - May prepare special gourmet food in high volume - Maintains appropriate cooking temperatures by recording measurements according to protocol - Cleans and sanitizes work areas and equipment according to protocol; deep-cleans equipment and work areas per schedule - Insures ServSafe compliance in assigned work area and/or kitchen - Checks in food and supplies and uses First In First Out (FIFO) method when using food - Maintains food production records - Notifies supervisor of foods and supplies needed - Unpacks deliveries and restocks work areas - Prepares list of items needed for next day according to menu offerings - Sets up food stations according to protocol - May be required to cook specialty/ethnic food items - May be assigned to storage equipment cleaning responsibilities - Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned
Basic Qualifications - Must have one year of culinary education and a minimum of one year of experience or two years of relevant experience - Must be able to follow and maintain maximum standards of ServSafe sanitation and safety to ensure the highest standards for food and beverage service - The selected candidate must have the ability to carry a minimum of 50 pounds of cooking utensils, cooking pots, cooking supplies and cooking ingredients repetitively throughout the day - Must be able to read, write and follow instructions in English - Must have the ability to perform basic mathematics: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentage conversion to decimals and count, as related to calculating or converting units of measure for determining proper amounts of food ingredients for large food production - Must possess a California Food Handler Card or have the ability to obtain one within 30-days from beginning of employment - Must be able to work a flexible schedule; may be required to work days, evenings, or a combination of both
Preferred Qualifications - Fine Dining Cook experience
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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