We have a full-time opening for a Lead Cook.
Must be able to work at least 5 shifts per week.
APPLY ONLINE HERE: https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/43569/lead-cook----verizon-center/job Essential Tasks and Responsibilities: *Responsible for execution of the meal and understanding the timing of food production and to have all components of ready for consumption *Responsible for expediting and maintaining the amount of food produced based on forecasted demand during peak and non-peak service times *Communicate with the management to maintain the level of food quality that is expected *Ensure daily communication between the day and night shifts regarding items that require long cooking times and planning for upcoming meals *Communicate any issues to the staff which could affect the service before each meal period *Ability to cook and prepare food according to production guidelines and recipes *Knowledge of food product, identification, and acceptable level of food quality *Must know methods of food preparation, cooking times, and portion sizes to insure food is prepared in prescribed manner *Cuts, trims, bones and carves meats and poultry for cooking *Evaluate food quality and preparedness by tasting *Ensure food is stored at the appropriate temperature for the appropriate length of time and follows all food safety standards *Evaluate front-of-house presentation and make changes to food displays as needed *Sets up/Breaks down work station *Maintains a clean, safe and sanitary work station, equipment, and utensils *Must be trained to safely operate all kitchen equipment (choppers, slicers, ovens, steamers, a variety of knives, etc.) *Responsible for training servers on use of correct portions when cutting, preparing, and serving items *Maintain production results of each meal *Communicate with management regarding food product that needs to be ordered for upcoming production plans *Report safety hazards discovered in the location to management immediately Additional Job Functions: *Serve Safe certified *Work in other areas as needed *Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark management team. Required Qualifications: *Good interpersonal and communication skills *Ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate excellent customers service *Must have the ability to manage and support the kitchen staff *Minimum 2 years experience in the food service industry as a cook *Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions Desired Qualifications: *Culinary training or degree *3 or more years experience in the food service industry as a cook Work Environment: Back-of-house. Requires frequent lifting/transporting hot food items, ability to work inside kitchen area, interact with heated equipment, steam and other at risk conditions. Involves repetitive motion.