Entree Cook, $14.16/ht

Employer
Sodexo Inc.
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 05, 2018
Closes
Mar 15, 2018
Function
Food Service, Cook
Industry
Restaurant
Hours
Full Time
*Description/Job Summary* *Job Overview:* The Lead - Food may work in any type of food location on client premises. This individual, under the leadership of on-site management and/or supervisors, will coordinate the activities of workers and/or service employees engaged in food operations or services at smaller, less complex facilities or locations in the areas of commercial, health care, schools, universities or other establishments. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements. */General Responsibilities:/* * Understands and follows all policies and procedures. * Assists in ensuring a safe working environment throughout the facility for all employees. * Assists in monitoring employee productivity and provides suggestions for increased service or productivity. * Responsible for the supervision of day-to-day activities of subordinates and assigns responsibility for specific work or functional activities as directed by on-site management. * Responsible for orientation and training of employees. * Performs day-to-day assignments in addition to supervision duties. * Works with customers to ensure satisfaction in such areas as quality, service and problem resolution. * Takes an interest and initiative in the development of the foodservice team. * Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training. * Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures. * Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner. * Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures. * Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated. * Maintains key control of operations and responsible for activities to ensure opening, closing and daily procedures are completed. * Serves as working lead coordinating activities of workers or service employees engaged in food operations or services at smaller less complex facilities of commercial, health care facility, school, campus or other establishments. * May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. */Job Qualifications:/* */Experience/Knowledge:/* * High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience. * 1 or more years of related work experience. * Skills/Aptitude:* * Must be able to coordinate the routine responsibilities of staff and resources. * Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential. * Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect. * Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers and client representatives. * Ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees. * Ability to use a computer. * License/Qualifications* *Certifications:* None. */General Qualifications:/* * Willingness to be open to learning and growing. * Maturity of judgment and behavior. * Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance. * Maintains a positive attitude. * Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful. * Must comply with any dress code requirements. * Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays. * Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity. */Physical Requirements:/* * Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses. * Significant walking or other means of mobility. * Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours). * Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds. */Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):/* * Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events. * Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates. * While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities. * The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. * Details* *Job Overview:* The Action/Theme Senior Cook will run a high impact, high volume station featuring a la carte meals prepared to order. This person will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. This individual, under the leadership of on-site management and/or supervisors, will coordinate the activities of workers and/or service employees engaged in Action/Theme operations. This is a customer facing position - candidates must be polished and have a friendly and welcoming personality. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. *Daily Tasks:* * Prepare food and serve customers at an a la carte station. * Prepares foods by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use. * Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times. * Produces small to large batch goods using advanced and full range of classical and contemporary cooking, plating and garnishing techniques. * Follow complex recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments. * Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment. * Document all products that are disposed of at the end of each service according to Waste Watch procedure. * Compile a list of ingredients needed to prepare action/theme menu for the next day s service.Present list to the end of the scheduled shift. * Pull any frozen items from freezer at least one day prior to use or longer if needed depending on the density of the items; ie 1 day for ground beef/chicken and 3 days for beef roast/whole turkeys/turkey breast. * Completes production report, including temperature log each day * Assists with other stations within the scope of the business operations as needed as requested by Manager. * Must clean and sanitize workstations and equipment once per hour or as needed according to all Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.A deep clean of the station must occur before leaving for the day. * Works with customers to ensure satisfaction in such areas as quality, service and problem resolution. * Takes an interest and initiative in the development of the foodservice team. * Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments. * Understands and follows all policies and procedures. * Assists in ensuring a safe working environment throughout the facility for all employees. * Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training. * Complies with all Sodexo HACCP/OSHA, and/ or local safety and risk management policies and procedures related to all assigned work. * Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner. * Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated. * May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. * Complies with all Sodexo HACCP/OSHA, and/ or local policies and procedures related to all assigned work. * Key Production Times: Menu Prep 6:30AM - 10:00 AM; Station Set Up 10:00 AM -11 AM; Service 11 AM - 2:00PM; Station Break Down 2:00PM-3:00PM *Skills/Aptitude:* * Ideal candidates will possess following attributes - o flexibility with scope of work and timing of needs o welcoming and friendly personality o ability to stay ahead of needs o communication with management for issues and supply needs. * Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential. * Ability to maintain a positive attitude. * Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives. * Willingness to be open to learning and growing. * Maturity of judgment and behavior. * Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance. * Must comply with any dress code requirements. * Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity. *Physical Requirements:* * Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses. * Significant walking or other means of mobility. * Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours). * Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds. *Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):* * Generally, in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events. * Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates. * While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities. * The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud *Experience/Knowledge:* * High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience. * 2 or more years of related work experience. 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