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Lead Cook (9-month) Featured

  2020-12-14     Cal Poly Corporation     1 Grand Avenue, Building 15  

Under the direction of the Sous Chef and/or Unit Manager, to organize prepare food, cook, set up and back up the food line. Participate in the training of Full-Time cooks and students, ordering of daily supplies, enforce following of recipes, assisting in weekly inventory, ensuring the highest quality of food being prepared.

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Typical Essential Functions:

  • Prepare meals and meal items as required to ensure customer dining satisfaction by following and maintaining standardized recipes using approved procedures and common kitchen equipment as listed below to produce the highest quality product while preventing waste
  • To oversee the proper and efficient preparation of food for all restaurant and restaurant functions, ensuring that quality and quantity standards followed.
  • Provide training to workers in methods of performing duties assigned and coordinate work of employees to promote efficient operations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others both in the kitchen and in other staff to ensure good communications.
  • To assist, as directed, to train, schedule, support, review, and to maintain highest possible levels of employee morale and department productivity.
  • Maintain and enforce a safe and sanitary kitchen following prescribed safety and sanitation procedures to ensure compliance with health regulations and safety standards
  • Report any equipment malfunction through prescribed procedures to minimize loss of production efficiency due to equipment failure
  • Perform other duties as requested by Sous Chef/Unit Manager
  • Receive & oversee prompt & proper storage of incoming supplies
  • Order supplies and food items needed with the EATEC ordering software to ensure adequate quality production as directed
  • May perform duties of Sous Chef during absence of Sous Chef, as directed
  • Plate and serve food items as required using standard line service tools while adhering to proper portion control and presentation procedures to enhance customer service and satisfaction
  • Transport food items by Cal Poly Corporation vehicle for barbecues, catered banquets and other offsite-catered events
  • Perform other duties assigned
  • Directly supervise Full-cooks and student and intermittent employees
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Corporation’s policies and applicable laws and regulations
  • Supervise the daily activities of the department, including but not limited to, effective delegation of assignments, training and resources necessary to meet performance standards and assist employees in improving performance relevant to job requirements
  • Develop and implement an effective performance and department goals and objectives, provide performance evaluations, and implement appropriate counseling
  • Direct and monitor employees to ensure that they remain in compliance with policies and procedures
  • Subordinates may include: assistant cooks, student and intermittent employees

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years of commercial cooking experience in a food service or production position, preferably on a college campus
  • Ability to use equipment: To include, but not limited to, steamers, steam kettles, roasting ovens, convection ovens, rotating ovens, deep fat fryers, broilers, grills, stoves, slicers, choppers, and normal hand utensils
  • A thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, terminology, and procedures of volume food production
  • Become ServSafe certified within first year of service and maintain certification as required
  • Ability to develop successful working relationships with customers and fellow employees.
  • Ability to perform complex, highly responsible and confidential duties
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and meet time lines
  • Ability to lead others in managing tasks; train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to interface with all levels of staff, including students, faculty and staff, and the public
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
  • The person holding this position is considered a Mandated Reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment
  • A background check is required for all regular benefited positions

Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, educational and employment verification, and reference check, as required.

Positions are 9-month appointments, with summers and academic breaks off unless work is available.

To view more information about Cal Poly Campus Dining’s operations and venue information, please visit this link.

AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We've equipped beverage stations with UV sanitizing technology, expanded to-go options served with recyclable packaging, required face coverings for staff and customers, menus that actually help keep areas uncrowded, and physical distancing.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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