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Cook - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Company: Zoological Society of San Diego
Location: Vista
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION The Cook will support San Diego Zoo Globals mission of saving species worldwide by cooking a variety of food items to be served in our various retail food service operations throughout the Park. Providing the highest level of guest service that is friendly, cooperative, motivating, and outgoing. Must be at least 18 years of age. This position requires working 5 days per week including weekdays and weekends, holidays, and evening shifts. This position will report to the Chef. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Serves orders for food and beverages Prepares and cooks menu items and other dishes Follows food orders Portions, arranges, and garnishes food May coordinate and supervise other food service employees May serve food at food stands and perform cashier duties Engages in the SDZGs mission and vision Adheres to all SDZG and department policies and practices Model for punctuality and professionalism Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics Performs consistently above Society performance standards Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards Prepares and cooks menu items, including main dishes, side dishes, sandwiches, hamburgers, and steaks Assists in cleaning and storing kitchen utensils, equipment and supplies Assists in coordinating and supervising the work of a kitchen or food stand Weighs, measures, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment Performs related duties and responsibilities as required WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Culinary school and/or experience working in a full service restaurant; techniques, knowledge of equipment, basic food handling, preparation, and cooking skills. Accredited culinary school and previous experience working in a high-volume banquet kitchen preferred. Candidates with commitment and top notch interpersonal skills to provide great customer service. Problem solving skills to identify practical solutions. Teamwork skills and the ability to work well with others and be a productive member of the team. Organizational skills to stay on top of the multitude of multitasking duties without difficulty. JOB EXPERIENCE Cooking experience in a high volume and fast paced banquet operation Full service restaurant experience is a plus Minimum of two years of experience as a relief cook Previous training in a full service restaurant that generates over $1 million in annual sales is considered a plus SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of appropriate temperature for cooking and holding food Ability to follow recipes accurately Understanding portion control and minimizing waste Knowledge of preparing stocks, soups, and sauces without referring to a recipes a must Proper preparation and cooking methods for a wide variety of food items Working with commercial kitchen equipment and utensils Sanitation and safety methods for food preparation/handling Basic inventory controls Effective leadership skills Communicate effectively (verbal and written) Learn data and sample gathering techniques Work effectively with others in a diverse environment Cook and bake food in large quantities Operate commercial equipment and utensils Understand recipes and menus Evaluate and determine food condition, doneness, and decorations Understand and carry out instructions Keep simple records Supervise and train kitchen helper IMPORTANT DETAILS Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park Duration: Year round Positions available:1 Union Position: $15.73 If selected for hire, this position will require an initiation fee and monthly dues to be paid to the union Must be at least 18 years of age for this position Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description may be requested at that time Apply at:

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