ARAMARK Cook - Majestic Yosemite Hotel - (Yosemite) in Fresno, California


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Position Summary: Responsible for the setup, and service of food from the kitchen area as directed by the Executive Chef in accordance with Aramark standards and safety and sanitation policies.

Essential Functions:

• Follow procedures and directions of management

• Checks for color coordination and eye appeal of all food items, both hot and cold, using appropriate garnishes where practical

• Follows proper serving methods, including serving correct portion sizes

• Prepares meats, soups, sauces, vegetables, fish and poultry

• Follows recipes and cooking procedures as directed by the Executive Chef

• Ensures menu board is prepared and proper terms are used for all food items

• Break-down and cleaning of various stations

• Should be capable of assuming responsibility for a short period of time without a manager present

• Inspects all areas at the end of the shift

• Follows cleaning checklist

• Assists with instructing Salad Maker’s, Cook’s Helpers, Junior and Station Cooks

• Leads cooks during service

• Prepares orders as requested from guest checks

• Assists Station Cook when work load permits

• Ensures that food is wrapped properly and transports food to service area

• Supervises kitchen when Chefs are not present

• Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the manager.

• Tasks and responsibilities may be added or revised based on the volume of business and the need for the work to be completed at the present time

• Follows Aramark policies and procedures and safety and sanitation policies and procedures and ensures compliance with these policies and procedures

• May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or overtime

• Report to work on time and in complete uniform

Status and Scope: Reports to the Executive Chef

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.

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.

Equipment Used: Oven, Mixer, Grill, Steamer, Calculator, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Chef Knives, Other Cooking Equipment, Computer, Photocopier Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel (>10%) Lifting Requirements: HEAVY - Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 50 pounds



Required Qualifications:

• Attention to detail to ensure recipe consistency is vital

• Must be able to work independently and finish tasks in a timely manner

• Must be able to read and follow recipes

• Must be focused on safety and sanitation of all kitchen equipment and areas

• Able to carry 50 pounds consistently

• Able to follow directions

• Perform repetitive tasks

• Stand for extended periods of time

• Comprehend basic written and verbal communication process

• Work in an environment that at times can be hot and humid

• Work with a diverse team

• Must be able to lead, motivate and relate to others.

• Must be well groomed and be able to deal with students/guests courteously and efficiently

• Must complete Serve Safe Food Handler’s Certification

• Must be fluent in the English language both spoken and written; able to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, Aramark Alcohol Regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

• Must have at least 4 years of experience in similar full service restaurant or equivalent schooling

• Position requires an extensive knowledge of basic cooking techniques: grilling, sauté, griddle, fryer, baking, broiling etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Culinary training or degree

  • 3 or more years experience in the food service industry as a cook

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran