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Location:Lakeland, FL
Salary Range:DOE
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical benefits, dental and vision, 401k savings plan, and much more
Employment Type:Full Time
Unit:Hospitality
Description:

We have several full time and part time openings for experienced cooks including Breakfast, Cafeteria, Banquet Cooks as for our Collegiate Cafeterias and Cafes.  Apply now to join our outstanding team!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare and cook food items according to recipes, daily menus, and supervisor instructions.
  • Clean and inspect kitchen equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Operate food station, including performing station checklist, temperature log, counter meeting, and signage.
  • Requisition food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances, based on estimates of future needs.
  • Monitor menus and spending in order to ensure that meals are prepared economically.

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

  • Partial High School education required; High School Diploma/G.E.D. preferred.
  • Culinary knowledge.
  • At least 4 years of culinary experience.
  • Food Safety certified and strong sanitation habits.
  • Strong customer service abilities; actively looks for ways to assist customers and coworkers.
  • Ability to recognize when a problem has occurred and communicate it to management. 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment.
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for the entire work day.
  • Climbing steps regularly.
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in freezer, refrigerator walk-in and grill areas.
  • Reading and writing work-related documents in English.
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.
  • Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced kitchen.
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties. 

EQUIPMENT USED

  • Standard commercial cooking machinery and utensils.

 

Veterans, Minorities and Women especially encouraged to apply.

Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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