Line Cook

Location Tuscaloosa, AL
Property Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown
Date Posted November 12, 2018
Job Type Food & Beverage

Description

Tuscaloosa, AL – The Line Cook is responsible for a high level of consistent meals according to recipes and standards, a clean and sanitized work area, and must be able to exhibit impeccable food presentation leading to exceeding guest expectations and creating repeat business.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Set up stations and collect all necessary items to prepare menu for service
  • Weigh and measure ingredients for cooking
  • Prepare a variety of foods including meat, seafood, poultry, vegetable and cold food items
  • Prepare sauces and garnishes for allocated station
  • Cover, date and correctly store all food items as per safe food-handling procedures
  • Inform chef in advance of likely shortages
  • Serve food in keeping with the standards of establishment
  • Ensure the correct temperature of food to make it attractive and tasty
  • Taste all food items for quality purpose before serving
  • Use food preparation tools in accordance with manufactures instructions
  • Close the kitchen correctly and follow the closing checklist for kitchen stations
  • Maintain an organized and sanitized work area at all times
  • Make sure all storage areas are tidy and all products are stored appropriately
  • Constantly use safe and hygienic food handling practices
  • Return dirty food preparation utensils to the appropriate areas
  • Assist staff with other duties as assigned by kitchen manager
  • Cleans kitchen before and after shift
  • Sanitize refrigerators and storerooms
  • Operate and maintain all kinds of kitchen appliances
  • Perform record keeping and reports generation duties
  • Order and take delivery of food and supplies
  • Report any unforeseen circumstances, maintenance needs or faulty equipment to the manager
  • Maintain outstanding working relationships with staff, guests and supervisors
  • Perform all reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors/Managers

ENVIRONMENT and POSITION ANALYSIS:

  • Move, bend, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Stand or walk for an extended period or for an entire work shift
  • Requires repetitive motion

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Knowledge, Training, & Work Experience):

  • Prior experience preferred
  • Positive upbeat attitude / personality
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work with a minimum of supervision
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with co-workers and the public
  • Proper food safety training and certification as described by law
  • Cooking and preparing all menu items in accordance standards set by the Chef
  • Stocking and maintaining sufficient levels of food on the line
  • Food preparation and portioning prior to service
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary work environment
  • High level of professionalism

OTHER:

  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, Employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meeting is required.

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