This full-time position is responsible for preparation of food in accordance with the established recipes and industry standards at Arrowhead Restaurant and Bar and that services are conducted and fulfilled in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the District. This position supervises part-time kitchen staff and plays a significant role in hiring, discipline, and termination recommendations.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent with at least three (3) years of full service kitchen experience in a professional setting with cooking and knife handling skills. Must be able to read banquet event orders, recipes, and prep lists in English. Must have knowledge of safety and food handling guidelines and procedures. Must be able to lead, manage, and motivate assigned staff. Must have great problem solving, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to multi-task and work calmly and effectively under pressure.
Become proficient at working every line position in the kitchen.
Set up kitchen before shift and/or tear down at the end of the day.
Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food handling practices. Dispose of trash and keep work area clean.
Instruct line cooks to coordinate the timing of food plating while maintaining consistency of all plates.
Help maintain labor cost within the guidelines of the budget and seasonal needs.
Follow the production process for food preparation.
Confirm function sheet for time and special preparation needs.
Attend weekly event meetings as required and communicate consistently with banquet and restaurant staff to ensure up to date information is communicated and performed.
Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes, using the appropriate kitchen utensils and equipment.
Follow established recipes to ensure consistency and quality standards using all necessary kitchen equipment including but not limited to grill, oven, and microwave.
Portion, plate, and garnish warm food items and distribute for service.
Substitute for or assist other cooks during emergencies or rush periods.
Maintain cleanliness of all kitchen equipment.
Assist with setting and following all systems set by the Executive Chef and Director of Special Facilities.
Communicate any product runouts, equipment issues, and quality or service issues.
Meet dress and grooming standards by maintaining a professional appearance.
Dispose of trash and clean work area each shift.
Hire, train, manage, direct, schedule, discipline, evaluate, and recommend merit increases for assigned staff ensuring an effective and efficient department run in accordance with Department of Labor laws and District policies and procedures.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC.
Must have: valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment; and Illinois food handling sanitation certificate.
Must be able to: work extended hours to include weekends, nights, and holidays as necessary; frequently stand for long periods of time, walk, reach, handle, and finger, grasp, bend, crouch, kneel, stoop, twist, crawl; occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 lbs. including over shoulders and head; and occasionally sit while using a computer.
Must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
$40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year
We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.
To apply for this position go to: https://wheatonparkdistrict.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/ab1339e5-d6fe-c725-c400-9622ce66720c/apply?source=784513-CS-26822
The Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V