Posted: Oct 13, 2021

General Cook - Giant Center

Salary: $16.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Food & Hospitality

Job Description:

We’re looking for a powerful individual to welcome to our team who’s ready for an elevated level of performance in the kitchen.  One must be prepared to handle the increased responsibility within the kitchen while respecting the tradition of those that paved the way before us.  As a general cook you’ve taken the steps necessary to hone your craft and beginning your entry into a leadership role.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate increased skill development, training capability and management skills. Position must be experienced in the foodservice operations.  

Job Functions:

  • Supervising food preparation, sanitation, and safety in the kitchen
  • Perform all duties as assigned by Executive Chef and Sous Chefs as needed
  • Maintain safe, clean and sanitized work areas
  • Comply with safety and security procedures outlined in the employee handbook
  • Adhere to policies of the Hershey Entertainment Complex 
  • Responsible for preparing all food items according to prep sheets and standardized recipes with speed and consistency of quality
  • Assist utility personnel maintain cleanliness of the dish room and pot washing areas
  • Wash and sanitize all kitchen equipment including, but not limited to: fryers, grill, tilt skillet, smokers, worktables, sinks, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes and utensils
  • Sweep and mop kitchen floor as needed
  • Remove all trash and break down boxes as needed
  • Assist the warehouse runner to properly receive and store all food, non-food and cleaning related items, while maintaining a clean and orderly operation
  • Deliver prepared items to assigned areas as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Must have previous experience (minimum 1 year) in the culinary field or be enrolled in college or technical school for Culinary or Pastry Arts
  • Demonstrate ability to train and supervise entry level Culinary and Pastry staff
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be able to project a positive, self-motivated, professional attitude at all times with a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to follow directions from direct supervisors and Chefs as well as give direction to others
  • Possess a working knowledge of food service equipment
  • Work with supervisors to acquire goods for locations
  • Demonstrate understanding of inventory storage procedures (food, dry stock, liquids, chemicals, etc.)  
  • Maintain storage areas including temperature, proper labeling, rotations and purchases utilizing cost effective practices
  • Well-honed skill set that includes ability to oversee line production
  • Well versed in aesthetic presentation of food items.
  • Must be versed in standardized food storage and standardized food cooling procedures
  • Ability to organize and maintain storage areas including the warehouse
  • Display kitchen management skills – oversee staff, mindful of costs, delegate tasks, etc. 
  • Work with supervisors to acquire goods for locations
  • Must use appropriate standards for food preparation and display skills
  • Capable of Culinary and Pastry oversight operations of kitchens, food stand or special events/off site catering.
  • Demonstrate ability to train and supervise entry level Culinary and Pastry staff
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead teams
  • Must be able to read and write and understand English
  • Must pass ServSafe Food Handler and Allergen programs within 90 days of employment

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to do physical work and lift a minimum of 35 lbs.
  • Must wear approved uniform and footwear

Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s rights to assign or reassign job duties at any time. 

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts® is an Equal Opportunity Employer