Cook II/Food Services/Plano/Part-time Job

Children's Health - Food Services Careers

Job Number: 52026

Location: Plano, TX

Date Posted: 9-20-2017

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Shift: Part-time, 3 days a week, 12:30pm-9:00pm with rotating weekend shifts

Prepares food items from a recipe. Is able to adjust/develop recipes as needed to provide a good quality product. Portions, arranges, and garnishes food for specialized events. Works in collaboration with the Cook I and gives guidance as needed.


JOB PROFILE:

  • Has developed skills needed to perform a range of day-to-day activities.
  • Understands how the assigned duties relate to others in the team and has a basic understanding of how the team integrates with others.
  • Manages own workload by applying an understanding of team priorities; may provide assistance to less experienced colleagues.
  • Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area; evaluates and selects solutions from established options.
  • Impacts own work by completing tasks that have quantitative and qualitative performance dimensions.
  • Exchanges straightforward information in routine situations.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Prepares food based on recipe instructions and customer request.
  • Follows catering orders to determine type and quantity of food needed. Makes adjustments to food items to accommodate guests with allergies.
  • Portions arranges, garnishes food for display in retail locations and catering orders.
  • Assist in Training Cook I.
  • Collaborates and supports the Cook I to ensure recipes are followed and prep work is complete.
  • Operates various kitchen equipment.
  • Assist Sous Check with planning, coordination, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain cleanliness and proper operation of all kitchen equipment.
  • Observe and maintain required sanitary levels throughout the food preparation process; ensure that foods meet standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 to 5 years previous experience in food preparation, required.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Culinary Degree, preferred.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Obtain Food Handlers Certification within 30 days of hire, and maintain current status thereafter, required.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:


  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly..


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