The Walt Disney Company Cook 1 (Experienced) - Full Time in Kapolei, Hawaii

Experienced Cook 1 is responsible for execution of all menu categories and specific recipes for all bakery menu items including timing, quality, temperature, portion, and presentation. They are also responsible for overseeing daily operations in all restaurant locations and will be assisting with all overall culinary supervision promoting a fun working environment. Will also partner with Front of House to ensure Cast training/knowledge of product ensuring a smooth operation. They will be responsible for overseeing operation in the absence of a sous chef.

Responsibilities :

  • Knowledge of all cooking techniques such as braising, baking, roasting (oven or rotating spit) and high level skillet/sauté work

  • Proficient in all stations in the kitchen and multiple cooking skills including: Pastry, Sauté, Fry, Grill, Pantry, Prep and Expo positions

  • Knowledge of all kitchen equipment, including adjusting thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters and steam kettles

  • Proven ability to create menus, recipes & production procedures

  • May be required to write and price custom menus for banquet events

  • Ability to inventory product, read menus (BEOs, Private Dining Orders, Restaurant Orders) and estimate food requirements to create a production plan

  • Responsible for daily food orders and production schedules.

  • Assist with providing overall culinary supervision including recognition programs and appreciation events

  • Partner with Front of House to ensure Cast training/product knowledge to ensure smooth operation

  • Knowledge of basic butchering

  • Working knowledge of cost controls

  • Maintains standards and specifications related to food preparation/handling on a daily basis

  • Execution of all menu categories and specific recipes for each menu item including timing, quality, temperature, portion and presentation

  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of food safety and sanitation guidelines including temperature requirements and HACCP ( H azard A nalysis and C ritical C ontrol P oints) while understanding the science in cooking temperatures

  • Responsible for checking and maintaining proper temperatures throughout preparation, cooling, holding and serving of food items including adjusting thermostat controls to regulate temperatures

  • Observes and tests food being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing with cooking utensil to determine that food is cooked properly, according to specifications

  • Cleans kitchen equipment

  • Ability to handle special dietary requests and to work with guests requiring special requests due to dietary concerns

  • Cold and hot holding equipment and food checklist conducted daily

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 5 years experience in culinary field/high volume restaurant or Culinary Degree and 3 years related experience

  • Strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with coaching and motivating employees

  • Adept at troubleshooting and can calmly handle difficult situations

  • Proven ability to create, read and understand recipes

  • Strong organizational skills; Ability to lead a team in a very fast paced environment

  • Exhibits a positive, friendly and helpful attitude to our guests and fellow cast members

  • Motivates and encourages cast members through daily reinforcement and coaching

  • Demonstrates excellent guest service skills and is able to give appropriate service recovery

  • Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for working in the kitchen. Proven knowledge of culinary techniques and terminology

  • Ability to work with technology (plate costing buffet system, CAFÉ system, KDS, Work brain)

  • Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, weekends, holidays and special events

  • Works primarily indoors, but may be exposed to outdoors (special events when needed)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Vocation school training or high school certification

  • Culinary Education Degree or equivalent

  • Certification from CIA or Equivalent

  • Basic Wine Knowledge

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a Restaurant Management related role

  • Recommendation from school

  • Food Safety Certification or Equivalent

Company Overview :

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

SCHEDULE AVAILABILTY

This role is Full Time and requires full availability. Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Keyword: AULANICASTING

Job ID: 564711BR

Location: Kapolei,Hawaii

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts