The Walt Disney Company Culinary Chef Assistant (Lead Line Cook)-Full-Time-$3000 Hiring Bonus in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

As part of Disney’s Big Spring Hiring Event, we invite you to explore our world of opportunities and apply to become a Chef Assistant today!

The Culinary team at Walt Disney World ® Resort creates unforgettable dining experiences for guests from around the world. Here, you can use your skills in our fast-paced environment in areas ranging from catering to fine dining, and pastry to special events. No matter your role, you’ll work alongside world-renowned Chefs to take any dining occasion or celebration to the next level.

Chef Assistants receive a starting rate of $13.95 to 14.73/hour.

$3000 New Hire Bonus

To be eligible for the new hire bonus, cast members must be in the position continuously for at least 30 days after hire and be employed by The Walt Disney Company at time of payment. A cast member is hired after the successful completion of Disney Traditions or one full day of employment. To be eligible for an incentive bonus after 180 days, cast members must remain employed in the position continuously for at least 180 days and be employed by The Walt Disney Company at the time of payment. Payments will be made approximately two weeks after the 30, 90, and 180-day milestones, respectively. Bonus payments are subject to applicable taxes and other legal withholding. Disputes concerning eligibility to a bonus payment shall be resolved by Walt Disney World Recruitment in its sole and absolute discretion. The incentives offered herein are subject to change at any time, with or without notice.

Responsibilities : The Walt Disney World® Resort culinary team is seeking a Chef Assistant to help lead a team of talented culinary professionals to create unforgettable dishes for our Guests.

Picture yourself being a Chef Assistant and having the opportunity to:

  • Assist the Chef with overall culinary direction and development of the team, while promoting teamwork and a fun work environment

  • Oversee the daily operation and execution of all menu categories and recipes to ensure the quality and efficiency for every dish

  • Continue to grow in your culinary career by working in a variety of kitchens and locations without ever having to leave the company

  • Create dishes from around the world with endless ingredients at your fingertips

Basic Qualifications :

Recipe for Success

  • Possess a minimum 5 years’ experience or culinary certification, plus 3 years of related experience

  • Proven experience in all stations of the kitchen and multiple cooking skills

  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment, basic tools, small wares, culinary techniques and ingredients specialized to the location

  • Demonstrates knowledge of HACCP, basic food temperatures, proper food handling and good judgment of quantity, quality and production

  • Showcases passion for the culinary arts, continual learning and guest service

  • Able to follow recipes, make recipe conversions, adhere to food allergies and propose menu items

  • Basic understanding of kitchen lingo and etiquette

  • Receptive to working on-stage and working on the chef's table, if needed

  • Awareness of modern and classical cooking, as well as knife skills and basic butchering techniques

  • Exhibits clean work habits and ownership of a safe, clean work area

  • Support the chef in their absence and meet with the chef(s) for an overview

Preferred Qualifications :

How to Stand Out

  • Possess bilingual communication skills

  • Be Serve Safe certified

  • Proven prior experience as a lead line cook

Additional Information :

SCHEDULE AVAILABILTY Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and some shifts may start as early as 5:00am while some may end as late as 3:00am, 4:00am or 5:00am. Please note that the principles of seniority are used to schedule all roles.

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KEYWORD: WDW Casting, wdwcasting, Chef Assistant, Culinary, Lead Line Cook

Job ID: 543325BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts