Function Cook - Catering on The Charles - BU Campus - GSU Building
Location:
Boston , Massachusetts
Posted:
October 16, 2017
Reference:
133691
Overview
About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Description
Description:
Position Summary:
The Function Cook is primarily responsible for cooking all food orders in an efficient manner, ensuring all meals are served and presented on a plate in an attractive manner. In addition the Function Cook prepares food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe sanitary work environment. The he/she always ensures quality consistency by following recipe cards and production and portion standards. The Function is expected to serve as an example for the other Cooks to aspire to by continually going above and beyond.

Essential Functions:
  • Read and follow recipes - prepare and cook hot and cold food items
  • Ensure there are daily sufficient prepped foods to ensure the restaurant runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible
  • Prepare and plate final food products ensuring an attractive presentation is achieved
  • Ensure all food orders are completed in an efficient manner
  • Assist in conducting food and beverage inventories - note any out of stock items or possible shortages
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of culinary trends and use them where appropriate
  • Ensure proper handling of all food products and equipment is maintained, to ensure food safety and kitchen standards are adhered to at all times
  • Ensure cleanliness and high sanitation standards are maintained at all times
  • Organize and maintain stock rooms and walk-in refrigerators
  • At the end of the shift return all food items to designated storage areas - cover and date all perishable items
  • Must be flexible - willing to work a rotational schedule with rotational days off that may include weekends and holidays
  • Must be well groomed and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times
  • Must perform all miscellaneous duties assigned by upper management
  • Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy
  • Report to work on time and in complete uniform
  • Other duties as assigned
Status and Scope:
  • Must be able to work independently and finish tasks in a timely manor
  • Must be able to read and follow recipes
  • Must be focused on safety and sanitation
Equipment Used:
Oven, Mixer, Grill, Steamer, Dishwasher, Cutlery, Chef Knives

Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel (>10%)

Lifting Requirements:
MEDIUM - Lifting 25 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Qualifications:
  • Must complete Serve Safe Food Handlers certification
  • Must be fluent in the English language both spoken and written - able to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, Aramark Alcohol Regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Must have at least 3 years experience in working in a high volume kitchen or equivalent schooling
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of cooking methods, cooking line, banquets, catering and pastry


Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service
  • Minimum 1½ years experience in the food service industry as a cook
  • The ability to safely operate all kitchen equipment
  • The ability to read and follow recipes
Desired Qualifications:
  • Serve Safe Certified
  • High School Education or equivalent
  • More than 3 years experience in the food service industry as a cook
Work Environment: Back-of-house. Requires frequent lifting/transporting hot food items, ability to work inside kitchen area, interact with heated equipment, steam, and other at risk conditions. Involves repetitive motion.

A little about us:
At Aramark, we believe that each of our employees can play an important role in creating the great experiences that become lasting memories.

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