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Cook Supervisor

Posted on November 15, 2022
UNITE HERE 8
Aramark @ Seattle Convention Center
Seasonal
Not disclosed
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Lead Cook is responsible for cooking and preparing food using standard recipes and production guidelines while following food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. The individual in this role should safely handle knives and equipment including grills, fryers, ovens, broilers, etc. The Lead Cook may supervise employees and delegate responsibilities. The responsibilities of the position may vary by location based on client requirements and business needs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Schedules and assigns daily work activities to staff and supervises the completion of tasks.
•    Trains and guides staff on job duties, standard food safety and sanitation procedures, cooking methods, etc.
•    Cooks and prepares food following production guidelines and standardized recipes
•    Sets up workstation with all needed ingredients and equipment
•    Prepares ingredients by measuring, weighing, mixing, chopping, trimming, and peeling food items
•    Safely uses all food utensils including knives
•    Operates equipment such as ovens, stoves, slicers, mixers, etc.
•    Bakes, roasts, broils, steams, and uses a variety of cooking methods on meats, vegetables, and other foods
•    Arranges, garnishes, and portions food following established guidelines
•    Properly stores food by following food safety policies and procedures
•    Cleans and sanitizes work areas, equipment, and utensils
•    Maintains excellent customer service with a positive attitude towards guests, customers, clients, co-workers, etc.
•    Follows Aramark safety policies and procedures including food safety and sanitation
•    Ensures security of company assets
•    Produces and maintains work schedules and may prepare production records.

This job profile does not contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, or responsibilities. Job duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Previous supervisor experience in a related role preferred
•    Experience as a cook or related role required
•    Ability to work independently with limited supervision required
•    Proven knowledge of the basic principles of food preparation, various cooking methods, and food safety regulations such as proper food handling, sanitation, and storage
•    Food safety certification required
•    Demonstrates basic math and counting skills
•    Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

This role may have physical demands including, but not limited to, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling and/or extended walking and standing. This role may also require uniforms and/or usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

About the employer: Aramark @ Seattle Convention Center

Most people are familiar with the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) because we host a large variety of meetings, events, and conventions. That is the primary role we play – the Center provides a venue in which people gather from around the region, the nation and the world to share ideas, celebrate and learn. Employees are the heartbeat of this extraordinary service culture and contribute to our collective success. This will be even more evident as we scale our operations to support two buildings, Arch and Summit, in the vibrant core of downtown Seattle.

For nearly 33 years, the Seattle Convention Center has been the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility. We welcome thousands of visitors from around the globe each year, offering industry-leading service, award-winning catering and a comprehensive range of services for event planners, exhibitors and guests.

About your union: UNITE HERE 8

UNITE HERE Local 8 represents about 5,000 workers in the hospitality industries of Oregon & Washington State. Local 8 members work in hotels, restaurants, food service, and airport concessions. They include room cleaners, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers. Local 8′s parent union, UNITE HERE, represents hotel, food service, and gaming workers throughout the US and Canada.

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