The Lead Cook oversees the operations of the kitchen which include supervising the kitchen staff to make sure duties are performed appropriately and making sure the kitchen areas meet health and safety requirements as mandated by law.
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Ensures customer satisfaction through the consistent and quick preparation of menu items. Knows all menu items and its ingredients. Makes sure all food is properly prepared and to the recipes and standards set by WaterView Casino. Ensures kitchen staff maintains ticket times according to guidelines. Checks final product before it is delivered to the customer to ensure proper preparation and plating. Adheres to health code and hold kitchen staff accountable to do the same. Makes sure the kitchen staff is in proper uniform, works with gloves and appears clean when working within the kitchen. Keeps all areas clean, sanitized and organized. Uses proper storage techniques when storing dry goods and refrigerated items including proper labeling and rotation of all ingredients to prevent food waste. Tests freshness and quality of products on a daily basis. Works with the Food & Beverage Manager to maintain a proper inventory and place orders based on recipe requirements. Manages break schedules for kitchen staff. Reports any unresolved staff issues immediately to his or her manager.
One year certificate from a college or technical school; or 1 year related work experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Skilled in using food service equipment including knives, pots, pans and ovens. Ability to communicate with management, staff, vendors and customers. Ability to read and interpret documents such as training manuals, order forms, safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine reports like daily temperature logs and receiving logs. Ability to deal with problems and resolve them efficiently. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Serve-Safe Certification preferred.