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DEPARTMENT: Food & Beverage / Kitchen
REPORTS TO: Executive Chef / Sous
FLSA STATUS: PT Hourly / Non-Exempt
This is a hands-on position assisting the Sous Chef and Executive Chef with the preparation of food for events by following approved recipes and maintaining the highest production standards.
• Maintain an organized and sanitary work station at all times.
• Follow approved recipes and production standards.
• Prepare all meats, vegetables, proteins, starches and soups according to specific recipes or as instructed by Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef and adjust quantity for fluctuation in volume.
• Properly label and dates food items for storage.
• Maintain and organize storage rooms, refrigerators and freezers.
• Organizes freezer pulls as necessary.
• Minimize waste by controlling overage and usage.
• Educate and train seasonal kitchen staff on proper procedures and standards.
• Assemble and complete final production of hot and cold food items.
• Assist with plating of catered meals.
• Perform other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.
• Knowledge of all major kitchen equipment and appliances.
• Ability to properly operate ovens, stoves, grills, steamers, smoker, mixers, kettles, char-broiler and other kitchen equipment.
• Must be able to identify and properly use all kitchen small wares.
• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to read and speak English.
• Strong knowledge of state health codes and sanitation standards.
• Ability to adhere to strict grooming standards established by SMG/Palmetto Expo Center.
• Ability to recognize and utilize weights and measurements, both liquid and dry.
• Knowledge and skills in diverse culinary techniques including multi-ethnic cuisine, displays, garde manger, sauces, protein cutting, plate presentation and sanitation.
• Skill in volume production and hands-on cooking.
• Ability to perform basic math functions necessary to execute recipes.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
• Ability to execute large functions.
• Ability to work extended hours productively.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Two-year culinary degree or appropriate continuing education credits preferred.
• Minimum of three years experience in a cook’s position.
• Minimum of one year of experience in banquet operations.
• Ability to read printed words and numbers in printed form and on computer/terminal monitor.
• Hearing sufficient to clearly hear voices, alarms, bells and horns.
• Performing work through repetitive eye/hand coordination.
• Daily lifting up to 25 lbs. Up to 5 minutes at a time. Daily carrying up to 25 lbs. up to 5 minutes at a time.
• Ability to distinguish color.
• See and distinguish objects or symbols as 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less. Depth perception, peripheral vision and bringing objects into focus.
• Climbing ladders and staircases multiple times per day as needed to pick stock.
• Constant standing, walking, stooping. Constant reaching, handling products.
• Fast-paced, very physical environment.
• May be exposed to extreme cold from walk-in coolers/freezers for up to one hour at a time.
• May be exposed to extreme heat from hot burners and/or steam for extended periods of time.
• May be exposed to minimal amount of smoke for extended periods of time.
• Requires standing for several hours at a time each day.
• Minimum of 40 hours per week.
• Irregular hours including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays as determined by event schedule.
• Extended hours may be required, as determined by event schedule.
NOTE: The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Applications are accepted at the Irving Convention Center on Wednesdays ONLY between 1pm – 4pm or via email at ****.
Ashidda Foster
Human Resources Manager
Irving Convention Center
500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
EMAIL: ****
No Phone Calls
SMG is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/V/D

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