River Cree Resort

  • First Cook- Hotel

    Job Location CA-AB-Enoch
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/21/2018 2:01 AM)
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The First Cook is responsible for assisting in preparing of all meals and ensuring the kitchen, and dining areas are clean and sanitary at all times. They must be able to work fast yet diligently with a focus on consistency while open to direction.


    Operations/Property Management


    • Ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.
    • Ensure all food is prepared and handled safety according to the local health department regulation.
    • Organize, coordinate and participate in food production in the culinary department.
    • Assign production and preparation levels based on projected business forecast
    • Ensure that the daily products are pulled from the freezer and ready to use on a daily basis using par levels.
    • Maintain a very consistent and standardized line set up and use production charts / function sheets to determine minimum quantities to be produced.
    • Fill out dry store stores requisition and stock the food items accordingly.
    • Ensure the station is well stocked during service and notify the culinary managers about any 86 products.
    • Understands and maintains all standard recipes.
    • Enforces policy to use recipe cards/used records and notify management of any substandard products.
    • Follows proper handling and ensure food is cooked at the right temperature.
    • Enforces HACCP standards when storing food items and practices clean as you go.
    • Maintains high standards of sanitation and cleanliness in all refrigerators, freezers and dry storage.
    • Ensure all food is rotated using FIFO and all food products are dated, labeled at all times.
    • Reports any discrepancies relating to procedures, equipment functionality and associate performance in the kitchen to the management in a timely manner
    • Ensure to fill out appropriate documentation for refrigerators, freezers, cooking, cooling & holding food temperature logs using approved forms.
    • Ensure to avoid food wastage in the kitchen and understand concepts of food cost control.
    • Ensure a proper hand over and closing down the station as per the standards.
    • Create a daily feature and inspect all food products for quality before it is sold.
    • Ensure that the associates in their respective stations are dressed in proper uniform and take breaks at appropriate times.
    • Understand the 30 Essential Food Safety Checklists and follows them thoroughly.


    Guest Satisfaction

    • Understand brand strategy for actively promoting excellent customer service attributes
    • Ensure that the associate understand the guidelines and scores to improve guest satisfaction.


    Human Resources

    • Provide support and on the job training for new hire to successfully perform their jobs.
    • Communicate and provide performance feedback and issues commendations
    • Establish an open and collaborative relationship with the associates and the managers.
    • Develop and mentor the hourly associates to retain talent within the department.


    Financial Management

    • Manages department controllable expenses including food cost, supplies, uniforms and equipment.
    • Understands the impact of kitchen operations on the overall hotel financial goals; educates staff on details as appropriate.


    •  Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.


    • A high school diploma or equivalent required is preferred
    • Minimum four years cooking experience in high volume environment is require
    • Journeyman papers or equivalent training/experience would be preferred.
    • Food Safe Certification is an asset
    • Excellent culinary skills; possesses the ability to perform all functions in the culinary operation
    • Extensive knowledge of food handling and sanitation standards
    • Previous first cook experience is an asset.
    • Ability to handle stress in a fast paced environment
    • Communication Skills
    • Team Player
    • Attention to detail is necessary
    • Must be able to work flexible shifts
    • Effective decision making skills
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and motivate peers


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