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Are you inspired to be a part of an organization committed to protecting wildlife around the globe? San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a mission-based, non-profit wildlife conservation organization with two world famous front doors where we unite our passion for wildlife, expertise in wildlife care, and conservation science to save species from the brink of extinction. Our commitment is to provide visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park as opportunities to learn about and engage with best-in-class conservation work, and how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife everyday.
HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Senior Cook performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Senior Cook works under minimal supervision, performs a variety of moderately difficult duties and exceeds expectations in the preparation and cooking of food in large quantities; assists chef in the overall planning and supervision of the kitchen. This position reports to the Sous Chef/Executive Chef. This class is distinguished from the Cook class in that the Senior Cook consistently demonstrates leadership qualities as well as the desire and ability to engage in positive relationships with internal and external customers. Supports and mentors non-senior staff. This senior-level Cook position, serves as assistant to the chef, coordinates and supervises the work of other cooks and kitchen workers, and in absence of Chef may serve as acting Chef. Responsible for the administration of the entire Kitchen area both in the absence and in support of the Chef and/or Sous Chef.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
A Senior Cook that consistently demonstrates leadership qualities as well as the desire and ability to engage in positive relationships with internal and external customers. Supports and mentors staff. This senior level Cook position serves as an assistant to the chef, coordinates and supervises the work of other cooks and kitchen workers. Essential functions for this position include performing a variety of skilled duties in preparation and cooking of various food items. Applicant must have cooking experience in high volume, fast paced, full service restaurants. An example of experience would be at least 3 years in a fast-paced restaurant setting and 1 to 2 years of previous cooking experience in a fast paced banquet environment. Must have sauté, broiler and line production experience. Ability to follow and provide verbal direction effectively and work in a team environment is required. Clear, consistent and courteous communication is necessary. Butchering experience is a plus. Selected candidates must have knowledge of inventory control procedures, appropriate temperature for cooking and holding food, ability to follow recipe accurately, understanding portion control, minimizing waste and adherence to recipes. Knowledge of preparing stocks, soups, and sauces without referring to recipe is highly desirable. Culinary school or previous experience supervising or training the kitchen crew is required. Minimum of 4 years of experience as a cook or relief cook and previous training in a full service restaurant that generates over $1 million in annual sales is considered a plus. Applicants must be available any of the seven days of the week including nights, weekend, and holidays.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Education, training and/or experience which clearly demonstrate the knowledge and skills listed. An example of which would be extensive experience as a cook completion of a commercial cooking apprenticeship or other training program; experience in other restaurants and operations such as catering or fine dining in a senior capacity. Minimum three years of experience as a cook. Minimum two years of experience in a similar environment. Formal culinary training helpful.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
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Senior Cook - San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Career Portal (dayforcehcm.com)
San Diego Zoo Wildlife AllianceSan Diego, CA 92101Phone: 16192311515
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