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Assembler

Viejas Casino & Resort

Assembler

Alpine, CA
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    GENERAL SUMMARY

    The Cook II is responsible for preparing and cooking intermediate food orders including meat, fish, poultry and related items according to prescribed menus or recipes. Ensures that the food is presented in an appealing and appetizing manner.

    CORE SCOPE OF POSITION

    • Works most stations and equipment with a good degree of confidence to include the grill, oven, fryer, panini press, hot box, flat top, broiler, sauté, smoker, and rotisserie.

    • Completes all duties in an accurate, efficient and timely manner; knows what additional tasks need doing and proactively works on those tasks when time permits.

    • Provides basic training to Cook I by direction of the chef.

    • Makes recipe conversions by properly adjusting volume of ingredients. Executes recipes efficiently with minimal direction or supervision.

    • Understands and articulates intermediate food knowledge to include identification of ingredients, preparation and cooking methods.

    • Creates and completes prep list based on par levels and forecasted volume.

    • Regularly tastes food and identifies issues before food is served; makes basic adjustments but also seeks Cook III’s guidance to ensure quality product with minimal waste.

    • Works and takes action to minimize waste.

    • Understands and takes steps to avoid cross contamination. Advises Cook III or higher of any potential sanitation or food safety concerns.

    • Performs temperature checks per policy and understands the danger zones related to FAT TOM - food, acidity, time temperature, oxidation and moisture; escalates any issues to Cook III or Sous Chef.

    • Exhibits intermediate working knowledge and culinary skills.

    • Exhibits intermediate knife handling skills and proper techniques, executing accuracy at an accelerated pace.

    • Selects and safely operates equipment in compliance with the manufacture's requirements and properly maintains preparation equipment to include slicer, dicer, mandolin, mixer, juicer, power mixer and chopper.

    • Uses measuring cups and spoons to accurately measure ingredients per the recipe; understands and uses both wet and dry units of measurements appropriately.

    • Ensures that par levels are correct and that stock is maintained at appropriate levels.

    • Practices "clean as you go" techniques that ensure the kitchen and areas remain neat and clean; assists other team members to ensure overall station/area is properly maintained.

    • Adheres to all hygiene and safety standards for culinary operations by washing hands after using the restroom and after each culinary function is performed and before beginning a new task.

    • Checks and changes sanitation buckets every two hours, or more often if needed.

    • Properly covers, labels, dates and stores all food and beverage items. Rotates product using FIFO - first in, first out.

    • Understands and follows the HAACCP procedures.

    • Follows guidelines for glove use and changes gloves as required between tasks.

    • Proactively makes suggestions to improve the items offered.

    • Works together with other F&B staff to ensure a good experience for our guests; takes proactive steps to help group move in the most effective direction.

    • Communicates in a courteous and professional manner with guests and co-workers; draws out less vocal

    team members.

    • Presents a clean and professional appearance when following all standards of appearance.

    • Follows Viejas guest service standards while performing job duties.

    • Performs all related and compatible duties as assigned.

    FOUR STAR & FOUR DIAMOND SERVICE COMMITMENT

    All Team Members will display a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star and AAA Four Diamond commitment to Customer Service through the delivery and maintenance of the Quality Standards established by Viejas Casino & Resort.

    INTERACTION

    • Interacts with peer groups.

    SUPERVISION

    • Does not provide supervision to others.

    Required Skills

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Demonstrate intermediate knife skills and culinary knowledge.

    • Demonstrate understanding of fryers and oven use.

    • Knowledge of salad, cold food and hot preparation.

    • Previous working knowledge of Point of Sales (POS) system preferred.

    • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

    • Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment.

    • Ability to adjust to and manage change effectively.

    • Must be dependable, timely and have high attention to detail.

    • Must be flexible to work different shifts.

    Required Experience

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

    • Class work in cooking school and/or Culinary Arts degree preferred.

    • Food Handler’s Card must be obtained before commencing duties.

    EXPERIENCE

    • 2 to 3 years of restaurant production/cooking experience required.
  • Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Demonstrate intermediate knife skills and culinary knowledge.

    • Demonstrate understanding of fryers and oven use.

    • Knowledge of salad, cold food and hot preparation.

    • Previous working knowledge of Point of Sales (POS) system preferred.

    • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

    • Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment.

    • Ability to adjust to and manage change effectively.

    • Must be dependable, timely and have high attention to detail.

    • Must be flexible to work different shifts.