Cook III

Root Down DIA, Timberline Steaks and Grille
Denver International Airport
Posted 6 months ago

Position Summary-

A Cook III main focus of responsibility is to prepare food. This is accomplished by assisting in the preparation of food items, and set up allocated stations as instructed by the Chef on duty and the compliance to established standards. Cook Ill’s are leaders on the line. They assist in the professional development of Cook l’s and Cook ll’s. Responsible for prepping ingredients and assembling dishes; this role helps uphold the restaurant recipes and specifications. Cleanliness is very much a major part of everyone’s responsibility in the kitchen. Cook Ill will take responsibility for the cleanliness protocols and established cleaning standards within the Kitchen. Individuals in the Cook III role will respond to requests from the Chef/Kitchen Manager, Front of House Manager, and General Manager.

Kitchens can be hot, noisy and stressful places, a Cook III needs to be able to work efficiently and quickly to be successful. It can be a dangerous job, with minor cuts, bruises and burns being a part of the routine.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set up stations and collect all necessary supplies to prepare menu for service
  • Prepare a variety of foods; meat, seafood, poultry, vegetable, and cold food items
  • Arrange sauces and supplementary garnishes for allocated station
  • Cover, date and correct store all bits and pieces and food prep  items
  • Notify Chef/Management in advance of likely shortages
  • Serve menu items compliant with established standards
  • Use food preparation tools in accordance with manufactures instructions
  • Close the kitchen correctly and follow the closing checklist for kitchen stations
  • Maintain a prepared and sanitary work area at all times
  • Keep the work area fresh all through the shift
  • Make sure all storage areas are tidy and all products are stored appropriately
  • Constantly use safe and hygienic food handling practices
  • Returns dirty food preparation utensils to the appropriate areas
  • Assist with duties assigned by the Chef/Kitchen Manager, Front of House Manager, or General Manager

Qualifications & Education

It is preferred that Cook Ill’s have two degree or a culinary

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements if the exact education/experience requirements are not fulfilled.

Equivalent Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of two years working in a Cook II role. A minimum of three years prior cooking experience within the industry may be substituted
  • A mastering of knowledge and complete understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures
  • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
  • A mastering of knowledge in the industry’s best practices

Core Competencies

  • Oversees the set up and stocking of stations with all necessary supplies
  • Prepares food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces)
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
  • Answer, report, and following instructions from the Chef/Kitchen Manager, Front of House Manager, or General Manager
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
  • Stock inventory appropriately
  • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety  standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates all skills and abilities of Cook III
  • Mastering the knowledge of working all stations in the kitchen efficiently with no management direction
  • Demonstrates the ability to remain calm under  pressure
  • Communicates effectively with staff and management
  • Consistently leads by example, developing Cook I and Cook II
  • Capable of training new employees on all stations
  • Ability to expedite and call tickets in an organized and timely fashion while ensuring correct modifications
  • Shows a love and passion for cooking

Job Features

Job CategoryCook, Hourly

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