- Job ID 6688
- Job Company Full Package
- CAREER LEVEL Senior
A Senior Cook is responsible for overseeing and executing the preparation and cooking of food in a restaurant, hotel, or other food service establishment. The job description for a Senior Cook typically includes the following duties and responsibilities:
- Prepare and cook food: A Senior Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking food in accordance with recipes and quality standards. They must ensure that all dishes are properly seasoned, cooked to perfection, and presented in an attractive manner.
- Oversee kitchen staff: The Senior Cook must oversee and manage the performance of kitchen staff, including line cooks and prep cooks. They are responsible for training, scheduling, and providing guidance and direction to staff members.
- Maintain cleanliness and safety: The Senior Cook is responsible for ensuring that the kitchen and all kitchen equipment are kept clean and sanitary at all times. They must oversee the cleaning and sanitation of food preparation areas, utensils, and equipment, and ensure that all cleaning schedules are followed.
- Monitor inventory: The Senior Cook is responsible for monitoring inventory levels, ordering supplies and ingredients, and ensuring that all items are properly stored and rotated.
- Ensure compliance: The Senior Cook must ensure that all kitchen operations comply with food safety and health regulations, as well as company policies and procedures.
- Create and modify recipes: The Senior Cook may be responsible for creating and modifying recipes to meet customer needs and preferences. They must have a deep understanding of food preparation techniques and ingredient combinations.
- Manage budgets: The Senior Cook must manage budgets and control costs, working within the confines of the company’s financial resources.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 5-7 years of experience working in a kitchen or food service environment, with at least 2 years in a senior or supervisory role
- Knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations
- Experience managing and supervising kitchen staff
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Creativity and flexibility in menu planning and food preparation
- Familiarity with kitchen equipment and cooking techniques.