Assistant Cook at The Kahala Resort
Assists in the preparation, cooking and serving of hot and cold food for the restaurants, room service, banquet or cafeteria according to The Kahala Hotel & Resort Oriental's high standards of quality. May be assigned to handle a short order station for all meals; may set up and serve buffet.
•Prepares, cooks and serves food according to the hotel's standard recipes. Prepares all the prep work for soups, sauces, salads. Makes bread crumbs, grates cheese, chips shallots and garlic, clarifies butter, peels onions, and chops parsley. Visually inspects, selects and uses food items of the highest quality in the preparation of all menu items.
•Supplies assigned work stations with all needed products and culinary equipment for prompt production. Requires lifting and transporting of products weighing up to 50 lbs. and with the assistance of a hand cart/truck up to 300 lbs.
•Stores all food in refrigerated boxes including covers, labels and dates, using the proper
containers to protect against waste and spoilage.
•Sets-up and replenishes buffets. Runs the omelette station in restaurant and banquet buffet.
•Ensures all equipment in working areas are clean and in proper working condition. Performs general/routine cleaning tasks using standard hotel cleaning products as assigned by the supervisor in adherence to health standards.
•Report all suspicious persons or activities and hazardous or unsafe conditions to the Security Department.
•Provide instruction and/or guidance for guest and employee safety in fire or other emergency situations.
•Respond to all guest questions. Provide guest assistance, direction and information as requested when working in public areas.
• Keeps floors dry and clean to avoid slip/fall accidents.
• Performs a variety of other duties as assigned.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Must have basic knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking.
• Must have basic knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation.
•Must have knowledge of operating all kitchen equipment (i.e. stoves, ovens, broilers, slicers, steamers, kettles, etc.)
•Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements and portion sizes.
• One(1) to two(2) years cooking experience required.
• Experience in a medium sized resort with multiple food and beverage outlets preferred.
Licenses or Certification
• Certification of tuberculosis clearance required.
• CPR and Standard First Aid Certification preferred.
• Kitchen Sanitation Certificate preferred.
• Ability to perform duties in confined spaces
•Must maintain a neat, clean and well groomed appearance as outlined in the employee
•Must be able to work varying shifts and maintain attendance in accordance with the
hotel's attendance policy.
•Ability to read and write the English language in order to read recipes and communicate
with other employees.