Maintain adherence to sanitation/health regulations and requirements. Meet with the Chef to review assignments, anticipate business levels, changes, and other information. Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food so that they are ready for service. Continue preparation work between meal services. Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist. Monitor food quality while preparing food. Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment. Test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling, or piercing them with utensils. Ensure proper portion, arrangement, and food garnish are served. Serve food in proper portions onto proper receptacle. Anticipate and communicate any assistance needed during busy periods. Be aware of food and labor costs and monitor food levels to minimize waste and maintain controls to meet forecasted food costs and identify instances of shortages when items may run out. Inform the Chef of any excess food items that can be used in daily specials or elsewhere. Direct and assist Stewards to maximize clean-up efficiency. Provide new ideas to and run the department in the absence of the Chef and Sous Chef. Use kitchen tools safely and appropriately. Wash and disinfect kitchen area, tables, tools, knives, and equipment. Check and ensure the correctness of the temperature of appliances and food.
Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report maintenance needs, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; complete safety training and certifications. Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional. Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards. Speak with others using clear and professional language. Support team to reach common goals; listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees. Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 10 pounds without assistance. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested.
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