ARAMARK Parks and Destinations - Camden, NJ

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Our Parks and Destinations group specializes in serving consumers; recreational and entertainment needs in national and state parks, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums and other day-use cultural attractions.

The scope of our operations includes operating lodging, conference and meeting space, houseboats and other marine activities, retail merchandise shops, fine dining restaurants, and interpretive tours in some of this countrys most pristine protected lands and national parks.

We have been active partners with the National Park Service and various zoos, aquariums, and other cultural attractions for over 20 years, providing high-quality visitor services in numerous locations across the United States in over 12 states. We are considered a premier provider of professional services by clients and competition alike, committed to providing high-quality recreation, hospitality and authentic experiences to clients and visitors from all over the world.

Some of the national and state parks in which we operate include:

Asilomar Conference Center, California

Denali National Park, Alaska

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Lake Powell Resorts and Marina, Arizona

Zephyr Cove Resort & Marinas, Nevada

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Wyoming

Position Summary:
The Cooks primary responsibility is to prepare restaurant menu items. The Cook prepares food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment. The Cook always ensures quality consistency by following recipe cards and production and portion standards. Also, the cook is Responsible for the set up, service and cleaning of kitchen area as directed by executive chef in accordance with ARAMARK standards and safety and sanitation policies. Furthermore, The Cook is highly knowledgeable about all stations of the line including the saut , broiler, fryer and wheel.

Essential Functions:
The Cook sets up the service line in an efficient manner meeting time frame deadlines

The Cook reads and follows recipes preparing cold food items and preparing and cooking hot food items

Must ensure there are daily sufficient prepped foods (keep product levels at required amounts) to ensure the restaurant runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible

May be required to work on pastry production for the restaurant fulfilling restaurant, coffee bar and event needs

Checks for color coordination and eye appeal of all food items, both hot and cold, using appropriate garnishes where practical

Ensure all food orders are completed properly (i.e. proper serving method and correct portion size) and in an efficient manner

Ensure proper handling of all food products and equipment is maintained, to ensure food safety and kitchen standards are adhered to at all times

Ensure line and baking area are kept free from clutter at all times

Ensure cleanliness and high sanitation standards are maintained at all times

Organize and maintain stock rooms and walk-in refrigerators

At the end of the shift, prepare for the next shift by cleaning the line and baking area and returning all food items to designated storage areas - cover and date all perishable items

Must be flexible willing to work a rotational schedule with rotational days off that may include weekends and holidays

Must be well groomed and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times

Assist in preparing employee meals

Should be capable of assuming responsibility for a short period of time without a manager present

Follows cleaning checklist

Must perform all miscellaneous duties assigned by upper management

Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy

Report to work on time and in complete uniform

Other duties as assigned

Status and Scope:
Reports to The Executive Chef

Attention to detail to ensure recipe consistency is vital

Must be able to work independently and finish tasks in a timely manor

Must be able to read and follow recipes

Must be focused on safety and sanitation

Able to follow directions

Perform repetitive tasks

Stand for extended periods of time

Comprehend basic written and verbal communication process

Work in an environment that at times can be hot and humid

Work with a diverse team

Must complete Serve Safe Food Handlers certification

Must be fluent in the English language both spoken and written able to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, ARAMARK Alcohol Regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

Must have at least 2 years experience in ala carte food service / pastry production or equivalent schooling

Position requires an extensive knowledge of basic cooking techniques grilling, saut , griddle, fryer, baking, broiling etc

Position also requires an extensive knowledge of all basic pastry techniques including cake decorating, chocolate and sugar work

Equipment Used:
Oven, Mixer, Grill, Steamer, Calculator, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Chef Knives, Other Cooking Equipment

Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel ( >10%)

Lifting Requirements:
MEDIUM - Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Physical Requirements: BENDING CONSTANT









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