FT Gourmet Chef 028 (6539)
Giant Eagle - Columbus, OH

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Cooks are involved in all aspects of the day-to-day Central Kitchen/Market District operations. The Cook is also directly responsible for food preparation, food quality, merchandising, customer service, and food safety standards. The Cook is also responsible for ongoing/constant food education of associates and customers, constantly working to increase profitability and promote future growth of the Central Kitchen/Market District.

Job Responsibilities
  • Actively support a culture of safety which includes, but is not limited to, food safety, Team Member safety and customer safety.
  • Display a commitment to learn about food and share food knowledge with fellow team members and customers.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn, understand, and communicate the Market District Passion for Food philosophy, which includes the willingness to taste and experience new product offerings.Participate in in-store team meetings and/or regional department manager meetings as needed. Maintain awareness of competitive activity and new trends in the business and communicate ideas for improvement to the Seafood Manager.
  • Actively demonstrate appropriate suggestive selling techniques.
    Provide active sampling opportunities, when appropriate.
  • Conduct business, at all times, with a clear understanding that customer service is a significant point of difference for the Market District banner. Every interaction, whether with an internal or external customer, is to be conducted with the highest degree of integrity and with an understanding that the end result is to deliver service in an unparalleled manner.
  • Actively participate in, and promote, an environment which embraces diversity, inclusion, and respect for Team Members, Customers, Vendors, and the Community.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by ensuring that all Food Safety, Food Holding, Temperature, and OSHA standards are met.
  • In conjunction with the Kitchen Manager/Prepared Foods Manager, manage inventories weekly. Prepare food ingredients, and products that allow for efficient management of the business. Assist Department Manager with monthly inventory taking process.
  • Meet or exceed budgeted guidelines for food cost percentage. Minimize product waste and ensure that production is followed strictly on a day-to-day basis.
  • Maintain accurate department records to ensure documentation of activities is available.
  • Participate in the preparation and production of catering and all food areas.
  • Establish a positive work environment that enables the Team Members to grow creatively and professionally, while maintaining a high level of moral and building a Passion for Food.
  • Monitor adherence to Company policies, procedures, and standards to ensure the Company requirements are met.
  • Follow strict recipe and merchandising guidelines to ensure that company direction is adhered to.
  • Participate with the business group in quarterly reviews and training sessions. Participate in training classes for new and existing programs.
    Participate in in-store team meetings and/or regional department manager meetings as needed. Maintain awareness of competitive activity and new trends in the business and communicate ideas for improvement to the Kitchen Manager.
    Other functions at Manager's discretion.
  • Responsible for controlling some expense within a department.
  • None

Education and Training Required
  • Associates Degree Culinary Degree or Equivalent (1 year hands on Cooking and 3-5 years in cooking environment

Experience Required
  • 3 to 5 years

Experience Desired

  • Food Safety Awareness

  • Culinary Awards or accreditations

  • Culinary Degree

  • Associates in related field

Age Requirement
  • At least 18 years of age

Competencies Required
  • Adaptability
  • Customer Focused
  • Gets Things Done
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Respect for Self and Others

Work Environment
  • Cold Prep Rooms
  • Cooler
  • Extreme Outdoor temperatures
  • Freezer
  • Fryers/Grease
  • Hot Ovens
  • Dust

Physical requirements
  • Bending
  • Carrying Up to 50 pounds
  • Matching
  • Operating Equipment
  • Pulling
  • Sorting
  • Standing
  • Grasping
  • Hearing (auditory)
  • Lifting Up to 50 pounds
  • Pushing
  • Reading
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Sight or Peripheral Vision
  • Telephone Usage
  • Communication (verbal)
  • Walking
  • Writing
  • Data Entry
  • Bending
  • Carrying Up to 50 pounds
  • Climbing
  • Grasping
  • Hearing (auditory)
  • Lifting Up to 50 pounds
  • Operating Equipment
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reading
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Sight or Peripheral Vision
  • Standing
  • Telephone Usage
  • Twisting
  • Communication (verbal)
  • Unloading
  • Walking
  • Weighing
  • Writing

Equipment Used
  • Adding Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dolly
  • Ice Machine
  • Knives
  • Lang Oven
  • Merry Chef (Oven)
  • Microwave
  • Motorola Hand Held Gun (Receiving)
  • Panini Grill
  • Power Washer
  • Proofer
  • Shrink Wrap Machine
  • Texlon Ordering Machine
  • Watchguard Detergent Dispenser
  • Chopper
  • Conventional Oven
  • Calculator
  • Copier
  • Auto Wrapper
  • Cardboard Baler
  • Carts
  • Compactor
  • Crisping Sink
  • Dumpster
  • Electric/Manual Jacks
  • Heat Seal Gun
  • Intercom
  • Kiosk Terminal
  • Label Gun
  • Lobster Pot
  • Manual Wrapper
  • Ordering Machine
  • Periscope
  • Pineapple Corer
  • Plastic Baler
  • Power jacks
  • Pressure Hose
  • Pressure Washer
  • Price Gun
  • Receiving Gun
  • Safety Cutter
  • Scale Labeler
  • Scale
  • Shop Vacuum
  • Shredder
  • Shrink Wrapper
  • Slicer
  • Stanley Doors
  • Steam Machine
  • Telxon
  • Trash compactor
  • U-Boats
  • WalkieTalkie
  • Wrapper

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