Kitchen Assistant
The Cliffs Communities - Sunset, SC

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JOB DUTIES:
  • Assists cooks in their tasks.
  • Obtains necessary products and small equipment items required for food preparation.
  • Carefully follows standard recipes while preparing all assigned items.
  • Follows manufacturers’ instructions when operating food production and serving equipment.
  • Consistently uses safe and sanitary food handling practices.
  • Returns soiled food preparation utensils and other smallware items to the proper areas.
  • Washes all wares in dishwashing machine or by hand according to the highest sanitation standards.
  • Polishes all silverware, platters, and chafing dishes.
  • Collects trash from kitchen areas; empties garbage cans and washes and re-lines with new bags. Breaks down boxes, crates, and removes debris.
  • Examines garbage for misplaced silverware, dishes, glassware, and other reusable items.
  • Washes and polishes all stainless steel in the kitchen including shelves, dish cabinets, ice machines, coffee area, refrigerators, walk-ins, etc.
  • Washes and cleans receiving, trash, and other kitchen-related areas.
  • Sweeps and mops kitchen floors.
  • Stores all dishes and other wares in proper areas.
  • Cleans dish machine and dish area after each meal period.
  • Performs other tasks such as assisting in food preparation, storing foods after delivery and cleaning coolers, freezers, and storerooms.
  • Maintains inventories of soap, chemicals, and paper towels.
  • Transfers supplies and equipment between storage and work areas.
  • Handles all china and glassware carefully to minimize breakage.
  • Continuously inspects floors in kitchen areas to assure they remain clean, clear of debris and dry.
  • Assists in completing weekly kitchen cleaning and maintenance list.
  • Cleans and safely stores all brooms, mops, and other cleaning equipment in their proper places.
  • Observe guidelines related to the maintenance of safe working conditions in the kitchen.
  • Maintain professional standards and codes of conduct as set forth by Cliffs Associate Handbook.
  • Assist with other duties as instructed by Executive Chef or Sous Chef.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • 1 year general kitchen work related experience preferred.
  • Basic knife skills.
  • Knowledge of health department regulations.
  • Basic English language communication skills with ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Pleasant personality and professional appearance.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends, and holidays

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to continuously stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to bend, twist, stoop, push, pull, climb stairs, reach overhead, and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work under strenuous and heated conditions.
  • Ability to handle sharp utensils and operate food production equipment.
  • Ability to work under extended exposure to steam and hot water and cleaning chemicals.

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Founded in 1991 by Jim Anthony, The Cliffs Communities is devoted to the sensible development of luxury residential communities and other...