FiveStar Lifestyles, LLC
6325 Lewis Street
Parkville, MO 64152
Job Description Summary
The FiveStar Lifestyles Cook works with the Culinary Team in preparing food to be served to members and guests in an accurate and timely manner, complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards.Job Description
Assist with the preparation and service of menu items including pantry items, salads, soups, sauces and pre-preparation of ingredients for entrees.
Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that the excellence, quality, temperature and appearance of food is preserved.
Cook food to order in a timely manner, including grilling sauteing, baking and blanching while keeping ticket orders down.
Correctly prepare and cook all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.
Complete food temperature checks before service.
Assist with banquet preparation, cooking and service.
Collaborate with both the Culinary Team and Service Team to ensure service to guests is perfect.
Prepare daily orders and organize components of food needed for preparation for assigned areas.
Ensure that supplies, food and approved substitutions are available in time for service.
Follow the organized preparation list to accomplish tasks within time restraints and limits prior to service.
Correctly prepare all food served following standardized recipes made by Chefs and the FiveStar Lifestyles Leadership Team.
Complete the rotation of food items and daily dating of prepared food to ensure the freshest product is served to guests.
Follow all established food production programs and procedures.
Practice and observe proper food preparation and handling techniques.
Clean all kitchen equipment by sanitizing all surfaces, sweeping and scrubbing the floors and walls.
Keep all kitchen work areas clean and organized at all times.
Comply with established sanitation standards, including personal hygiene and health standards.
Represent FiveStar Lifestyles in a professional manner at all times.
Perform other related tasks as assigned.
Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Excel working in a team environment.
Strong use of analytical and critical thinking processes.
Exceptional time management.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate required, Culinary education preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years of previous kitchen experience.
Knowledge of basic knife skills and various kitchen equipment and tools.
Knowledge of food safety procedures and regulations, as well as time and temperature knowledge.
Food Handlers Certification required.
ServeSafe Certification required.
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.