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Prep Cook

Company: Guest Services, Inc.
Location: Big Sur
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

GREAT PEOPLE | GREAT BENEFITS | JOIN OUR ALL-STAR TEAM

Prep Cook

The Big Sur Lodge, managed by Guest Services, is now hiring Prep Cooks as we prepare to reopen our food and beverage operations this spring. Previous food service experience is a plus and candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Nestled deep in the mighty redwood forest of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur Lodge has long been a haven for writers, artists, seekers of beauty, and weary travelers in search of the peace and majesty that the ancient redwoods bestow on body and soul. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is often called "mini-Yosemite" for its natural splendors. With the rugged central California Pacific coastline to the west and the dramatic Santa Lucia mountain range to the east, Big Sur Lodge offers a rejuvenating escape from the hectic pace of everyday life.

Join our amazing team at the Big Sur Lodge, which is well known for its exquisite beauty, dramatic vistas, and temperate climates. We work together every day to provide an amazing experience for our guests and team members alike!

This position pays $14-15/hour. We have both Seasonal and Regular opportunities available!

Our team members enjoy amazing benefits such as*:

  • Low cost, dorm style housing available for non-local team members/a generous commuting stipend for local team members

  • Employer provided meals

  • Free parking

  • Discounts in our retail shop and restaurant

  • Discounts on lodging (based on availability)

  • Complimentary camping opportunities

  • Health insurance options

  • 401K savings plan

  • Paid time off

  • Employee discounts at recreational and lodging facilities nationwide

  • And more!

  • Benefits may vary depending on employment type

We also encourage our team members to take advantage of the property! Whether you enjoy a slow morning walk or prefer a vigorous hike through the numerous footpaths of this breathtaking 1,006-acre state park, you'll be welcomed by some of the most scenic wonders our country has to offer.

Apply today to join our All-star team!

JOB SUMMARY

The Prep Cook assists the Cook by preparing ingredients, keeping the kitchen clean and orderly, and by performing some of the simpler cooking functions as assigned according to the menu.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare and cook food items according to recipes, daily menus and supervisor's instructions.
  • Take temperatures at regular intervals and maintains foods in sufficient quantities while minimizing over-produced waste.
  • Ensure proper presentation of all food items.
  • Assist in maintaining kitchen sanitation and equipment cleaning schedule.
  • Loading and unloading of inventory from trucks.

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

  • Partial High School education; High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent preferred.
  • Food Safety Certification. Strong sanitation habits.
  • Strong customer service abilities; actively looks for ways to assist customers and coworkers.
  • Ability to recognize when a problem has occurred and communicate it to management.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment.
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for the entire work day.
  • Climbing steps regularly.
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in freezer, refrigerator walk-in and grill areas.
  • Reading and writing work-related documents in English.
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by co-workers.
  • Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced kitchen.
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties.

EQUIPMENT USED

  • Commercial Kitchen Machinery, Appliances, Tools, and Utensils

Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: Guest Services, Inc., Salinas , Prep Cook, Other , Big Sur, California

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