The Edgewater
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Position Description: 

An experienced cook who can accurately and efficiently cook meats,  fish, vegetables, soups and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation and presentation, including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates. 

Position Duties:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items using recipes for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period. 
  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, saut burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
  • Maintains a respectful attitude toward all team members, both front and back of house.
  • Handles, stores and rotates all products properly.
  • Completes required tasks within assigned time frames.
  • Tracks and reports any food waste.
  • Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed.
  • Opens and/or closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen.
  • Cooks only items generated from the restaurant point-of-sale system
  • Performs related duties as needed such as helping to wash dishes, preparing recycling, cleaning around restaurant and help with any other projects as assigned by the chef.
  • If a meal is returned for any reason, correct the problem and report the return to the manager.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chef/hotel management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read/comprehend recipes and restaurant tickets.
  • A minimum of 2 years of cooking experience.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel.
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time.
  • Basic knowledge of kitchen sanitation, safety and serving guests with allergies
  • If Employee is accused of any act involving moral or ethical issues under any law, or any act which casts an unfavorable light upon the association with The Edgewater, any of its affiliate's/ subsidiaries' or employee is accused of performing or committing any act which would could adversely impact The Edgewater, any of its affiliate's events, programs, services, or reputation, or  degrades Employee in the community or which brings Employee into public disrepute, contempt, or scandal, The Edgewater shall have the right to terminate employment.  The determination of whether and to what extent offense's impact shall be made by The Edgewater at its sole discretion whether or not information in regard to information thereto becomes public.
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