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Tournade Cook A

Company: HMSHost
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Job Description:

Summary:

The Tournade Cook is responsible for coordinating food production, preparation and presentation, and is

able to rotate through all food stations to ensure a high quality product is served to the customer. This

role will perform a variety of duties in the preparation and cooking of various food products. In addition,

this is a high-profile position in which communication with customers is imperative. The Tournade Cook is

responsible for communicating any potential problems to the manager on duty, providing the highest level

of service to customers and associates at all times, and performing all responsibilities as directed by

assigned management. This is a non-exempt position which reports to the Manager, Assistant Manager

or Operations Director, depending upon local requirements.

Essential Functions:

Follows, and gives instructions for, recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning,

cooking, tasting, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats vegetables,

desserts and other food and beverage products

Tastes products, follows menus, estimates food requirements, checks production and keeps

records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and

equipment as needed

Handles organic and specialty ingredients

Speaks professionally and courteously with customers in regards to the product and brand

Maintains quality control for all products, including monitoring freshness of product daily

Acquires an in-depth understanding of ingredient specifications and seasonal variability

Coordinates food output with the other cooks

Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment

Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards

Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; measures and mixes ingredients; washes, peels, cuts

and shreds fruits and vegetables

Stocks, dates, rotates and checks temperature of product

Fully understands the menu, ingredients and nutritional content, and is able to communicate that

information clearly to customers

Receives, stocks, moves and lifts food and beverage products and supplies

Complies with HMSHost and franchise policies as well as those of all applicable regulatory

agencies including rules of the Airport Authority

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:

Requires minimum of 3-4 year(s) of closely related cooking experience, working in a high volume

casual dining restaurant environment

Requires advanced food knowledge pertaining to Soups, Sauces and Pantry

Must have and be able to teach excellent knife cutting skills

Must have and be able to teach dry and moist cooking principles

Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards

Requires working knowledge of a variety of kitchen equipment; grill, fryer, slicers, and ovens

Must have exceptional skills in handling organic and specialty ingredients and quality control

Must be able to adapt to changes in new menu items and cooking techniques

Must have the skills to teach basic food and kitchen principles related to food handling and food

handling systems, controls and food safety

Must have the skills and qualifications to teach second and third cooks in all aspects of the back

of the house

Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Must have the ability to complete multiple tasks/heavy volume under time constraints

Must have working knowledge of weights, measures and various cooking techniques

Must have ability to set and organize all work areas in the kitchen such as cooks service line and

preparation

Must have good communication and customer service skills

Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and

policy documents, as well as converse comfortably and professionally with individuals

Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor

Requires the ability to lift and/or move 40 lbs

Requires the ability to bend, twist and stand for extended periods of time to perform normal job

functions

Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions

Frequently works in hot environment

To learn more about HMSHost and additional career opportunities, visit https://www.hmshost.com/.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

Keywords: HMSHost, St. Louis , Tournade Cook A, Hospitality & Tourism , Saint Louis, Missouri

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