Lead Cook - University of Kentucky - Retail

  • Aramark
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers Sales and Marketing

Job Description

Overview:
The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on , and .

Description:
Position Summary: The Lead Cook is responsible for cooking and preparing food according to recipes and production guidelines while adhering to food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. The individual should safely handle knives and equipment such as grills, fryers, ovens, broilers, etc. The Lead Cook may be responsible for oversight or delegation of responsibilities within the culinary operation. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs.

Essential Functions:

Schedules and assigns daily work assignments to a food service team and oversees the completion of tasks

Trains and guides staff on job duties, proper food safety and sanitation procedures, cooking methods, etc.

Cooks and prepare a variety of food according to production guidelines and standardized recipes

Sets up workstation with all needed ingredients and equipment

Prepares ingredients by measuring, weighing, mixing, chopping, trimming, and peeling food items

Safely utilizes a variety of utensils including knifes

Operates equipment such as ovens, stoves, slicers, mixers, etc.

Bakes, roasts, broils, steams, and uses a variety of cooking methods on meat, vegetables, and other foods

Arranges, garnishes, and portions food according to established guidelines

Properly stores food by adhering to food safety policies and procedures

Cleans and sanitizes work areas, equipment, and utensils

Maintains excellent customer service and positive attitude towards guest, customers, clients, co-workers, etc.

Adheres to Aramark safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation

Ensures security of company assets

Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager

Qualifications:
Previous experience as a supervisor in a related role preferred

Experience as a cook or in a related role required

Ability to work independently with limited supervision required

Proven knowledge of the basic principles of food preparation, various cooking methods, and food safety regulations such as proper food handling, sanitation, and storage

Must be able to obtain food safety certification

Demonstrates basic math and counting skills

Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of up to 25 lbs.