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Lead Cook

Company: Delaware North
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Our Exciting Work EnvironmentThe Denver International Airport is the international gateway to the great Rocky Mountains. Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services proudly operates Boulder Beer Taphouse, Red Rocks Bar, and Denver Central Market - providing care and comfort to people away from home. Whether you are working in the front or back of the house, you play an important part in putting our guests at ease from the stress of traveling.The OpportunityThese positions are full-time. Multiple shifts available during airport operations hours of 5 AM to 10 PM. You'll earn money at a job you'll love while working alongside great crewmembers.That's not all; we offer great benefits such as:

  • Free RTD Eco Pass or Free Airport Parking
  • Free meal per shift
  • Free Uniform
  • One week of vacation after 1 year
  • Paid sick days earned annually
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k match up to 3%
  • Referral bonuses up to $250 per referral hired
  • Unlimited growth potential with a global hospitality company
  • And much more!Full on the job training will be provided with a focus on service delivery, menu knowledge and an understanding of the Delaware North story.If you have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, you've got the ticket to this unique opportunity.Put yourself in the "pilot's seat" - and see your career take off! Apply today!Essential Functions:
    • Supervises all kitchen staff, including Prep Cooks
    • Assist in the training
    • Assist with scheduling of staff
    • Enforce all departmental and organizational policies and procedures
    • Prepares food to specifications before and during unit operations.
    • Properly measures and portions all food items. Complies with all portion sizes, quality standards, department rules, policies and procedures.
    • Cooks all food to proper specifications in a timely manner.
    • Utilizes kitchen equipment to prepare food items such as: knives, slicers, whips, pots, pans, warmers, steamers, grills, ovens, etc.
    • Ensures proper food temperatures are maintained and food is stored correctly.
    • Ensures freshness and quality of all menu items.
    • Performs opening, closing and side work duties as instructed and according proper guidelines.
    • Keeps workstation and equipment clean, organized, sanitized, and sufficiently stocked.
    • Follows and upholds all health codes and sanitation regulations.
    • Sets up and operates kitchen equipment
    • Maintain a safe work and customer environment
    • Monitor and order food products and supplies
    • Account for all food and labor costs
    • Perform inventory and food quality control measures
    • Maintain current knowledge of menu and products
    • Prioritize tasks, handles multiple projects simultaneously, organize and delegate assignments
    • Ability to utilize BirchStreet Procurement system
    • Conduct employee-counseling sessions including verbal and written corrective action reports
    • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skill
    • Issues and addresses corrective counseling
    • Role model the GuestPath Universal Service Standards interacting positively through relationships with guests, coworkers, and supervisors displaying genuine concern and mutual respect for people's needs
    • Greet customers positively, treating each person as an individual and in a professional manner
    • Demonstrate skill in dealing with customer complaints, using active listening skills to defuse difficult and sometimes emotionally charged situations to maintain the customer's goodwill
    • Understand the goals and vision of the organization, and demonstrate commitment to those goals in terms of individual and team performance
    • Complete other duties as assignedExperience Required:
      • Culinary Arts Degree, Certificate or Apprenticeship preferred
      • Minimum of 1 year- 3 years previous experience in back-of-the-house foodservice position preferredKnowledge, Skills & Abilities:
        • Able to teach basic knife skills, cooking techniques and sanitation guidelines
        • Ability to read and understand recipes and food abbreviations.
        • Ability to communicate with others
        • Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages
        • Attentive and detailed oriented.
        • Capable of following procedures and taking directions.
        • Standing and walking 100% of time in a fast paced and busy environment
        • Ability to obtain ServeSafe Certification
        • Ability to obtain Arkansas Racing and Gaming Commission LicensePhysical Requirements & Environmental Working Conditions:
          • Kitchen environment - noise levels may be moderate to high
          • Works frequently in a hot and damp environment.
          • In contact with sharp knives, slicers, boiling liquids, hot pans, etc.
          • Hazards include, but are not limited to, cuts from broken glass, metal cans, scalds and burns, slipping and tripping.
          • Frequently immerses hands in water.
          • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequentlyWho We AreTake your career beyond the ordinary-to the extraordinary.At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it's in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there's no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision, grow with us.Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at .All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment background check and may be subject to a pre-employment drug test depending upon the position and/or client requirements.Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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