Cafe Cook - (Independence Grove)

Catering By Michael's Green Oaks , IL 60048

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for something unique and Rewarding? Looking to be an integral part of a fast paced, dynamic company? We're looking for high energy staff passionate about food and cooking to be part of our culinary team.

Works as a member of the Catering by Michaels culinary cafe team at Events at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL.


Assists in all food preparation using cooking methods and procedures that comply with Catering by Michaels specifications and standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Key Tasks and Responsibilities):

  • Reports to work on time, practices positive personal hygiene and cleanliness habits, including maintaining a clean uniform.

  • Sets up work station to include all food items, preparation equipment, food ingredients, small wares and supplies needed for effective operation.

  • Correctly seasons, cooks and displays all work station food products to ensure that all food is prepared and served to Catering by Michael's standards. Prepares all food products according to Catering by Michael's standards, procedures, and recipes.

  • Checks, prior to the start of the shift, the par and stock levels of all food items per prep sheets, menus, and equipment to ensure sufficient quantity for business.

  • Cleans kitchen, cooler and storage. These areas include but are not limited to: kitchen floors, loading docks, mats, windows, trash cans, racks.

  • Maintains the highest degree of sanitation, cleanliness and food safety of the work area, including but not limited to counter tops, stovetops, fryers, floors, walls, shelving and coolers.

  • Completes job duties while adhering to all safety guidelines and practices. Immediately reports any unsafe conditions, accidents and/or injuries.

  • Efficiently carries out all station closing duties, and assists other kitchen personnel in completing closing duties and special cleaning jobs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (Minimum Requirements):

  • Must be able to lift, handle and carry food, supplies, small wares, equipment, supplies and paper goods at a minimum of 50 pounds constantly and up to 100 pounds occasionally.

  • Must be able to constantly stand and exert well-paced mobility for a period up to 4 hours in length.

  • Must be able to bend, kneel, stoop, reach and squat on a frequent basis to obtain and store stock supplies and equipment.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and listen to supervisors, employees, vendors and customers.

  • Must be able to taste in order to distinguish between flavors, spices, temperatures, mouth feel and smell to distinguish odors and scents, including the appeal and level of intensity for all food and beverage products.

  • Must be able to work in an environment of extreme cold (30 degrees) and heat (above 100 degrees) that may include fumes, odors, dust, smoke and loud noises.

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