Cook- Norfolk

Spirit Cruises Norfolk , VA 23510

Posted 3 months ago

Job title: Cook I & II

Department: Food & Beverage

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Chef, Sous Chef, or Supervisor on duty

Job Summary:

Inspired by our commitment to excellence, Shipmates at our Company* create unforgettable memories for our guests. The successful Cook is technically competent in food preparation and production, contributes to general galley operations including receiving and storing provisions, is hospitable and cordial to coworkers and guests, and acts safely and responsibly.

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect food preparation and service areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices

  • Provide exceptional hospitality to coworkers and guests as prescribed in Our Service System (OSS)

  • Prepare high-quality food following prescribed recipes and production specifications

  • Receive and organize hot line food orders; portion, arrange, and garnish food for service

  • Receive and store food and supplies using proper food-handling techniques including stock rotation and monitoring temperatures of perishable products

  • Assist in routine cleaning of galley including daily cleaning of equipment and implements, sanitizing food preparation surfaces, and mopping floors

Additional Duties- Cook II

  • Greet guests as they enter premise

  • Describe dishes to guest

  • Deliver food to expediting station

  • Maintain buffet areas in accordance with food runner training manual

  • Monitor and maintain buffet food and supplies throughout service

  • Stock hot boxes on the deck with ample food for service according to par levels

  • Complete Buffet Maintenance Checklist and present to manager for review

  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of galley and service areas

  • Efficiently and promptly deliver hot and cold food items to the dining cabin from the galley

  • Set up and organize holding ovens and cold holding areas for service

  • Assist in serving starting and dessert courses to guests

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Be prepared to begin work at scheduled time

  • Maintain uniform and personal grooming in compliance with appearance standards

  • Other duties as assigned by the manager or supervisor on duty


The successful Cook will enable professional and prompt food service, be favorably viewed by supervisors and peers, and be swift and efficient in the execution of assigned duties. Performance will be measured by management evaluation, and peer feedback. High performers will be selected to learn new skills; compensation will reflect an employee's overall contribution to the operation.

Job Specifications / qualifications:

  • At least one (1) year previous kitchen experience preferred

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality essential

  • Will be closely supervised; must be able to take direction

  • Must be able to effectively understand and convey written and verbal information to coworkers and guests

  • Must possess a service orientation actively looking for ways to help others

  • Will work for extended periods without sitting

  • The nature of the work may be strenuous and the work environment may be warm

  • Required to lift and move heavy items such as cases of provisions and large containers of prepared foods

  • Will be required to be available for work on all major holidays

  • Must meet minimum state age requirements

  • Per maritime law, must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident

  • For purposes of this job description only, references to the 'Company' are to the following subsidiaries of Entertainment Cruises Inc.: Premier Yachts, Inc., Mystic Blue Cruises, Inc., Seadog Ventures, Inc., and Spirit Cruises, LLC. You are employed by one of these subsidiaries, not by Entertainment Cruises Inc.

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