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Cook

POSITION: Cook
DEPARTMENT: Savor....Food & Beverage
REPORTS TO: Executive Chef
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt Hourly

SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has excellent and immediate openings for Cooks at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Cook reports to the Executive Chef and prepares and serves hot and/or cold food items, in accordance with SMG's Universal Service Standards and applicable Operational Standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Properly prepares, measures, and portions all food items in a timely manner. Complies with all quality standards, department rules, policies and procedures
* Utilizes and sets up kitchen equipment to prepare food items such as: knives, slicers, whips, pots, pans, warmers, steamers, grills, ovens, etc.; properly uses ALL kitchen equipment
* Ensures proper food temperatures are maintained, food is stored correctly and ensures freshness and quality of all menu items
* Packages all products to proper specifications
* 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
* Uses waste control guidelines and records all waste on spoilage sheet
* Performs other duties assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Ability to read and understand recipes and food abbreviations
* Pleasant and friendly; ability to adhere to Universal Service Standards
* Ability to communicate with others and work in a fast-paced environment
* Attentive and detailed oriented and capable of following procedures and taking directions
* Basic math skills; ability to understand, calculate and follow recipe measurements and proportions

Physical Requirements
* Manual dexterity sufficient to chop, mix, blend, whip etc. a variety of foods and liquids
* Ability to lift and carry large pans from ovens or freezers, weighing up to 50lbs and operate dangerous kitchen equipment
* Ability to move rapidly and coordinate multiple orders
* Ability to complete required pre-employment food service training
* Standing and walking for entire length of shift
* Frequently required to reach up to 6-7 feet, twist at waist, bending and squatting
* Pushing and pulling occasionally, to move equipment, mops and brooms

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

Education & Experience
* High school education is desired; participation/enrollment in culinary program a plus
* Minimum of 6 months- 1 year previous experience in back-of-the-house foodservice position preferred
* Must be at least 18 years of age

TO APPLY:

Complete an SMG application and return it to:

Human Resources
Pinnacle Bank Arena
400 Arena Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508
EMAIL: hr@pinnaclebankarena.com
FAX: 402 904-5601
No Phone Calls
SMG participates in E-Verify

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Date Opened: 11/14/13
Until Closed: Until Filled

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