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The Disney Parks & Resorts culture is enchanting and unique, and we have found a kindred spirit in the living heritage and graceful rhythm of O’ahu. Planned upon 21 acres of oceanfront, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, welcomes guests in true local fashion, calling on your natural passion and Aloha spirit to help us cultivate an experience that is upbeat, colorful, and rooted in tradition. Here, you will form close connections with cast members and watch neighbors become friends. While our guests take home happiness, the legends of O’ahu will become as much a part of them as they are of you.

Cook 1 - Full Time

Job ID 497490BR Location Kapolei, Hawaii, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Aulani Category Aulani Date posted 10/20/2017
Experienced Cook 1 is responsible for execution of all menu categories and specific recipes for all kitchen/bakery menu items including timing, quality, temperature, portion, and presentation. They are also responsible for overseeing all daily operations all restaurant locations and will be assisting with all overall culinary supervision promoting a fun working environment. Will also partner with Front of House to ensure Cast training/knowledge of product ensuring a smooth operation. They will be responsible for overseeing operation in the absence of a sous chef.

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of all cooking techniques such as braising, baking, roasting (oven or rotating spit) and high level skillet/sauté work
  • Proficient in all stations in the kitchen and multiple cooking skills including: Pastry, Sauté, Fry, Grill, Pantry, Prep and Expo positions
  • Knowledge of all kitchen equipment, including adjusting thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters and steam kettles
  • May create intricate specialty hors d’oeuvres (garde manger work) for high-end banquets and fine dining
  • Proven ability to create menus, recipes & production procedures
  • May be required to write and price custom menus for banquet events
  • Ability to inventory product, read menus (BEOs, Private Dining Orders, Restaurant Orders) and estimate food requirements to create a production plan
  • Responsible for weekly schedules and daily food orders
  • Assist with providing overall culinary supervision including recognition programs and appreciation events
  • Partner with Front of House to ensure Cast training/product knowledge to ensure smooth operation
  • Knowledge of basic butchering
  • Working knowledge of cost controls
  • Maintains standards and specifications related to food preparation/handling on a daily basis
  • Execution of all menu categories and specific recipes for each menu item including timing, quality, temperature, portion and presentation
  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of food safety and sanitation guidelines including temperature requirements and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) while understanding the science in cooking temperatures
  • Responsible for checking and maintaining proper temperatures throughout preparation, cooling, holding and serving of food items including adjusting thermostat controls to regulate temperatures
  • Observes and tests food being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing with cooking utensil to determine that food is cooked properly, according to specifications
  • Cleans kitchen equipment
  • Ability to handle special dietary requests and to work with guests requiring special requests due to dietary concerns

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience in culinary field/high volume restaurant or Culinary Degree and 3 years related experience
  • Strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with coaching and motivating employees
  • Adept at troubleshooting and can calmly handle difficult situations
  • Proven ability to create, read and understand recipes
  • Strong organizational skills; Ability to lead a team in a very fast paced environment
  • Exhibits a positive, friendly and helpful attitude to our guests and fellow cast members
  • Motivates and encourages cast members through daily reinforcement and coaching
  • Demonstrates excellent guest service skills and is able to give appropriate service recovery
  • Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for working in the kitchen. Proven knowledge of culinary techniques and terminology
  • Ability to work with technology (plate costing buffet system, CAFÉ system, KDS, Work brain)
  • Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, weekends, holidays and special events
Physical Requirements:
  • Constantly walking/standing
  • Occasionally pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs frequently up to 75 lbs
  • Constantly lifting up to 10 lbs, frequently up to 25 lbs, occasionally up to 50-75 lbs (when retrieving bulk items from storage)
  • Frequently bending/twisting/kneeling (cooking at different stations, reaching for utensils)
  • Frequent use of hands, wrist motion, grasping
  • Works primarily indoors, but may be exposed to outdoors (special events when needed)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Vocation school training or high school certification
  • Culinary Education Degree or equivalent
  • Certification from CIA or Equivalent
  • Basic Wine Knowledge
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a Restaurant Management related role
  • Recommendation from school
  • Food Safety Certification or Equivalent

Company Overview

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

SCHEDULE AVAILABILTY
Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and some shifts may start as early as 5:00am while some may end as late as 3:00am, 4:00am or 5:00am.

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