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FT Cook 1 Signature (Fine Dining) - Walt Disney World

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID: 1189955BR Location: Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business: Walt Disney World Resort Date posted: 04/08/2024

Job Summary:

Have you ever pictured yourself working in a signature dining location at Walt Disney World? We are currently looking for Cook 1 Signature Dining Cast Members! We are seeking candidates who bring a passion for culinary arts and a desire to learn that will help you deliver not only Disney-quality meals, but also quality Guest service! You will recreate Disney recipes and, at times, alter recipes to meet certain Guest dietary restrictions. These Culinary Cast Members experience a world of options in our Hotels and Theme Parks, encompassing cuisines from around the world including Five-Diamond dining.

To be considered for Victoria and Alberts, candidates must be receptive to a secondary interview.

The pay rate for this role in Florida is $25.10 per hour.
Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:



  • Maintain standards and specifications related to food preparation and food handling daily, understand measurement requirements
  • Check and maintain proper temperatures throughout the preparation, cooling, holding, and serving of food items
  • Observe and test food being cooked by tasting, smelling, and piercing with cooking utensils to determine that food is cooked properly, according to specifications
  • Clean kitchen equipment
  • Handle special dietary requests and to work with Guest requiring special requests due to dietary concerns
  • Prepare sauces “a la minute” using advanced sauce preparation techniques
  • Prepares confits and compotes
  • Create seasonings, cures and rubs
  • Bone and clean shellfish, cut, trim or grind meats, fish or poultry

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Conversational communication skills are required
  • Minimum 2 years of recent line cook experience; including grill and sauté or a culinary certificate and 1 year of recent line cook experience; including grill and sauté
  • Knowledge of variety of kitchen equipment, including wood/coal burning grills, broilers, dehydrators, sous vide, vector ovens, blast/recirculating chillers and cryovac
  • Proficiency in all stations of the line, including grill and sauté, as well as proficient skills with knives, tools and kitchen equipment
  • Knowledge of modern and classical cooking, including but not limited to sauté, roasting, saucier, braising, and measurements
  • Knowledge of butchering experience
  • Knowledge and 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
  • Elevated plating techniques
  • Advanced product identification and seasonal availability
  • Stock and sauce refinement

Additional Information:

At Disney, we are makers and doers. Experience the Disney Difference through outstanding and unique perks and benefits like cast-exclusive discounts, and access to tuition assistance through Disney Aspire!

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. Please note that the principles of seniority are used to schedule all roles.

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KEYWORD: WDW Casting, wdwcasting, Chef Assistant, Culinary, Lead Line Cook WDW: Walt Disney World Casting Hourly Jobs

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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