Cook II - Pier 8 Market

Loews Hotels & Co

Orlando, FL 32806

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

A relaxed, easy feeling with a fun surf vibe awaits guests at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. Sunny, beach-themed rooms and two-bedroom suites make this a great spot for families of any size to base their Universal Orlando Resort vacation.

Job Specific

+ Sets up and organizes work area with all necessary supplies and equipment

+ Receives, inspects, rotates all food products to ensure fresh, high quality ingredients are used

+ Prepares and stores raw food products properly

+ Follows standardized recipes in the preparation and cooking of menu items

+ Adheres to established portion control guidelines, minimizes waste

+ Plates cold foods according to established plating/presentation guidelines

+ Monitors finished product to ensure food is served promptly, notifies supervisor of any delays in service

+ Ensures that a quality product is prepared and served in a timely manner

+ Follows all Governmental Food Sanitation Standards at all times

+ Monitors refrigeration and holding temperatures, cleans and sanitizes work surfaces, washes hands frequently

+ Uses knives, slicers, mixers, choppers, grinders and all other equipment in a safe manner according to the manufactures recommendations

+ Notifies Supervisor of and equipment malfunction or safety hazard immediately

+ Provides Steward with timely notification of need for clean dishes, pots, pans etc.

+ Returns cooking utensils to pot wash area, informs Steward of any HOT items

+ Cleans and breaks down work area, returns all unused ingredients to proper storage at end of shift

+ Ensures that all closing side work is complete, cooking equipment is turned off and kitchen is secure at end of shift

+ Other duties as assigned


+ Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times

+ Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or areas of concern

+ Is polite, friendly, and helpful to guests, management and fellow employees

+ Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards

+ Complies with required safety regulations and procedures

+ Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions

+ Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area

+ Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules

+ Recycles whenever possible

+ Remains current with hotel information and changes

+ Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards


+ High School Diploma, or its equivalent

+ Post Secondary culinary training/certification as "Cook" from a recognized culinary training school +One year experience cooking in an upscale, high volume hotel or freestanding restaurant or equivalent

+ Thorough knowledge and understanding of Food Service Sanitation Standards

+ Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard kitchen equipment and its use

+ Ability to stand, stoop, bend; lift and carry up to 50 pounds

+ Ability to read, write and speak English

+ Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays

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