Cook (traditions)

Valley Services Incorporated • Tampa, FL 33601

Posted 1 month ago

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Cook (Traditions) - Job Description


The Cook is responsible for following company recipes in preparing assigned foods for clients and customers based on needs while complying with all applicable sanitation and health standards. This position will be responsible for the appropriate use of supplies and equipment to minimize loss and waste. - Requirements



High school diploma or GED preferred


At least one year experience in volume cooking. Knowledge of and experience in practicing proper safety standards in handling food and equipment.




Must have basic math, reading and writing abilities. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions. Job requires employee to difine problems such as shortage of ingredients and waste for production. Must be able to measure accurately and sufficient dexterity to handle food and equipment efficiently and salely. Must be able to follow the Health Standards of the food service industry. Job requires employee to count or weigh items; add, subtract, multiply and divide; measure numbers, proportions and quantities of food products.



Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds with minimal effort following required safety guidelines. Must be able to bend or stoop frequently at many intervals duing the day. Must be able to twist and rotate 180 degrees during each day. Must be able to see near and far. Must be able to tolerate sudden and extreme changes in temperatures. Must be able to stand for at least 8 hours a day on concrete surface. Must be able to reach short distances into kitchen equipment, such as totes, barrels, etc. to retrieve products.


Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in which working with speed is essential. Must be able to attend to detail. Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding company business.


Environment is in a frozen food manufacturing plant. Works most of the workday is indoors; however, sudden and extreme changes in temperature may occur.


The cook is directly supervised by the Production Supervisor and may receive assignments/instructions from the Head Cook.


The position functions and duties described below may not be the only requirements of the position. It may be necessary to follow other instructions or perform other related duties required by Valley Services Inc. - Prepare, cook and portion all menu items by following instructions on standardized recipes while complying with all applicable sanitation and health standards - Store food properly and safely, using proper labeling - Pull frozen menu items needed for following day production - Notify Manager or Head Cook of shortages of ingredients - Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean, sanitary, neat and orderly manner - Handle food, equipment and utensils in accordance with sanitary and safety regulations - Comply with company ploicies, rules and regulations - Read and follow company safety policies and procedures - Report any problems immediately to the Production Supervisor or the Manager on duty - Maintain workplace professionalism

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


Valley Services Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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