Job Category: Full-time/Full Benefits Eligible
Reports to: Executive Chef
The Kitchen Lead will be responsible for ordering and inventorying all food for the kitchen. Assists in directing and correcting the presentation and portioning of food for all food outlets. Adheres to policies and procedures regarding sanitation and sanitary food handling, and maintains the work area, including all counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition in accordance with Washington State, county and company health regulations and safety regulations. Trains and mentors staff on a daily basis.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Possesses considerable knowledge in food preparation, presentation, and portion control. Ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of employees in the kitchen area. Ability to develop an effective working relationship with fellow employees and supervisors.
Work Environment, Communication & Physical Abilities:
Standing/walking for extended amounts of time on concrete, tile, rubber mats covering tile, carpet, stairs, etc. Lifting frequently carrying 1-50 lb. objects. Stooping, balancing and foot/leg use. Frequent reaching(overhead/extension), handling/grasping, fingering/feeling. Pushing/pulling: Average weight: Occasionally. Racks, carts with products weighing 5-100 pounds. Maximum weight: Occasionally 100 pounds, rarely up to 200 pounds.
Safety requirements: Adhere to company, property, and department safety standards and procedures. Safety shoes, proper guards, proper lifting techniques, sharpened knives and all safety procedures must be followed. Maintain security of kitchen and display knowledge of safe operation of kitchen and kitchen equipment while maintaining the level of safety required and exhibited by Muckleshoot and OSHA requirements.
Exposures: Changing Temperatures (72-110 degrees F), slippery floors, bacteria in foods, noise and vibrations. Operation of equipment / tools / vehicles.
Must be available to work all weekends and holidays during the Emerald Downs live racing season.
Tools & Equipment:
Work stations, food, oven, slicer, steamer, stock pots, fryer, stove tops, salamander, heat lamp, steam tables, toaster, Char grill, kitchen utensils, supplies, kitchen or cleaning equipment, and cookware.