Master Cook Job Description

Master Cook Job Description

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Master cook provides assistance in Food and Beverage areas including busing, cleaning and resetting tables, delivering food to guests, general cleaning of food and beverage prep areas and other areas within the lobby area.

Master Cook Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Handles, stores, labels, and rotates foods properly and in accordance with public health safety, state and local laws
Presents a clean and neat appearance and uses a courteous manner with all guests
Prepares all dishes from start to finish
Sets-up the cooking line and prepares customer orders
Assists the Pastry Sous Chef with the day-to-day activities in the pastry shop
Able to prepare refined European style pastries
Assists in providing leadership for employees
Assumes the accountability and the responsibilities of Supervisors in their absence and/or as needed
Sets up work station according to the bakery-pastry shop standard guidelines
Prepares all food items and recipes of all types, on a daily basis following chef's guidelines with 100% accuracy in a timely manner

Master Cook Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Master Cook

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the master cook job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Culinary, Education, Associates, Management, Technical, Supervision, Communication, English

Skills for Master Cook

Desired skills for master cook include:

Health
Food products and is able to skillfully apply culinary techniques
Safety and sanitation procedures
Appearance
Food and beverage products
Food cost awareness
Garnish
How to safely use all kitchen equipment
Major ingredients
Method presentation

Desired experience for master cook includes:

Four years of culinary experience in a high volume, food and beverage operation or one year of training plus one year of culinary experience may be substituted
At least 2 years of related experience in a similar high-volume environment
Ability to maintain an exceptional menu and attention to detail with plate presentation
At least 3 years of Sushi bar experience in a high-volume Japanese/Asian restaurant
At least 1 year of Cantonese barbecue experience in a high volume restaurant
At least 2 years of experience in a high volume Asian restaurant

Master Cook Examples

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Master Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a master cook. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for master cook
  • Prepares special request meals as necessary in a timely fashion
  • Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set forth by bakery-pastry shop management
  • Maintains quality standards set forth by management and reports any inconsistencies as necessary
  • Inspects all refrigeration and dry storage for proper temperature, handling and rotation of products
  • Wraps, labels and dates all food product in accordance with SNHD standards
  • Works cleanly and maintains a clean and sanitary work environment in accordance with SNHD guidelines
  • Occasionally works action stations, interacting with and preparing food in front of guests
  • Maintains a true understanding of the food regulations with the ability to recite upon request
  • Stocks designated station for the next shift
  • Operates kitchen equipment in a safe and sanitary manner with complete understanding of how the equipment works
Qualifications for master cook
  • Mohegan Sun corporate and department policies and procedures
  • At least 1 year of dim sum preparation and cooking experience in a high volume restaurant
  • At least 3 years of Chinese wok experience in a high-volume Asian restaurant
  • Understanding of department policies and procedures
  • Strong working knowledge of food preparation and handling
  • Skillfully and knowledgeably work of each kitchen stations
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Master Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a master cook. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for master cook
  • Sets up work station according to kitchen guidelines
  • Reads tickets and prepares food items accordingly with 100% accuracy
  • Ability to expedite tickets for multiple stations from behind the line
  • Ability to make sauces from scratch
  • Ability to work in but not limited to, multiple venues within the Block 16 Urban Eatery & bar
  • Works a station or multiple stations throughout service independently and efficiently with little or no assistance during regular business volumes
  • Interacts with guests in an upbeat and positive fashion
  • Follows standardized presentations with 100% accuracy and seeks approval on presentations for special request items
  • Greets and welcomes guests within 15 minutes of their teppan order(s)
  • Performs a cooking show for assigned tables ensuring his/her interaction with guests is appropriate and non offensive
Qualifications for master cook
  • Must have superior culinary, food production, and high standards of excellence
  • Able to produce variations of fresh high quality sushi
  • Four years culinary experience in a high volume, food and beverage operation or one year of culinary training plus one year of culinary experience may be substituted
  • At least years of Chinese wok experience in a high- volume restaurant
  • Able to demonstrate common knowledge in basic Asian sauces, techniwues and recipes
  • Ability to effectively communicate in Chinese/Mandarin
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Master Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of master cook. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for master cook
  • Readily provides guests with information about foods as they are being cooked or upon guest inquiries
  • Responds promptly and courteously to guest requests
  • Asks guests for cooking preference, as applicable, and follows guest instructions
  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking using a variety of kitchen equipment (including but not limited to broilers, ovens, grills, food processors, blenders and fryers)
  • Performs shift opening and closing duties as assigned by the manager such as cleaning of refrigeration units, gaskets, chef carts and floors
  • Maintains kitchen, teppan cooking areas, kitchen equipment and food storage areas clean, sanitary and organized
  • Is knowledgeable about and complies with the Company’s standards on food portioning, cooking methods, quality standards, recipes, storyboards, service cycle, policies and procedures
  • Prepares foods in accordance with the Company’s portions standards and recipe specifications prior to cooking, including battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating foods
  • Adheres to the Company’s guidelines on proper food presentation and garnishes for all dishes
  • Uses knives, hand tools, utensils, and equipment to portion, cut, slice, julienne, whip, beat, maintain holding temperature, chill, freeze or otherwise produce food for the dining room
Qualifications for master cook
  • At least 3 years of experience in Chinese/dim sum assembly and Cooking
  • At least 3 years of Chinese barbecue experience in a high-volume Asian restaurant
  • Working knowledge of Cantonese style Barbecue, especially traditional Peking duck and barbecue pork, Chinese cold dishes
  • Four years of experience in a high volume, pastry shop or two years at a culinary school and two years of experience at a pastry shop will be accepted
  • Must have a complete working knowledge of the bake shop and all components
  • At least three (3) years of Cooking experience, in a professional setting
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Master Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a master cook. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for master cook
  • Comply with occupational, health and safety standards, ensure food is stored and kept at proper holding temperatures through the use of thermometers
  • Adheres to Company guidelines on alcoholic beverage service
  • Immediately notifies management when guests are not satisfied with their experience or if an accident occurs
  • Participates and joins restaurant staff in ensuring guest special occasion celebrations are memorable
  • Set up work station according to the bakery-pastry shop standard guidelines
  • Prepare all food items and recipes of all types, on a daily basis following chef's guidelines with 100% accuracy in a timely manner
  • Prepare mixes and bake a variety of dough with 100% accuracy
  • Follow recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set forth by bakery-pastry shop management
  • Maintain quality standards set forth by management and report any inconsistencies as necessary
  • Inspect all refrigeration and dry storage for proper temperature, handling and rotation of products
Qualifications for master cook
  • At least 3 years of experience in a high volume professional pastry-bakery kitchen environment
  • Strong cake/dessert decorating skills
  • Experience in chocolate work
  • Basic understanding of cooking/baking techniques, proper knife skills, scaling and recipe reading
  • Possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Food Handlers Safety Training Card
  • Ability to read and execute recipes, and knowledge of advanced cooking techniques
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Master Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a master cook. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for master cook
  • Complies with Department of Health and company sanitation standards
  • Occasionally work action stations, interacting with and preparing food in front of guests
  • Assist with the cleaning, sanitation and organization of the kitchen, walk-in coolers, and all storage areas
  • Stock designated station for the next shift
  • Operate kitchen equipment in a safe and sanitary manner with complete understanding of how the equipment works
  • Understand and follow written company procedures with 100% accuracy
  • Read tickets and prepare food items accordingly with 100% accuracy
  • Follow standardized presentations with 100% accuracy and seek approval on presentations for special request items
  • Work a station or multiple stations throughout service independently and efficiently with little or no assistance during regular business volumes
  • Supervises Cooks and makes sure food is being served properly
Qualifications for master cook
  • Ability to function under time constraints and deadlines with attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of all menu items and equipment used to perform these duties
  • Possess a full knife set and excellent knife skills (cut, dice, mince and slice)
  • Responsible for maintaining complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment
  • Must be comfortable cooking directly in front of guests and be able to personalize with the guests when necessary
  • Skills Evaluations prior to hiring

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