1st Sushi Cook - Honour Roll

Alma Mater Society of UBC - University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), BC (30+ days ago)

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Position title: 1
st
Cook
Department: Food & Beverage
Reports to: Outlet Manager

Employee status: Full Time, Hourly, Permanent

Hours per week: Monday - Friday, 7am -3:30pm
Position Purpose
The 1
st
Cook/Sushi Chef is responsible for the day to day kitchen operation including but not limited to preparing and executing menus according to the AMS recipes. The 1
st
Cook/Sushi Chef assists in providing the highest quality and presentation of the food, helps in proving a safe and healthy work environment by following AMS Health & Safety. They lead by example ensuring that the team members adhere to AMS standards at all times. This is position is well suited for early to mid-career industry professionals who are looking for a step up in responsibility and develop supervisory experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Cooking various Japanese-style dishes according to standard recipes and reducing foodwaste
Rolling sushi
Report to the Sous Chef to receive work orders for the day
Setting up par levels with SousChef
Managing a station
Reviews prep lists, catering BEOs and transfers
Delegate responsibilities for prep to 2
nd
cooks and kitchen helpers and review progress through the day
Create prep lists for the following day
Demonstrate a good understanding of shelf life by checking fridges, labels, dates and rotating product
Help maintain cleanliness and organization of the kitchen by sweeping and mopping floors and removing trash
Wash dishes, glassware and other kitchen equipment
Works closely with the outlet manager to ensure the quality and presentation of the food, promotes a safe and healthy work environment by following AMS Health & Safety, and Worksafe BC standards
Ordering and preparing goods as needed to meet the expected business volumes
Inventory control, adhering to FIFO
Maintains cleanliness and organization of the kitchen to the highest standards
Executing orders in a timely manner to meet or exceed guest expectations in accordance to AMS standards
Ensuring ongoing safe operation of appliances, equipment and tools (WHIMIS)
Working with the AMS mission statement and values to operate a successful department
Other duties as required
Qualifications and Experience
Culinary diploma, apprenticeship or equivalent restaurant/cooking experience is required
Minimum of 2-5 years’ in a Japanese scratch kitchen production, preferably within a high volume facility (e.g. restaurant, production or catering kitchen, hotel, banquet hall)
Fundamental knowledge of Japanese cooking techniques such as dashi, bonito broth, sushi rice, seasonings and sauces is required
Previous experience with menus featuring North American-style Japanese comfort food such as chicken karaage, agadashi tofu, tonkatsu, donbury, poke, noodles, bento boxes, etc is required
Strong knowledge of sushi rolls such as maki roles, nigari and aburi style is required
Experience handling and butchering whole fish is a big asset
Previous demonstrated ability to oversee an entire kitchen station or program (ie. Pastry) independently
Previous demonstrated ability leading a team or supervising a station is required
Experienced professional knife skills are required
Wok cooking experience is an asset
Ability to plan, schedule and order through a system is required (Optimum Control is preferred)
Minimum Food Safe level 1 certification or higher is an asset
Red Seal Certification is an asset
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to work in a fast paced, multitasking environment with little supervision
Ability to lift up to 12 kgs (26.4lbs)
Ability to do shift work (daytime, evenings, weekends and holidays), on call
Good oral and written English communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong time management skills
Red seal certification is an asset
TO APPLY
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