Cook

Newrest - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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Newrest Canada is currently seeking a Cook to join the Canadian Head Office. You are an integral member of the Hot Kitchen team, providing exceptional service support to the catering department and our distinguished clients all over Canada.

Responsibilities:
Have the ability to demonstrate a complete understanding of the required menus
Follow the prep list created by chefs to plan duties
Responsible for prep, cooking, clean up and organization of the kitchen area, complete pre-production
Prepare meats, fishes, pastas, side dishes and garnishes following recipes carefully
Roast, fry, steam, grill, bake meats, fishes, vegetables as required by recipes
Prepares food by cleaning, peeling, mincing, cutting, chopping, mixing portioning, measuring ingredients, packaging and labelling
Prepare sauces and dressings according to the standards
Ensure that enough product has been pulled for the day, replenish supplies as needed
Maintain proper food production records, ensure all equipment is operable
Ensure all items for assigned stations & functions are prepared, garnished, ready for other departments
Maintain good portion control and forecast of production
Practice proper grooming, personal hygiene, and use safety equipment
Place racks of products in cooling tunnel or any other available waiting area, stocked and ready to go
To make sure kitchen is locked and all items secured, turn off all cooking machines before leaving
Communicate effectively with kitchen personnel & other unit departments
Compliance with all company service standards, health & safety procedures, food safety requirements
Help where needed to ensure all kitchen areas are ready for service
Responsible for sanitation and post-service set-up
Notify team lead, lead hand, or manager of any maintenance repairs need or unsafe conditions
Perform other duties as assigned
Taste and smell prepared food to determine quality and palatability
Monitor temperature of hot and cold foods through food preparation and service to ensure that established temperature goals are met prior to steam table transfer and maintained throughout meal service

Profile :
Prior experience IN A RESTAURANT or IN A CATERING BUSINESS (Multi-Cuisines)
Ability to stand for long periods
Ability to read in English, write in English, speak in English
Good knowledge of HACCP is an asset (training will be provided otherwise)
Attendance, diligence, punctuality, reliability
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Ability to work mornings & weekends (depending on assigned shift)
The position is based in Mississauga, near Pearson Airport. This site is served by a MiWay and 24/7 Brampton transit bus line, but a personal vehicle is recommended to facilitate the daily commute.

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