Xanterra Leisure Holding, LLC

  • Cook 3 (Polar Express Season '18-'19)

    Job Locations US-AZ-WILLIAMS
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/7/2018 5:36 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Food and Beverage
  • Overview

    The Cook 3 is a seasonal position responsible for preparing menu/recipe items to Grand Canyon Railway standards and specifications while always maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary work environment. Cook 3 is a mid level skilled postiion. 


    • Fully understand and support Xanterra Mission Statement and Core Values.
    • Perform all job duties in accordance to County Health Code, the Property Employee Handbook, Department policies, procedures and its Food Safety Management System.
    • Promote and participate in accurate and thorough compliance of the Food Safety Management System; including but not exclusive to its Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Prepare menu/recipe items to Grand Canyon Railway standards and specifications by always following the recipe manual. Maintain a clean safe and sanitary work area
    • Perform all daily cleaning assignments on Kitchen Cleaning Schedule and Prep Cook Closing Check List.
    • Understands and adheres to Grand Depot Café’s standards and practices including; proper hand washing and follows all sanitation policies in regard to personal hygiene, grooming and Company uniform standards. Properly wear gloves as required.
    • Utilize and adhere to all systems such as buffet prep sheets, pull list and waste sheets.
    • Establish production amounts based on count forecasts and production quantity guidelines, in an effort to reduce waste.
    • Thoroughly complete all assigned food preparation and side work duties in a timely manner.
    • Properly use, clean and maintain cooking equipment.
    • Maintain proper food sanitation standards throughout all areas and steps of food production.
    • Date and rotate all prepped food according to procedures and follow the proper first in first out (FIFO) rotation standard for stored foods.
    • Keep prep area swept, mopped and free of slip and trip hazards, keep shelving and storage areas clean and organized.
    • Works in a safe manner, practicing risk management worker safety in knife handling, equipment operation, lifting, working with open flame and all other areas of food production at all times.
    • Assist dishwashers with cleaning kitchen equipment.
    • Assist in stocking and storage of food as requested by supervisor.
    • Notify supervisor of any problems needing immediate attention.
    • Maintains flexibility to work days, evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as scheduled.
    • Understand chemical storage, handling and refill procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
    • Previous cooking experience in a high volume a la carte or batch production setting with strong knowledge of food sanitation regulations.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Thorough knowledge of all kitchen stations including batch, prep, pantry and dish.
    • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) skills are desired to effectively communicate with all staff.


    Basic Competencies:

    • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications, follow detailed directions).
    • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
    • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
    • Basic math skills


    Employment Conditions:

    • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
    • Work in all inclement weather conditions.
    • Work safely to ensure company equipment is secure.
    • Wear protective equipment as required by the job duties.
    • Complete required food safety courses and certifications.
    • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work as needed.


    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

    • Constantly standing, walking, twisting, using eye/hand coordination, manual dexterity, handling, wrist motion, bending/ stooping.
    • Frequently carrying, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling items weighing up to 40lbs.
    • Occasionally carrying, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling items weighing up to 100lbs.
    • Constantly listening, hearing, seeing, and speaking.
    • Will be required to stand and walk for long periods of time on cement floors and to occasionally walk on uneven surfaces.
    • Static Strength-The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects.
    • Trunk Strength-The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving our or fatiguing.




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