Fine Dining Line Cook- Full Time, Disneyland Resort

Food & Beverage Line cooks could be working at any of our award wining restaurants such as, Napa Rose, Carthay Circle, Steakhouse 55, or Club 33. Line Cooks are responsible for execution of all menu categories and specific recipes for all bakery menu items including timing, quality, temperature, portion, and presentation. Cooks at key production stations in the preparation of meats, fish, and poultry by braising, baking, roasting, (oven or rotating spit) and high-level skillet/saut work required in a four star fine dining restaurant.

  • Knowledge of cooking techniques such as braising, baking, roasting (oven or rotating spit) and high level skillet/saut work

  • Knowledge of all kitchen equipment, including adjusting thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters and steam kettles

  • Ability to inventory product, read menus (BEOs, Restaurant Orders) and estimate food requirements to create a production plan

  • Knowledge of basic butchering

  • Maintains standards and specifications related to food preparation and food handling on a daily basis, understands measurement requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of food safety and sanitation guidelines including temperature requirements and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) while understanding the science in cooking temperatures

  • Responsible for checking and maintaining proper temperatures throughout preparation, cooling, holding and serving of food items including adjusting thermostat controls to regulate temperatures

  • Observes and tests food being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing with cooking utensil to determine that food is cooked properly, according to specifications

  • Cleans kitchen equipment

  • Ability to handle special dietary requests and to work with guests requiring special requests due to dietary concerns

  • May prepare sauces a la minute using advanced sauce preparation techniques

  • Prepares confits and compotes

  • Creates seasonings, cures and rubs

  • May bone and clean shellfish, cut, trim or grind meats, fish or poultry

  • Must demonstrate advanced culinary technical skills required in food preparation and use of kitchen equipment for a four star fine dining restaurant

  • Must demonstrate ability to present and discuss menu item preparation with Dinner Cooks, Order/Grill Cooks and Guests

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Minimum 5 years experience in culinary field/high volume restaurant or Culinary Degree and 3 years related experience

  • Previous experience in a Fine Dining Restaurant

  • Strong communication, proven leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with coaching and motivating employees

  • Adept at troubleshooting and can calmly handle difficult situations

  • Proven ability to create, read and understand recipes

  • Understands the purpose of the knife and when to use it

  • Strong organizational skills; Ability to lead a team in a very fast paced environment

  • Exhibits a positive, friendly and helpful attitude to our guests and fellow cast members

  • Motivates and encourages cast members through daily reinforcement and coaching

  • Demonstrates excellent guest service skills and is able to give appropriate service recovery

  • Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for working in the kitchen.

  • Proven knowledge of culinary techniques and terminology

  • Food Safety Certification or equivalent

  • Ability to work with technology (plate costing buffet system, CAF system, KDS, Work brain)

  • Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, weekends, holidays and special events

  • This role is Full Time and requires full availability for any shift, any day of the week, including nights and holidays

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual preferred

  • Certification from CIA or equivalent

  • Vocation school training or high school certification

  • Culinary degree or equivalent

  • Recommendation from school

  • Basic wine knowledge

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a restaurant management related role

  • Full availability for any shift, seven (7) days per week, including nights, weekends, and holidays is preferred

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