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1st Cook

Washington, DC

  • Culinary

  • Hourly and Seasonal

Job Description

Do you love to cook? Are you passionate about food? As a Cook on our team, you’ll help bring recipes to life while being able to flex your creativity! Surrounded by fresh ingredients and the best equipment, you’ll be immersed in a world that goes beyond food preparation – experimenting with different cuisines, flavors, and cooking styles. At Aramark, we care about your health, so we have production guidelines and safety procedures in place to help you do what you love. Get ready to reach new heights, ignite your passion, and pursue what matters by cooking with us!  

 

COMPENSATION: The hourly rate of pay for this position is $20.15- $20.15. This is Aramark’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate of compensation for this position as of the time of posting.


BENEFITS: Aramark offers a wide array of comprehensive benefit programs and services including medical, dental, vision, and work/life resources to our benefits-eligible hourly Aramark employees. Additional benefits may include retirement savings plans like 401(k) and paid days off such as parental leave and disability coverage. Hourly eligible benefits vary by location and are subject to any legal requirements or limitations, employee eligibility status, and where the employee lives and/or works.

Job Responsibilities

  • Set up and break down work stations
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station, ensures all equipment and utensils are sanitized appropriately between use
  • Cook and prepare food according to production guidelines and recipes
  • Knowledge of food product, identification, and acceptable level of food quality
  • Ensure food is stored at the appropriate temperature for the appropriate length of time and follows all food safety standards
  • Ensures all food is labeled and stored correctly for use in the appropriate timeframe.
  • Complete daily temperature logs
  • Must know methods of food preparation, cooking times, and portion sizes to insure food is prepared in prescribed manner
  • Evaluates proper execution of the recipe by tasting prepared items. Follow ServSafe approved tasting method
  • Understands the importance of reducing food waste, store and record waste in designated bins for tracking purposes
  • Cuts, trims, bones and carves meats and poultry for cooking
  • Responsible for using correct portions when cutting, preparing, and serving items
  • Involves working with chemicals, heated equipment, steam and at other risk conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and frequently lift, push, pull, or carry up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to walk or stand for extended time periods, up to 6 hours
  • Must be able to safely operate all kitchen equipment
  • Must be able to read and follow recipes
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal directions
  • Cross-train at other stations at the location
  • Work in other areas or departments as needed
  • Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark management team

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.

Qualifications

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  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Minimum 1 year experience in the food service industry
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

This role may have physical demands including, but not limited to, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling and/or extended walking and standing. This role may also require uniforms and/or usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food and facilities in 15 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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