Kitchen Team member - Job Description
The Kitchen team member is responsible for preparing our food products. Their primary duty is to assist the Kitchen Manager in the day-to-day operations of the kitchen including preparing cooking ingredients, packaging food products for retail, cleaning up the cooking area, and ensuring proper storage of the ingredients all in accordance with Food Authority guidelines and the high standards of our business.
Main duties include:
Food preparation activities, such as cleaning, cutting, chopping, grating and peeling food ingredients
Packaging of food products for retail including portioning, garnishing, sealing, taping, dating and labelling.
Cleaning and sanitizing the food preparation areas.
Washing, disinfecting and properly storing cooking and kitchen utensils and equipment.
Weighing and storing ingredients and food supplies
Operating a variety of kitchen appliances and instruments including bandsaws, mincers, knives, mixers, vacuum sealers, ovens and stoves.
Managing inventory, unloading supplies and organising storerooms and coolrooms.
Properly storing food items at appropriate temperatures
Ordering new ingredients as required
Properly handling food waste & packaging waste
Enthusiastic, friendly and energetic with a genuine desire to create excellent food products.
Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to follow multi-step verbal instructions.
Ability to read, write and effectively communicate with peers and management.
Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively and be flexible to the needs of the business.
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
Thoroughness and attention to detail.
Ability to work as part of a team and take initiative independent of direct supervision.
Physical demands: This position requires good physical stamina and involves constant moving including walking, talking, hearing, reaching, chopping, cutting and standing for at least three consecutive hours. May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, crouching and climbing ladders
This position involves working in refrigerated coolrooms and around wet flooring so adherence to health and safety is required at all times
It is an advantage if applicants have the following experience:
Experience in kitchen operations
Understanding of food health and safety regulations
Experience in various cooking techniques
Knowledge of food safety and hygiene protocols
This role requires the following skills:
Attention to Detail
Written and Verbal Communication