Mount Hermon

  • Head Cook – Conference Center

    Job Location US-CA-Mount Hermon
    Job ID
    Food Service
    # of Openings
    Location Name
    Conference Center
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(7/30/2019 9:17 AM)
    Job Start Date
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Full Time


    Position Objective:


    Under supervision of the Executive Chef, the Head Cook directs all aspects of hot and cold food preparation and leads the cooking team to produce high quality food and exceed customer expectations in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


    Key Job Accountabilities:

    • Read menus and group information to review weekly production sheets.
    • Prepare, season, and cook a wide variety of meats, vegetables, soups, and other food items in large quantities in coordination with Production Team.  
    • Plan and organize tasks to run smoothly and efficiently, including instructing and directing the activities of assistants.
    • Train cooks in cooking techniques, presentation, serving and storage.
    • Handle and store foods properly to prevent quality loss and unsafe microbial growth, including  

    leftovers). Notify Executive Chef regarding incorporating leftovers into menus.

    • Attend to day-to-day problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. 
    • Detect and ensure disposition defective supplies/equipment; notify supervisor of equipment and work area problems following standard procedures.
    • Cater special events as required and prepare special diets according to prescribed standards as required.
    • Practice safety in handling equipment and maintain safe working conditions.
    • Ensure cleaning and sanitation schedule is followed in work area. (i.e. food contact surfaces sanitized regularly). 
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.  


    Supervisory Responsibilities: 


    • None


    General Qualifications: 


    A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs.  Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization. Of strong moral character and integrity



    • High school education, culinary school preferred. 
    • California Food Handlers Certification

    Work Experience:


    • Minimum 4 years’ experience in high volume food service or restaurant cooking is preferred. 

    Key Job Accountabilities

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Demonstrated ability to lead teams.
    • Excellent knife skills required.  
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to cook and prepare a variety of foods in a timely, clean and sanitary manner. 
    • Ability to prepare meals for special dietary needs, i.e. gluten-free, dairy-free, and other allergies. 
    • Must have a working knowledge of menu development, recipe development, principles of cooking, presentation, portion control & costing.  
    • Demonstrated ability to produce delicious and appetizing meals.  
    • Basic math skills required.
    • Good communication skills and ability to work well with others.  
    • Ability to deal with stressful situations in a pleasant and courteous manner.  
    • Ability to take direction and give direction to achieve food service goals.
    • Ability to be professional and self-motivated.
    • Bilingual abilities a plus.


    Physical Demands


    The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Requires sitting, standing, squatting, stooping, twisting, seeing, grasping and an ability to lift/carry 30 lbs.


    Additional Requirements:


    • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays with a flexible schedule.
    • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements. 
    • Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance. 
    • Satisfactory completion of background investigation as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


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