Direct the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables,
desserts, or other foods. Plan and price menu items, orders supplies, and keep records and
accounts. Supervises and participate in cooking and baking and the preparation of foods.
Writes weekly schedules according to business and projected goals for labor dollars or
percentages. Uses labor dollars and menu costing programs to price labor and food cost
percentages. Must participate in checking of all purchased supplies for quality and
account for each delivered item.
Detailed Work Activities:
Must expedite the pass through cook’s window to maintain proper consistency in food
quality and service between the hours of 12 – 1 PM and or 5:30 – 6:30 PM daily.
Conduct training for personnel
Cook in quantity
Direct and coordinate food or beverage preparation
Monitor worker performance
Investigate customer complaints
Maintain production or work records
Price items on menu
Determine food or beverage costs
Modify work procedures or processes to meet deadlines
Schedule employee work hours
Direct and coordinate activities of workers or staff
Estimate materials or labor requirements
Use oral or written communication techniques
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory compliance
Oversee work progress to verify safety or conformance to standards
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Resolve or assist workers to resolve work problems
Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely
delivery of services.
Recruit and hire staff, including cooks and other kitchen workers.
Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
Analyze recipes to assign prices to menu items, based on food, labor, and overhead costs.
Meet with sales representatives in order to negotiate prices and order supplies.
Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus, taking into
account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and the likely number of
Plan, direct, and supervise the food preparation and cooking activities of multiple
kitchens or restaurants in an establishment such as a restaurant chain, hospital, or hotel.
Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
Check the quantity and quality of received products.
Record production and operational data on specified forms.
Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
Prepare and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or
Order or requisition food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
Coordinate planning, budgeting, and purchasing for all the food operations within
establishments such as clubs, hotels, or restaurant chains.
Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
Arrange for equipment purchases and repairs.
Instruct cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation
Determine how food should be presented, and create decorative food displays.
Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established
Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff.
Meet with customers to discuss menus for special occasions such as weddings, parties,
The following knowledge is required:
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning,
resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production
methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training,
compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and
instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.