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Cook

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Your OpportunityThe Taste of Smithfield RestaurantThe Cook is responsible for accurately and efficiently preparing, seasoning and cooking all menu items in accordance with standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, recipes, policiesand procedures. Also performs other duties in the areas of food and final platepreparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for menu item plates.Position is located in Smithfield, Virginia. No relocation offered, must provide own transportation. This is not a general laborer position in the Plant.Core Responsibilities

  • Prepares food in accordance with food safety preparation guidelines to include cooking temperatures and times and presents food on the plate in a generally pleasing fashion.
  • Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving & serving food items to include soups, sandwiches, meats, vegetables & other menu products.
  • Inspect kitchen prior to beginning cooking to ensure up to standard regarding food safety guidelines, inspects all food items before use for any sign of cross contamination or spoilage.
  • Handles, stores, labels, & rotates all products properly & in accordance to applicable state laws.
  • Keeps kitchen free of health code violations.Cleans kitchen on daily schedule outlined by executive chef.
  • Estimates expected food consumption; then requisitions or purchases supplies, or procures food from storage.
  • Consults with supervisory staff to plan menus, taking into consideration factors such as costs & special event needs.
  • FIFO foods to ensure top quality food execution.
  • Assist indish-washing and maintain a clean dish pit when dishwasher hasn't arrived for the day.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
    • 2+ years of cooking experience in a well-rated restaurant, preferred but not required.
    • Strong time management skills.
    • Culinary training is preferred, but not required.
    • Strong work ethic and commitment to uncompromising quality.
    • Customer serviced focused, team player with a willingness to help other employees when needed.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekend and evening shifts.
    • Ability to work shifts with long periods of walking and standing.
    • Must have Food Handler's Card.Work Environment & Physical DemandsThe work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Frequently works in hot environment
      • Must wear approved uniform, clean non-slip shoes & socks, hairnet or hat
      • Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.
      • Ability to bend, twist & stand for long periods of time;
      • Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, & hot plates.EEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Suffolk , Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Smithfield, Virginia

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