Food and Beverage
Employment Status

Production Cook


Job Description:

  • Prepares and cooks meats, vegetables, soups, sauces, and other food items per daily production sheets
  • Prepares and executes bulk soups and sauces for use in all other outlets
  • Reheats food for all other outlets according to quality and sanitation standards
  • Assists the Prep Cooks in the preparation of various food items
  • Occasional Line Cook and Buffet Cook responsibilities as assigned


All Cooks, Including Production Cook:

  • Maintains a high degree of sanitation in work station
  • Keeps food area free of debris and trash at all times
  • Reports to work on time
  • Communicates with Sous Chef when there are product shortages
  • Breaks down and stores daily food and supply deliveries
  • Assists in monitoring products in the freezer, walk-ins, and storerooms to ensure freshness and availability
  • Ensures proper FIFO procedures are followed when storing daily deliveries
  • Monitors food items, checks food temperatures, and changes food items when necessary
  • Assists in quality control of prepared food items
  • Ensures thorough communication between shifts
  • Remains up to date on all Departmental Policies and Procedures
  • Prepares and executes recipes and daily production sheets per standardized recipe card specifications or supervisor guidelines
  • Complies with all departmental rules, side work assignments, and departmental procedures
  • Ensures that all guests are treated in a prompt, professional and courteous manner
  • Gives excellent internal and/or external guest service and proactively seeks ways to improve service
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Production Cook:

  • Must possess advanced knife skills

All Cooks, Including Production Cook:

  • Illinois Food Handler Certification required
  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal communication skills to effectively interface with guests and team members
  • Must possess the ability to work under pressure and with a sense of urgency
  • Must possess a cooperative, helpful and friendly nature, and present a neat, clean, well-groomed appearance
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and days of the week including holidays. Understands that schedules may change.
  • Frequent walking, sitting, standing, bending, twisting, lifting, and kneeling
  • Finishes job duties in a timely fashion according to department time standards
  • Ability to work within the following conditions: wet floors, temperature extremes, and loud noise
  • The Team Member must frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds