Food and Beverage
Employment Status

Buffet Cook ($1000 Sign On Bonus)


Job Description:

Buffet Cook:
  • Sets up and breaks down station according to production sheets
  • Prepares food for the buffet according to recipes and customer requests, ensuring high quality and customer satisfaction
  • Measures and combines ingredients according to recipes which includes but not limited to salads, pastas, sauces, or entrees
  • Bakes, fries, roasts, broils, sautés, reheat sears and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods  
  • Observes and tests food being cooked to determine that it is cooked according to recipe and health department standards
  • Carves meat and portions food on serving plates, in addition to gravies, sauces and garnishes to fill orders
  • Ensures accurate completion of daily food temperature log
  • Restocks station and meets or exceeds assigned prep lists on a daily basis
  • Occasional Line Cook and Production Cook responsibilities as assigned


All Cooks, Including Buffet 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 cards 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:

Buffet Cook:

  • Must possess basic knife skills


All Cooks, Including Buffet 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