Marketable Skills



• Communicate instructions clearly and effectively to staff so that customers’ orders are prepared correctly.
• Budget food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances, based on estimates of future needs.
• Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keep track of old and new items, and rotating stock.
• Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
• Effectively execute standardized recipes using a strong cooking foundation and identify recipe shortcomings to follow-up with Chef/Manager.
• Efficiently plan and execute a kitchen work shift using standards of mise en place.
• Work with and through a kitchen brigade/chain of command.
• Convert, cost recipes, and create menu prices to achieve a food cost goal; understand and respect food cost control in kitchen environment.
• Control food waste by ensuring all purchased product is utilized.
• Work assigned tasks with hospitality sense-of-urgency and critical priority.
• Give full attention to what other people are saying, understand the points being made, and ask questions as appropriate.
• Apply multitasking skills, physically and mentally, to complete recipes and tasks at the same time.
• Instruct cooks and other workers in the proper use of all kitchen equipment following all safety protocols.
• Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes or menus, consider factors such as seasonal availability of ingredients or the likely number of customers.
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