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Become A Cook/Team Member

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Working As A Cook/Team Member

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $17,056

    Average Salary

What Does A Cook/Team Member Do At Penn National Gaming

* Provide friendly, fast, and helpful customer service, through the consistent practice and delivery of Red Carpet Customer Service to all guests and team members.
* Follow recipes to prepare and/or cook food to meet departmental standards or as directed.
* Measure and convert recipes without affecting quality.
* Perform assigned function within the kitchen such as broiler, sauté, Asian, prep and production when needed.
* Accepts direction during day to day operations to ensure culinary standards and operational guidelines including kitchen areas, food preparation activities and facilities are met.
* Efficient preparation of all food related items based on established recipes and plating procedures for both batch and individual plated with attention to maintaining appropriate volume, quality, cleanliness and attractiveness.
* Basic knowledge/understanding of kitchen equipment to include safe operations and regulation of temperatures for proficient cooking times and temperatures.
* Partner with culinary leadership to work as a team to ensure coordinated work flow during shift to meet business demands and ensure customer satisfaction.
* Must be familiar with and have exposure to prep list.
* Take inventories.
* Exhibit basic knife skills, classic cuts and sharpening.
* Assist in operation of other food and beverage venues as needed.
* Attend all departmental and company training programs or meetings as directed.
* Must adhere to regulatory, department and company policies.
* Properly maintains, cleans and sanitizes equipment and work areas to meet departmental standards or as directed.
* Perform all job duties in a safe and responsible manner.
* Meet department uniform, appearance and grooming requirements.
* This includes purchasing and wearing slip resistant safety shoes when performing all job duties.
* Perform other job related and compatible duties as assigned.
* To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

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How To Become A Cook/Team Member

Most food and beverage service jobs are entry-level jobs and do not require a high school diploma. The majority of workers receive short-term on-the-job training.

Most states require workers, such as nonrestaurant servers, who serve alcoholic beverages to be 18 years of age or older.

Education

There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food and beverage serving worker.

Training

Most workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Training includes basic customer service, kitchen safety, safe food-handling procedures, and good sanitation habits.

Some employers, particularly those in fast-food restaurants, teach new workers with the use of self-study programs, online programs, audiovisual presentations, or instructional booklets that explain food preparation and service procedures. However, most food and beverage serving and related workers learn their skills by watching and working with more experienced workers.

Some full-service restaurants provide new dining room employees with classroom training sessions that alternate with periods of on-the-job work experience. The training communicates the operating philosophy of the restaurant, helps new employees establish a personal rapport with other staff, teaches employees formal serving techniques, and instills a desire in the staff to work as a team.

Some nonrestaurant servers and bartender helpers who work in establishments where alcohol is served may need training on state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. Some states, counties, and cities mandate such training, which typically lasts a few hours and can be taken online or in-house.

Advancement

Advancement opportunities are limited to those who remain on the job for a long time. However, some dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers may advance to waiter, waitress, or bartender positions as they learn the basics of serving food or preparing drinks.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Food and beverage serving and related workers must listen carefully to their customers’ orders and relay them correctly to the kitchen staff so that the orders are prepared to the customers’ request.

Customer-service skills. Food service establishments rely on good food and customer service to keep customers and succeed in a competitive industry. As a result, workers should be courteous and be able to attend to customers’ requests.

Physical stamina. Food and beverage serving and related workers spend most of their worktime standing, carrying heavy trays, cleaning work areas, and attending to customers’ needs.

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Cook/Team Member Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    66.8%
  • Female

    30.3%
  • Unknown

    2.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    79.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    12.6%
  • Asian

    6.7%
  • Unknown

    1.1%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    47.1%
  • French

    17.6%
  • Hmong

    11.8%
  • Braille

    5.9%
  • Gujarati

    5.9%
  • Hindi

    5.9%
  • Tagalog

    5.9%
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Top Skills for A Cook/Team Member

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Top Cook/Team Member Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Kitchen Area
  3. Food Preparation Areas
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked with other team members to cook and prepare food for customers, and to clean the kitchen area
  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
  • Assembled customer orders in a timely manner while remaining professional and courteous to customers and fellow employees.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as fryers.

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