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Aramark Parks and Destinations


Cleveland, OH

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Education Level

Some High School

Experience Level

1+ to 2 years

Job Title

Lead Cook

Position Summary:

Responsible for the set up, service and cleaning of kitchen area as directed by executive chef in accordance with Aramark standards and safety and sanitation policies.

Essential Functions:

  • Follow procedures and directions of management.
  • Checks for color coordination and eye appeal of all food items, both hot and cold, using appropriate gamishes where practical.
  • Follows proper serving methods, including serving correct portion sizes.
  • Follows recipes and cooking procedures as directed by Executive Chef.
  • Sees that menu board is prepared and proper terms are used for all food items.
  • Break-down and cleaning of various stations.
  • Assist in preparing employee meals.
  • Capable of assuming responsibility for a short period of time without a manager.
  • Inspects all areas and locks secured areas at the end of shift.
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the manager.

Status & Scope:

  • Reports to the Executive Chef.
  • Attention to detail to ensure recipe consistency is vital.
  • Must be able to work independently and finish tasks in a timely manor.
  • Must be able to read and follow recipes.
  • Must be focused on safety & sanitation.
  • Able to follow directions.
  • Perform repetitive tasks.
  • Stand for extended periods of time.
  • Comprehend basic written and verbal communication process.
  • Work in an environment that at times can be hot and humid.
  • Work with a diverse team.


  • Must be able to lead, motivate and relate to others. In addition, must be well groomed and able to deal with students/guests courteously and efficiency.
  • Complete Serve Safe Food Handlers certification.
  • Fluent in the English language both spoken and written, able to read and interprert documents such as safety rules, Aramark Alcohol Regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • At least 2 years of experience in ala carte food service/pastry production or equivalent schooling.
  • Extensive knowledge of basic cooking techniques, grilling, saute, griddle, fryer, baking, broiling & etc.

Equipment Used:

  • Oven, mixer, grill, steamer, calculator, cutlery, dishwasher, chef knives, other cooking equipment, computer & photocopier.

Lifting & Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy - Lifting 100 lbs maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 50 lbs. Constant bending, keying, reaching, hearing, seeing, speaking, standing, walking & lifting.


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