Jobs Kitchen Staff Team Lead


$16 - $18/hour


Mt. Crescent Ski Area; 17026 Snowhill Lane, Honey Creek

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Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of part-time seasonal Kitchen Staff Team Lead(s). This position will run through the duration of the ski season. 

Individual(s) in this role will assist the Kitchen Manager in supervising the daily food and beverage operations. The Kitchen Staff Team Lead will work with the Kitchen Manager and Site Manager to ensure food and beverage operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Essential Functions

Assist in the training of kitchen staff on all aspects of the food and beverage operations. This will include the use of the POS System, all kitchen equipment, sanitation, and proper food preparation and presentation.

Must be able to work independently and perform all opening and closing tasks without supervision.

Assist in ensuring that inventory is taken properly and in a timely fashion. Assist the Kitchen Manager in creating order lists. This will include but is not limited to, food, beverages, cleaning supplies, condiments, utensils, food safety items etc.

Follow and maintain all sanitation and safety standards as outlined by law. This will include employee health and personal hygiene, proper food storage, and labeling of food, as well as sanitization of kitchen equipment and prep areas. 

Assist the Kitchen Manager to ensure that the facility is maintained in accordance with the Iowa Food Code.

Supervise food prep and cooking, check food for presentation, temperature, and portion sizes.

Supervise employees during all aspects of kitchen operations. This will include but is not limited to, opening, prep work, side work, closing duties and POS close out.

Use the POS system to take orders from quests.

Prep Kitchen for opening which includes but is not limited to, lighting fryers, prepping food for service, preparing hot drinks for service (coffee maker, hot cocoa machine), stocking coolers and snacks, refilling condiments and silverware, stocking napkins.

Closing the kitchen which includes but is not limited to, turning fryers off, storing all food properly with correct labeling and dates, cleaning and sanitizing kitchen equipment, cleaning food prep areas properly, sweeping and mopping of kitchen floor. Cleaning dining area by vacuuming, wiping tables, counters, stanchions. 

Close out the POS terminal and balance the cash drawer, filling out all paperwork necessary to accurately account for sales.

Assist Kitchen Manager in checking in deliveries and verify received goods match invoices from vendors.

Work with other departments when needed and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

General knowledge of, and ability to supervise kitchen and staff. 

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  

Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.  

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and good rapport with individuals of all ages including supervisors, colleagues, children, and the general public.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Must be eighteen (18) years old at the time of hire. 

Previous experience working in a kitchen preferred.

Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and safety regulations.

Ability to communicate effectively with team members and guests.

Ability to supervise other team members.

Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

I enjoy the opportunity to be involved with a variety of projects, interacting with the community, and working with a great team.

Mary-Beth, Supervisor
Community Services
25 Years with Pottawattamie County
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