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The Culinary team at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts creates unforgettable dining experiences for guests from around the world. Here, you can use your skills in our fast-paced environment in areas that range from catering to fine dining to pastry to quick service. No matter your role, you'll help provide a magical experience for any dining occasion. Learn more about Disney’s Culinary Careers below.

Chef Assistant- Full-Time, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 520291BR Location Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort Date posted 01/19/2018
In this position, you will perform any and/or all culinary duties in the kitchen area, determined by the needs of the individual operation. The Chef Assistant will be trained on the location expectations of each culinary position, and will be expected to be proficient in these areas after that time.

Responsibilities

General kitchen duties for the Chef Assistant include, but not limited to, preparing standard recipes, basic vegetable and fruit preparation and fabrication, use of mechanical kitchen equipment, cold food preparation and storage. In addition to performing these duties the Chef Assistant may be expected to plan production schedules, and deliver guidance, training, and assistance in the above mentioned areas. The Chef Assistant will also assist location Leaders in assuring quality and safety in production areas. The Chef Assistant will also be expected to perform the basics of cookery, again with location expectations being set by Culinary Leaders. These basics include, but not limited to, sautéing, broiling, grilling, proper use of ovens, pan frying, deep frying, boiling, blanching, steaming, poaching, stewing, braising, baking, roasting, preparation of dressings, sauce preparation, basic meat/fish/and poultry butchering, and expediting of guest checks to produce meals in a timely and safe fashion. The Chef Assistant should be able to perform these duties with minimal follow-up from location leaders, and will be expected to give direction, guidance, training, and assistance in these areas. The Chef Assistant maybe called upon to oversee operations of individual locations, based upon needs of the location, and will be expected to lead the Cook 2 and Cook 1 positions during production and/or service. The Chef Assistant is not required to, nor are they able to, administer discipline of any sort, and will leave that responsibility to the location Leadership. The Chef Assistant can/will be held accountable for quality and safety of production/service of all levels of hourly culinary cast.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficient with tools in the kitchen, knife skills, and measurements
  • Proficient with knowledge to follow recipes and the ability to convert recipes
  • Demonstrates the ability to be creative
  • Proficient with basic ingredients and kitchen equipment specialized to the location
  • Proficient with basic smallwares and in utilizing smallwares specialized to the location
  • Proficient with culinary techniques and cooking methods specialized to the location
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic butchering
  • Consistently provides good judgement of food quality, quantity, and production
  • Exhibits clean work habits and ownership of a safe, clean area
  • Proficient with Allergy process
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic temperatures and food safety
  • Knowledge of HACCP, knowledge of kitchen safety, and knowledge of HAZCOM
  • Ability to properly fill out sanitation and HACCP sheets according to Disney standards
  • Ability to train others in sanitation, HACCP, safety standards, and all stations
  • Consistent practice of kitchen lingo, etiquette, and culture
  • Knowledge of culinary terms
  • Knowledge of modern and classical cooking
  • Knowledge of specialized ingredients and culinary trends
  • Understanding of food cost and labor hours
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the impact of spoilage
  • Proficient in planning daily prep requirements and proficient in ordering product or picking up product
  • Demonstrates leadership in the kitchen and ability to run location
  • Ability to make independent decisions responsibly
  • Ability to partner with other locations, departments and great communication skills
  • Chosen culinary career
  • Guest service focus, Passion, Enthusiasm and must be aTeam player

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual perferred
  • Minimum five year’s experience or culinary degree and three year’s related experience
  • Proficient in all stations in the kitchen

Additional Information

SCHEDULE AVAILABILTYOur Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and some shifts may start as early as 5:00am while some may end as late as 3:00am, 4:00am or 5:00am. Please note that the principles of seniority are used to schedule all roles.SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATIONAfter clicking “Apply”, the employment application will open in a new window. Please complete ALL pages of the application by clicking “Next” on each page, then “Submit” on the final page.IMPORTANT:You may only apply once in a six month period. If you have applied within the last six months, please log in to your account to view your current application status.

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