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Cook - Full Time - Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Escondido, United States Posted: June 20, 2024


San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. Empowering people from around the globe to support our mission to conserve wildlife through innovation and partnerships, we support cutting-edge conservation, and bring the stories of our work back to our two world-famous front doors — the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action. The deep and extensive knowledge gained from more than a century of experience in wildlife care, health, veterinary services, nutrition and conservation makes us invaluable in the global effort to save species. Our team members play a crucial role in driving our conservation efforts forward and bringing us closer to a world where all life thrives.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
  • The Cook under general supervision performs a variety of moderately difficult duties in the preparation and cooking of a variety of food items served in the various retail food service operations. This position reports to the Chef.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Serves orders for food and beverages
  • Prepares and cooks menu items and other dishes
  • Follows food orders
  • Portions, arranges, and garnishes food
  • May coordinate and supervise other food service employees
  • May serve food at food stands and perform cashier duties 
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Commitment and top notch interpersonal skills to provide great customer service.
  • Problem solving skills to identify practical solutions.
  • Teamwork skills to work well with others and to be a productive member of the team.
  • Applicants must be available weekends and at least two weekdays.
  • Please note if you are selected for this role you will be required to complete the Responsible Beverage Service Training (RBS) within 60 days of your hire date.
  • Training will be provided to you by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and completed on site. 
JOB EXPERIENCE
  • Culinary school and/or experience working in a full service restaurant; techniques, knowledge of equipment, basic food handling, preparation, and cooking skills.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
  • Proper preparation and cooking methods for a wide variety of food items
  • Commercial kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Sanitation and safety methods for food preparation/handling
  • Basic inventory controls
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Cook and bake food in large quantities
  • Operate commercial equipment and utensils
  • Understand recipes and menus;
  • Evaluate and determine food condition, doneness, and decorations
  • Understand and carry out instructions
  • Keep simple records
  • Supervise and train kitchen helpers
SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER
  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences.
  • Diversity is vital for the benefit of our team members, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
  • If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.
  • As a Federal Contractor, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. 
  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a drug free workplace.
Salary
  • 17.00 hourly

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