Oak View Group

Cook | Part-Time | Durham Convention Center

Location US-NC-Durham
Job ID
2022-7838
Group
OVG - Food Services & Hospitality
Location Name
Durham Convention Center
Category
Venue Management
Type
Regular Part-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.

Overview

The Cook is responsible for preparing menu items utilizing cooking equipment in a fast-paced environment. The Cook must adhere to high food quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction.  Portion control, food waste and sanitation are additional areas that the Cook must be aware of while operating in the kitchen. The cook must be able to accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, grill, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but OVG may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

 

The Durham Convention Center is owned by the City and County of Durham and operated by OVG Venue Management. OVG, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together we transform events into experiences. These experiences create excitement, make memories and create economic impact for the City of Durham. Come Join Us!  

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for cooking and packaging food product which is prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
  • Receives verbal orders from the front counter staff for food product requirements for guest orders.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality and production standards on all menu items. Food must be fresh and of high quality when served to the guests.
  • Responsible for portion control and serving temperatures of all products served in the concession stand.
  • Responsible for cleaning, stocking and restocking of workstations and displays.
  • Responsible for operating large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers and ovens.
  • Ensures that all work areas and equipment are clean, food products are properly stored, utensils are clean and put away and floor is swept and mopped at end of shift. The Cook must be checked out before ending the shift by the Floor Supervisor to ensure the concession stand meets cleanliness standards.
  • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.
  • Prepares, seasons and cooks starches, vegetables and other side hot food items
  • Performs food preparation work for cooking, including seasoning
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe
  • Deep fries, grills and sautés meats, fish, vegetables and other foods. Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing
  • Portions food on serving plates
  • May add gravies, sauces and garnishes to servings
  • May select recipes per menu cycle, prepare bakery items, receive inventory, move and lift foodstuffs and supplies and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets
  • May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all OVG, client and regulatory rules and procedures
  • Responsible for following food safety and physical safety policies at all times, while utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) when required by management
  • Complies with all HACCP policies and procedures
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.
  • Possess valid food handling certificate if required by state and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of basic operation of equipment and cash-handling procedures preferred
  • Ability to correctly read and interpret written directions
  • Knowledge of / familiar with a variety of cooking methods to include sauté, grilling, frying, baking, etc.
  • Ability to accurately measure and mix ingredients
  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Ability to follow a written schedule
  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift, bend, kneel, twist and stretch
  • Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; able and willing to work nights, weekends and long hours
  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent preferred
  • 0 to 2 years of related work experience

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.

EEO

Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

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