Visitor Center Catering Cook and Baker

Hilmar Cheese Company
 Hilmar, CA

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.

Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Caf and Catering Cook is responsible for safe food handling and preparation to specific recipes for the caf and catering areas

Job Responsibilities

  • Follows proper food handling procedures including thermometer use
  • Follow a recipes
  • Excellent multiple-dish food preparation time management skills
  • Provide excellent and friendly customer service
  • Handle customer questions to properly direct the question
  • Maintain a clean, well-organized and safe work environment
  • Follows first in, first out rotation to ensure freshness of products
  • Handle multiple tasks
  • Exemplify good attitude
  • Perform operations in a consistent repeatable fashion
  • Follow written and verbal direction
  • Be an effective part of a team
  • Responsible for constant improvement of customer service
  • Have availability of 20 hours
  • Annual completion of OSHA required safety training.
  • Safe and proper use of the kitchen and caf equipment
  • Active participation and ownership in your training and development program and associated activities, classes and events, which will be held before, during, after shifts and during scheduled days off.
  • Help coach and train teammates and participate in on the job, buddy training.
  • Place high priority on food safety and sanitation by understanding and executing HCCs food safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Hold self and others accountable to HCCs food safety & sanitation guidelines and policies by communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates.
  • Participate in food safety and sanitation root cause analysis and improvement activities when required.
  • Prioritize safety above all other job duties by having a safety first approach at all times.
  • Report any safety issues, observations, opportunities to your teams and follow up.
  • Participate in departmental safety teams.
  • Promote Company Culture
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.

What You Will Need

  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Food Handler Certification (within 30 days of employment)
  • Pass a pre-employment skills assessment test
  • Pass the level 1 Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Prior restaurant or food service experience
  • Experience with inventory control
  • Understanding of ingredient functions in recipes
  • Understanding of Aloha POS system and inventory

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Stand and walk almost the entire workday.
  • Employees must be physically capable of working in any of the job tasks within their respective area.
  • Required to work at heights and in fairly small areas.
  • Pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, handling and grasping, twisting/turning, repetitive bending.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Stand and walk almost the entire workday.
  • Employees must be physically capable of working in any of the job tasks within the cheese plant.
  • Required to work at heights and in fairly small areas.
  • Pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, handling and grasping, twisting/turning, repetitive bending.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.

This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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