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Chef / Cook

Sporting Kansas City
Kansas City, KS
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Game Day/Event Staff
POSITION DESCRIPTION
Experience the excitement of a part-time position in professional sports!  The Chef/Cook at Sporting Kansas City is responsible for effectively supporting all culinary operations and preparing outstanding food for fans and guests.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Report for scheduled work in a timely manner and in complete uniform, with a neat and clean personal appearance.
  • Maintain a friendly, positive attitude at all times.
  • Provide outstanding customer service for all guests and clients at Sporting KC facilities.
  • Maintain a clean, net and safe work area.
  • Meet with the Executive Culinary Team to review assignments, anticipated business levels, and other information pertinent to high performance.
  • Ensure that only the highest quality product is served to fans and guests.
  • Maintains and abides by County Health/Sanitation as well as Sporting Kansas City standards.
  • Provide efficient service and quality products by maintaining positive customer and client relations through effective communication and prudent financial practices.
  • Ensures that all equipment is in proper operational condition and is cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Shows flexibility by rotating to other service locations when necessary.
  • Work as a team with fellow associates and other service departments within stadium.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgement base on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Strong attention to detail and precision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Creates and builds positive and productive relationships.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers in order to assure compliance with company service standards.
  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced, team orientated setting.
  • Ability to remain calm under stressful situations.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to accept and carry out responsibility for directions.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • The ideal candidate will have a culinary degree or have graduated from a certified apprenticeship program with a minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of cooking experience in the contract foodservice industry, preferably in premium services, catering, and concessions environments for a sports and entertainment venue.  
  • Strong cooking and line cooking skills.
  • Strong meat and fish butchery, sauce making, as well as advanced cooking techniques.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Proficient using a computer to access the internet.
  • Must meet state and local health requirements for food handlers and alcoholic beverage services.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES
The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Responsible accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • Required to stand for long periods of time, with periods of walking.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary and as needed for occurring events.

Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have access to reliable transportation?

  3. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as necessary?