Assistant Cook (Seasonal)
Job Details
Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc - Lake Junaluska, NC
Restaurant - Food Service

LJA Mission Statement:

The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body.

Located in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Lake Junaluska is a conference and retreat center that hosts over 50,000 overnight guests annually. We have over 400 lodging rooms, a campground, and meeting space for up to 2,000 people. All of our facilities are located on a scenic 1,200 acre campus which boasts panoramic views, abundant recreation opportunities, and a 200 acre lake. Our market ranges from youth groups to affluent leisure guests primarily from the Southeastern US

Essential Functions

  • ·Prepares meals, using standard, approved menus in sufficient quantity and quality.
  • ·Meets specific needs of calendar and scheduled events (regular and special).
  • ·Operate all equipment necessary for food preparation including convection ovens, stoves, meat slivers, chopper, knives, steamers, steam kettles and skillets.
  • ·Manage time so as to complete all the necessary tasks in the scheduled time.
  • ·Maintain product inventory efficiently to reduce product loss due to waste.
  • ·Discuss supply needs to immediate supervisor or Director.
  • ·Keep all equipment, storage areas, and work areas clean and maintained to the standards set by the North Carolina Department of Health.
  • ·Wear and maintain Lake Junaluska staff uniform.
  • ·Comply with safety policies, practices and procedures, perform other duties as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A combination of education and experience equal to 2 years in food preparation.
  • Must be flexible, work well under pressure, able to follow directions.
  • Must be clean, neat, physically capable of performing all assigned duties.
  • Ability to read and write instructions, correspondence and memos.
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Must be able to prioritize, multi-task projects.
  • Manage time so as to complete all the necessary tasks in the scheduled time.

Performance/Success Factors

  • Be punctual to work functions; performs well in a team environment; complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner; mindful of assignments and able to prioritize tasks and events.
  • Perform routine duties with minimal supervision; occasional check of work while in progress; work is reviewed upon completion.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Strive for quality in all task and/or duties.
  • Ability to receive guidance with respect to general objectives; in the majority of tasks and projects assigned, occasionally determine methods, work sequence, scheduling and how to achieve objectives of assignments; operate within policy guidelines.
  • Able to work independently but operate within policy guidelines using independent judgment.

Working conditions

  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous activities with quiet to moderate noise.
  • Well-lighted, heated or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Ability to coordinate work, occasionally moves about, able to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, talk to and hear staff and customer requests, and also lifts or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Must have adequate vision to carry out daily activities, such as reading receipes.

Equal Opportunity Employer