GENERAL COOK, BEARS DENHershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) HeadquartersHershey, PA
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Job Description

"For internal applicants the internal posting period is 4/8/2021 through 4/15/2021."

This is the entry level position in a professional kitchen. This culinarian should have general knowledge, understanding and application of knife skills and cooking techniques. The General Cook must possess a basic understanding of a ala carte setting as well as production. The General Cook needs to possess a positive attitude with a professional appearance and demeanor.

Job Functions:
  • Produce consistent food projects while following recipes with reduced supervision and direction from the chef's, while maintaining quality standards.
  • Exhibits an advanced knowledge, understanding and application of knife skills and cooking techniques.
  • Identify and safely use all kitchen equipment.
  • Properly label, date and rotate all products to ensure safe keeping and sanitation.
  • Maintain an organized, clean and sanitary/work area in accordance with Health Department/ ServSafe standards.
  • Assist, train and guide culinary interns and general cooks in daily tasks.
  • Able to work multiple stations in your designated area, on your designated shift to include but not limited to Garde Manager, A la Carte Hot Line, Banquets, etc.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of inventory control, requisitions, and par levels.
  • Performs other job related duties as required, to include nightly food requisitions from the butcher/storeroom and prep lists, etc.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum of 2 years culinary experience OR a certificate or degree from a Culinary Institution.
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Additional Qualifications:
  • Knowledgeable of kitchen equipment, good knife skills, and possess a full tool kit.
  • Knowledgeable of weights and measures, as well as basic math applications.
  • Must be able to assist, train and direct culinary interns and general cooks in daily tasks
  • Proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in English.
  • Skilled with a minimum of two cuisines. Examples may include but not limited to Asian, Italian, Classical, New American, and Mexican.
  • Complete a mystery basket cooking test to include 3 courses in 4 hours.
  • Must obtain ServSafe certification.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
  • Reaching Forward Constant (>67%)
  • Lifting Frequent (34-66%) (50lbs maximum weight)
  • Reaching Overhead Occasional (
  • Finger Dexterity Constant (>67%)
  • Hand/Eye Coordination Constant (>67%)
  • Stooping Occasional (
  • Bending Occasional (
  • Standing Constant (>67%)
  • Walking Frequent (34-66%)
  • Additional physical requirements include repetitive elbow motions for chopping, repetitive write motions for stirring and chopping.
  • Must have ability of taste buds to distinguish between and among flavors, spices, temperature, and mouth feel (smoothness, pungency, etc.) of food, and beverage.
  • Must have ability of olfactory nerves to distinguish between and among odors and scents as to their appeal and level of intensity.
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures.
  • This is a union position and the work schedule will be based on union seniority. Candidates must be able to meet scheduled requirements, which will most likely require evening and weekend hours.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Details

Entry level
Full-time

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Address27 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033 View map
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People (2)

ANDREW HELMERVICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCESAndy was named Vice President, Human Resources in January 2014. Andy began his career with the company in 1984 at Hersheypark and held various positions in the Foods Department at the Park over the next eight years. In 1992, he began his management career as Food Service Personnel Coordinator. Throughout his more than 20-year career with the company, Andy has held a variety of positions, including Manager Compensation/HRIS and Assistant General Manager of the Entertainment Complex. Prior to becoming the company's Vice President, Human Resources, Andy served as Managing Director of Human Resources.
JOHN K. LAWNPRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERJohn was appointed a Director of the company in June 2017. John was elected Chief Executive Officer in June 2017 after serving as President since September 2016. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and held other leadership positions in the Entertainment division, including Director of Food & Beverage and Assistant General Manager of Hersheypark®. Prior to joining the company, John worked with clients at Yankee Stadium, FedEx Field, and the Men's US Open Championships, as well as at other sporting venues and premier hospitality events throughout the country. John is a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). He serves on the boards of both the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYHershey Entertainment & Resorts is dedicated to preserving the legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey. Mr. Hershey's business practices of more than 100 years ago extended to what business leaders today recognize as the foundations of responsible and sustainable business. He believed that supporting the community and helping those in need were an important part in the success of his business model. Those same beliefs hold true today and are the foundation to everything we do as a company.
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