Event Chef/Cook

Recruitment #1606-ECCTSATSNC-001

Introduction

The Tampa Sports Authority is looking to hire a Chef aligned with the core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.   

Hillsborough County (County seat of Tampa, FL) is a great place to work! Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, this region boasts an enviable quality of life with year round sunshine, a unique cultural heritage and a diverse business climate. For both individuals and companies alike, Tampa offers accessibility, affordability and opportunity.

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies and thousands of employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including port operations, childrens' education, arts and culture, courts, planning and zoning, public transportation, environmental protection, and employment-related services.

Read below to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience as a cook or chef, and the ability to operate commercial food preparation and cleaning equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Two years of experience as a chef or cook, preferably in a golf course or sporting club setting.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques for mixing, thawing, baking and cooking, measurement tools, recipe execution and methods for innovative preparation and presentation.
  • Knowledge of techniques and equipment for preparing and presenting food products including storage/handling techniques and sanitation standards.
  • Ability to prepare and present meals utilizing culinary principles, standards, techniques and equipment (e.g., grilling, sautéing, broiling, baking, using decorative food displays, following recipes).
  • Knowledge of procedures and temperatures for storing and rotating food stock in coolers, refrigerators, freezers, dry storage, etc. to maintain freshness (“First in, First Out”). 
  • Preparing, labeling, dating, rotating, and pulling perishable foods and drinks in accordance with storage guidelines; identifying food products that do not meet company or compliance standards; and knowledge of policies and procedures for discarding food items or products.
  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time. 
  • Ability to lift over 50 lbs and work in non-conditioned environment.
  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques for kitchen maintenance, cleaning, and use of sanitation systems. 
  • Knowledge of  techniques for care and cleaning of silver, stainless steel and dish machines.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Assists in menu development and implementation.
  • Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
  • Ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.
  • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
  • Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
  • Prepares and cooks foods of all types.
  • Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

Conclusion

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

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