Center for Discovery

  • Chef Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/2/2018 5:58 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The position entails the following: assistant chefs ensure clean cooking utensils, chopped ingredients and clean work areas so that the chef can get right down to work. Another part of their work is to make sure that order plates are aesthetically arranged and that the portions are accurate. They possess deep knowledge of food preparation activities, ingredients and food combinations and use this knowledge to assist the chef in preparing exceptional meals. The main duty of an assistant chef is to make sure that all ingredients are available for the chef so that he can cook without any hindrances or delays.Work with the Chef to coordinate and carry out the preparation of all meals. Help plate meals for guests and, on occasion, help arrange sack lunches for guests planning extended outings.  This position would be part-time working Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 


    • Minimum of one year restaurant/hotel or banquet cooking experience in position of responsibility such as prep cook, line cook, or Sous chef. Knowledge of gourmet foods and specialty dishes preferred, and experience in baking a must.
    • Must be able to successful obtain all required food safety food handlers card, license, and/or certification.


    To work at this position, one must possess exceptional culinary insight. Knowledge of standard food preparation and storage techniques are considered a plus point and the ability to work in a high-volume environment.

    • Refer to list of needed ingredients on a day-to-day basis and check inventory
    • Acquire ingredients not available in storage prior to the start of the day
    • Inform kitchen staff of their schedules and delegate appropriate duties
    • Prepare ingredients by chopping vegetables and meats
    • Assist head chef in cooking dishes according to set recipes
    • Monitor food budgets and make sure that all supplies are bought within the set budget
    • Make arrangements to store food items in a safe and orderly manner
    • Rotate frozen food items as standardized in the kitchen rule book
    • Hand ingredients and utensils to head chef during food preparation activities
    • Maintain kitchen order by ensuring cleanliness of tables, counters and work areas
    • Oversee cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen equipment and utensils
    • Operate kitchen equipment such as ovens and grills for cooking purposes
    • Maintain knowledge of all recipes so that the head chef’s place can be filled in effectively in case of absenteeism
    • Set prepared dishes so that they look aesthetically pleasing
    • Make-certain that appropriate portions have been dished out
    • Deal with clients / staff complaints and / or suggestions to better satisfy all CFD clients.



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