Mid-Entry Level Cook

Xanterra Travel Collection

Job category:
Restaurant / Food Service
Compensation: Other - Inquire
Hookups: Full (FHU)
Wi-Fi: Unknown
Pets OK?: Unknown

Job Description

This is a seasonal position at the Grand Canyon Railway located in Williams, AZ. This is a entry to mid level cooking position responsible for preparing menu/recipe items to Grand Canyon Railway standards and specifications while always maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary work environment.


This position is Workamper eligible


  • Fully understand and support Xanterra Mission Statement and Core Values.
  • Perform all job duties in accordance to County Health Code, the Property Employee Handbook, Department policies, procedures and its Food Safety Management System.
  • Promote and participate in accurate and thorough compliance of the Food Safety Management System; including but not exclusive to its Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Prepare menu/recipe items to Grand Canyon Railway standards and specifications by always following the recipe manual. Maintain a clean safe and sanitary work area
  • Perform all daily cleaning assignments on Kitchen Cleaning Schedule and Prep Cook Closing Check List.
  • Understands and adheres to Grand Depot Café’s standards and practices including; proper hand washing and follows all sanitation policies in regard to personal hygiene, grooming and Company uniform standards. Properly wear gloves as required.
  • Utilize and adhere to all systems such as buffet prep sheets, pull list and waste sheets.
  • Establish production amounts based on count forecasts and production quantity guidelines, in an effort to reduce waste.
  • Thoroughly complete all assigned food preparation and side work duties in a timely manner.
  • Properly use, clean and maintain cooking equipment.
  • Maintain proper food sanitation standards throughout all areas and steps of food production.
  • Date and rotate all prepped food according to procedures and follow the proper first in first out (FIFO) rotation standard for stored foods.
  • Keep prep area swept, mopped and free of slip and trip hazards, keep shelving and storage areas clean and organized.
  • Works in a safe manner, practicing risk management worker safety in knife handling, equipment operation, lifting, working with open flame and all other areas of food production at all times.
  • Assist dishwashers with cleaning kitchen equipment.
  • Assist in stocking and storage of food as requested by supervisor.
  • Notify supervisor of any problems needing immediate attention.
  • Maintains flexibility to work days, evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as scheduled.
  • Understand chemical storage, handling and refill procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Xanterra Parks & Resorts® Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) “We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Female/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.”


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Previous cooking experience in a high volume a la carte or batch production setting with strong knowledge of food sanitation regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of all kitchen stations including batch, prep, pantry and dish.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) skills are desired to effectively communicate with all staff.

Basic Competencies:

  • Verbal comprehension
  • Communication skills
  • Reasoning skills

Employment Conditions:

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
  • Work in all inclement weather conditions.
  • Work safely to ensure company equipment is secure.
  • Wear protective equipment as required by the job duties.
  • Complete required food safety courses and certifications.
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work as needed.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • Constantly standing, walking, twisting, using eye/hand coordination, manual dexterity, handling, wrist motion, bending/ stooping.
  • Frequently carrying, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling items weighing up to 40lbs.
  • Occasionally carrying, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling items weighing up to 100lbs.
  • Constantly listening, hearing, seeing, and speaking.
  • Will be required to stand and walk for long periods of time on cement floors and to occasionally walk on uneven surfaces.
  • Static Strength-The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects.
  • Trunk Strength-The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving our or fatiguing.

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