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General Cook  


Basic Job Function: Prepares and cooks standard menu items. Prepares sauces, soups, stocks, broth, stews, meats, fish, poultry. Cuts, trims and prepares meats, fish and fowl according to the The Kahala Hotel & Resort's high standards of quality. Assists in the supervision and/or training of other cooks.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares, cooks and serves food according to the hotel's standard recipes. Prepares all the prep work for soups, sauces, salads. Makes bread crumbs, grates cheese, chips shallots and garlic, clarifies butter, peels onions, and chops parsley. Visually inspects, selects and uses food items of the highest quality in the preparation of all menu items.

  • Consistently tastes food items on the menu as well as prepare food to ensure the high standards of quality are met.

  • Inventories and orders/requisitions required produce and dry goods according to anticipated needs.

  • Stores all food in refrigerated boxes including covers, labels and dates, using the proper containers to protect against waste and spoilage.

  • Sets-up and replenishes buffets. Runs the omelette station in restaurant and banquet buffet.

  • Ensures all equipment in working areas are clean and in proper working condition. Performs general/routine cleaning tasks using standard hotel cleaning products as assigned by the supervisor in adherence to health standards.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report all suspicious persons or activities and hazardous or unsafe conditions to the Security Department.

  • Provide instruction and/or guidance for guest and employee safety in fire or other emergency situations.

  • Respond to all guest questions. Provide guest assistance, direction and information as requested when working in public areas.

  • Keeps floors dry and clean to avoid slip/fall accidents.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Education/Training Requirements:

High School / General Education Diploma and culinary degree preferred.


Experience/Skill Requirements:


  • Five(5) years of cooking experience required.  Background must include basic training of employees and simple coaching/supervising.


  • Experience in a medium sized resort with multiple food and beverage outlets preferred.


  • Must have solid knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking and cooking techniques, including from scratch cooking and sauce making.


  • Must have basic knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation.


  • Must have knowledge of operating all kitchen equipment (i.e. stoves, ovens, broilers, slicers, steamers, kettles, etc.)


  • Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements and portion sizes.




  • Certification of tuberculosis clearance required.


  • CPR and Standard First Aid Certification preferred.


  • Kitchen Sanitation Certificate preferred.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Rotating Days and Evenings  
Position General Cook  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CUL-22-00013  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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