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Lead Cook in Kandahar at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary
The Lead Cook coordinates and ensures that all meals are prepared, cooked, and served in accordance with standardized recipes so that food quality requirements are met and maintained.
Principal Accountabilities

  • Act as Chef during absence of official Chef
  • Meet or exceed industry and food safety standards for preparation, storage, and serving of food
  • Prepare meals in accordance with standardized recipes
  • Check food and kitchen supplies; ensure cooking utensils, pans, and other equipment are kept in a clean and sanitary condition
  • Assign cleaning duties as needed
  • Ensure all food preparation and kitchen is cleaned and ready for next shift
  • Accurately complete daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules
  • Assist with training of kitchen personnel
  • Record food temperatures, production, and waste on required documentation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent English communication skills and ability to interact effectively with customers and other  personnel
  • Knowledge of food service and sanitation standards
  • Willingness to learn and grow in food service abilities
  • Mature in judgment and behavior
  • Ability to multi-task and handle service points such as grille, cashier duties, and food preparation
  • Ability to consistently arrive punctually and contribute to a positive dining atmosphere

Job Requirements

  • Minimum two (2) year experience in full service or institutional food service environment
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time such as ten (10) to twelve (12) hours, bend, kneel, and reach to store/retrieve supplies
  • Ability to lift, carry, and push supplies and boxes up to 50 pounds
  • Good vision, reading ability, wrist movements, and physical feeling to operate food service equipment
  • Ability to talk and hear well to instruct employees and assist dining facility customers
  • Position requires shift work, days and nights
  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally


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