Job Description

WORK IN PARADISE  at the beautiful South Seas on the tip of Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast just across the bridge from Fort Myers. Escape to a tranquil tropical island destination, marked by 2.5 miles of beaches, surrounded by glistening gulf waters and endless opportunities for fun and adventure. 

Yes, we were significantly impacted by Hurricane Ian, but our beaches and sunsets are stunning - and we’re coming back with a new and refreshed resort!  

JOIN OUR MISSION

We are a part of Timbers Resorts, a developer and operator of exceptional boutique hotels, residence clubs and resort communities located in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. We are always looking for dynamic, driven people to join our team. We are passionate about exposing our Owners and guests to some of the most sought-after places on earth and creating unparalleled experiences for families to make memories. Grow your career with us and learn first-hand how to shape remarkable experiences for our NEW world-class resort, guests, and owners.

POSITION OVERVIEW

A food truck cook is responsible for preparing and cooking food items, based on standardized recipes while maintaining the highest standards to produce appealing and appetizing product.  The cook must follow established recipes, including measuring, weighing, and mixing ingredients. They must also ensure that food portions and presentation meet company standards. In addition to cooking, the cook may be responsible for managing work orders, planning menus, and responding to guest preferences and complaints. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation, and safety in and out of the food truck and work area while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio. They must ensure that food is fresh and stored at the correct temperature to avoid spoilage.

RATE OF PAY $21.00 plus the opportunity to make tips

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Perform opening and closing duties according to established side-work checklist.
  2. Have a thorough knowledge of menus and the preparation required according to standards.
  3. The cook will be asked to prep food for service each day.
  4. During the shift, the cook is responsible for cooking all menu items to order.
  5. Must keep station and work area clean throughout the shift.
  6. Before each shift, stocking the food truck with all necessary ingredients is essential.
  7. Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly, service-oriented manner.
  8. Greet guests in a timely manner.
  9. Be attentive of guests’ needs and assist in providing a pleasant dining experience.
  10. Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and nametag when working.
  11. Always comply with Timber’s standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient operations.
  12. Maintain cleanliness and organization of all storage areas.
  13. Attending meetings and training as required by management.
  14. Perform other duties as requested by management.
  15. Assisting other crew member in other operational functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not limited to)

  • Food safety knowledge, to safely serve our guests – cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures
  • Assembling orders with accuracy and speed
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards.
  • Following proper TIPS Guidelines if serving a beverage if crew member needed back up
  • Delivering guest their items ordered, emphasizing on accuracy and efficiency
  • Maintaining a clean work environment
  • Restocking to keep par levels of products before, after, and throughout the shift
  • Keeping food truck properly organized daily
  • Setting up and/or breaking down all stations inside the truck, drink coolers, and potentially umbrellas/tables

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:       High school diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a hotel or related field is preferred

Experience:     Minimum 1 year cooking experience, former line cook/fry cook with food service preferred

Required:        - Must have a valid driver’s license, motor vehicle background check will be completed

- Alcohol Awareness Certification (must comply with State regulations)

- Must be 18 years old or older to hold this role, serving/selling alcohol in state of FL

- Food Handlers Certification (must comply with State regulations)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES  

  • Read and follow recipes, understand units of measurement
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • This position holds multiple job functions at once, a great multitasker and detail oriented.
  • Must show initiative in job performance, including anticipating what needs to be done before it becomes a necessity.
  • Works well in stressful, high-pressure situations – fast paced environment.
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns or issues raised by coworkers and/or guests.
  • Teamwork is essential and critical in this role, dependable, adaptable, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Effectively communicate with fellow crew members

WORKING CONDITIONS - PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Working in a confined space with exposer to hot kitchen environments on a daily basis. 

Position requires you to be able to stand, walk, bend and stoop for prolonged periods of time. 

Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. 

Must be able work in different types of weather, including high temperatures.  

Operating a variety of equipment specific to food trucks, along with safety equipment such as fire extinguishers

HOURS REQUIRED 40 hours per week, flexible schedule, will be required to work weekends and/or holidays.

We offer a very competitive salary and generous benefits including:

  • Low-cost Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • 401(k) with 100% match
  • Commuter and Company-paid Toll Programs
  • TIPS (Alcohol Awareness) and SafeStaff (Food handling) certifications can be scheduled and accomplished on property, facilitation by HR Manager

While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).