Part-Time Chef

Part-Time Chef - Houston, TX FireDisc is a Houston-based manufacturer of portable cookers and accessories. The company is five years old and growing rapidly.

About the Job

Primarily working at events, part-time, in and around the Houston area. Ensures correct food portions are being cooked and maintains a clean and sanitized working area. Prepares and sets up food for cooking as well as serves finished product.

  • Performs a cooking demonstration ensuring his/her interaction with event guests is appropriate and non-offensive.
  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking.
  • Maintains a clean, sanitary and organized cooking area. Reports any equipment or maintenance issues to sales manager.
  • Is knowledgeable about and complies with the company’s standards on food portioning, cooking methods, quality, recipes, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares foods in accordance with the company’s portion standards and recipe specifications prior to cooking, including battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating foods.
  • Handles, stores, labels and rotates foods properly and in accordance with state and local public health and safety laws. Understands and follows FIFO method for food handling.
  • Uses knives, hand tools, utensils and equipment to portion, cut, slice, julienne, whip, beat, maintain holding temperature, chill, freeze or otherwise produce food for the event.
  • Presents a clean and neat appearance and uses a courteous manner with all event staff and guests.
  • Performs other duties as requested by sales manager.
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors.
  • Must be comfortable traveling to event locations in and around the Houston area.
  • Previous experience as a hibachi chef or cook highly desirable.

Competencies, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Customer Service: Must possess excellent customer service skills. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism when interacting with guests and dealing with guest complaints. Ability to monitor and anticipate guests’ needs and respond accordingly in an effort to maintain a positive and enjoyable experience. Ability to entertain and perform in front of guests is strongly desired.
  • Communication: Must possess excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate and understand colleagues’ instructions, read and understand written directives, and be able to clearly communicate if he/she requires further direction. Must be able to interpret nonverbal cues in an effort to identify and correct potential problems. Must be able to clearly speak in English. Interpersonal Relationships: Ability to adapt and interact with a diverse group of people. Ability to maintain a professional and courteous demeanor during stressful and/or busy times. Must be able to work individually and also in a team setting.
  • Physical Demands: Must be able to perform a variety of physical activities including, but not limited to, standing for long periods of time, climbing, walking, bending, reaching and lifting up to 60 lbs. Ability to carry and lift cookware containing hot or cool foods and liquids. Must possess the manual dexterity to use cooking tools properly and while performing cooking shows. Must be able to handle smoke and heat from cooker. Must be able to work outdoors in varying temperatures. Must be able and willing to provide own transportation to and from event sites.
  • Food Knowledge, Preparation, Production and Safety: Ability to prepare food for consumption with background knowledge of proper techniques and equipment to be used. Must be able to clearly explain how food is prepared, cooked and served to guests. Knowledge of industry standards on food storage and handling techniques is highly desirable. Where applicable, holds a state and/or local food handlers card. Knowledge of discada or wok cooking is a plus.

Shift Flexibility: Must be able to work different shifts, which may include holidays, nights and weekends. Hours will vary dependent on need. This is primarily a part-time position.

Please email resumes to: Careers@firedisccookers.com

Please do not contact after the resume has been sent. We will reach out to verified candidates for additional steps.