Xanterra Travel Collection

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Food Service


United States

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Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Manager, South Rim

Xanterra Travel Collection - Grand Canyon, Arizona

Posted: 11/15/2018


Assist in the day to day operations of a high volume unit kitchen.


  • Apply thorough knowledge of food preparation, including organization of daily specials and banquet/group menu production and maintain food quality through evaluations and guest comments.
  • Assist Kitchen Manager through supervision of the kitchen staff in maintaining food costs and food quality.
  • Assist in ordering, storage and inventory of all food and kitchen operating supplies and maintain food costs at planned level.
  • Assist in training of new employees, with emphasis on employees being promoted from within the kitchen operation.
  • Assist in scheduling kitchen personnel, keeping in mind business levels and labor budget.
  • Administer corrective action as necessary and approve corrective action administered by other Unit Food & Beverage Management for assigned kitchen personnel.
  • Enforce strict ServSafe, HACCP food sanitation program for unit kitchen.
  • Conduct temperature checks throughout the shift to ensure food items are in the safe temperature zone(s). Discard any food items found to be in the temperature danger zone.
  • Maintain and review shift log on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that assigned staff is adhering to risk management procedures such as wearing personal protective equipment, MSDS location and comprehension, ergonomics and slip and fall.
  • Project a commitment to Xanterra South Rim’s environmental policies.
  • Assist with correcting all National Park Service Concessions and Public Health Service noted discrepancies within the assigned abatement period.
  • Assist with conducting annual reviews of all hourly personnel.
  • Ensure that all maintenance requests are reported promptly and follow-up on requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Three years supervisory or lead cook experience in a high volume ala carte dining or institutional establishment with progressive cooking/menu development.
  • Ability to train kitchen positions in all areas of operation, from ala carte preparation/presentation to batch cooking to prep work to entry level kitchen positions; with a goal of advancing staff within the kitchen.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills particularly in regards to training employees.
  • Proven interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with F&B Managers, plus front of house personnel and guests.
  • Experience in menu development, food production records, scheduling employees and inventory/cost controls.
  • Ability to pass ServeSafe food sanitation course and train staff on the program.
  • Ability to use computerized food ordering system, and experience with Word and Excel software as well as FoodTrak inventory software.
  • Ability to quickly assess productivity levels of the cook line, dish area and pantry personnel during any given meal period.
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards, and correct them immediately.

Low-cost in-park housing provided.  Discounted meals; Medical/Dental/Vision health plans available; 401K; Drug-free workplace.  Employment history verified.  Background checks/Drug test required. Xanterra is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities/Woman/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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