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Culinary Chef Assistant- Full-Time, (Lead Line Cook) Walt Disney World

Culinary Cast Members at the Walt Disney World® Resort have the opportunity to provide first-rate dining experiences while working for one of the world's leading entertainment and hospitality companies. With more than 300 Food & Beverage locations throughout property, Culinary Cast Members experience a world of options, from quick service to Five-Diamond dining.

  • Chef Assistants are responsible for execution of all menu categories and specific recipes for menu items including; timing, quality, temperature, portion, and presentation.
  • Chef Assistants are responsible for overseeing all daily operations and will be assisting with overall culinary supervision promoting teamwork, efficiency, and fun working environment.
  • Chef Assistants will lead Cast Members on HACCP/sanitation procedures to ensure strict regulations/standards are upheld at all times.
  • Chef Assistants will assist with allergy requests; will provide knowledge of product ensuring a safe, smooth operation.

Chef Assistants receive a starting rate of $13.95 to 14.73/hour.

Regardless of the kitchen, our restaurant leaders and chefs are committed to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. Working with exceptional chefs and an experienced staff in a back to the basics environment ensures that each culinary cast member can gain the experience necessary to work at any of our food and beverage locations across property.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience or culinary certification and 3 years related experience

  • Experienced in all stations in the kitchen and multiple cooking skills

  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper food handling

  • Proficient knife skills

  • Demonstrates good judgment of quantity, quality and production

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic temperatures and food safety

  • Knowledge of HACCP

  • Demonstrated passion for the culinary arts and desire to learn

  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper food handling

  • Exhibits clean work habits and ownership of a safe clean area

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow recipes

  • Ability to propose menu items

  • Proficient with basic tools, measurements and kitchen equipment

  • Proficient with culinary techniques specialized to the location

  • Demonstrates good judgment of quantity and production

  • Proven ability to accomplish all previous tasks

  • Guest service focus

  • Knowledge of kitchen lingo and etiquette

  • Understanding of recipe conversion

  • Knowledge of ingredients specialized to the location

  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment specialized to the location

  • Knowledge of small wares specialized to the location

  • Knowledge of culinary techniques

  • Be receptive to working on-stage and working in the chef's table if needed

  • Awareness of modern and classical cooking

  • Knowledge of basic butchering

  • Supports the chef in their absence

  • Knowledge of food allergies

  • Will be required to meet with the chef(s) for an overview

  • This role is Full-Time and requires full availability for any shift, any day of the week, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual communication skills

  • Serve Safe certified

  • Prior experience as a Prep Chef, Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef

Additional Information

Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and some shifts may start as early as 5:00am while some may end as late as 3:00am, 4:00am or 5:00am. Please note that the principles of seniority are used to schedule all roles.


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