Hourly Line Cook – Playdium Whitby

  • 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby, ON L1N 9S2, Canada
  • Part-time

Company Description

Life at Cineplex:

Cineplex is synonymous with entertainment. Known as Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, we’re so much more than movies – operating The Rec Room, Canada’s favourite destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ and Playdium, specially designed for teens and families. 

At Cineplex, change and disruption are nothing new. Infusing innovation into everything we do has fueled our evolution as a fully-integrated, diversified and growing organization with exciting career opportunities in our locations and corporate functions. Grow with us and explore roles in operations, food services, hospitality, digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), digital (Cineplex Digital Media) and cinema media (Cineplex Media), consumer loyalty (SCENE), finance, human resources, technology, amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group), and more.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, we rally behind our values of Teamwork, Innovation and Excellence. 

We are creative, curious and love thinking big. The next evolution of Cineplex starts here, with you. 

Learn more about our businesses through the links below. 

Cineplex | Cineplex Digital Media |  | Cineplex Media | Cineplex Store | Player One Amusement Group | Playdium | The Rec Room | SCENE 

Inclusion & Diversity 

Cineplex is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from all intersectional walks of life. The collective sum of our individual differences, experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent represents a significant part of our culture. By valuing a diverse workforce, we enforce hiring practices that are fair and equitable. 

Job Description

Cineplex Entertainment, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is currently recruiting for the position of Line Cook – Playdium, Whitby, reporting to the General Manager. This position will be based at Playdium, Whitby located at 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby, ON L1N 9S2

The Cook is responsible for the preparation of high-quality food in a timely, efficient, sanitary and consistent manner. The Cook must be prepared to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure work environment, while maintaining the organizational ability to identify and act on job duties quickly and effectively. Cook must be prepared to work as a team member in a dynamic workplace, follow all safety procedures, and have a high threshold for heat in a kitchen environment.

Job Duties:

  • A Cook is responsible for the daily preparation of food items in the pantry, fry and/or stations or other areas of the kitchen.
  • Ensure consistently clean and sanitized dishes, equipment, and smallwares.
  • Sets up station according to restaurant guidelines.
  • Must follow clean as you go requirements.
  • Must possess good knife skills.
  • Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner.
  • Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by Playdium.
  • Restocks all items as needed throughout shift.
  • Cleans and maintains station in practicing good safety, sanitation, organizational skills.
  • Has understanding and knowledge to properly use and maintain all equipment in station.
  • Assists with the cleaning, sanitation, and organization of kitchen, walk-in coolers, and all storage areas.
  • Performs additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by the Chef, or Sous Chef.
  • Prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances.
  • Ensure quality and safety of food by performing standard and any additional sanitary measures including sweeping of the floors, cleaning of surfaces, as well as proper covering and storage of food items according to standards and procedures.
  • Work at efficient and consistent pace.
  • Ensure timely preparation of all meals.
  • Ensure that the correct quantities are prepared to meet daily needs.
  • Utilize kitchen equipment during food preparation.
  • Stay productive at all times and prepare for future needs as time allows.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and volunteer to fill open shifts as required by variations in staffing.
  • Follow proper reporting procedures for accidents and incidents to ensure follow-up and prevention.
  • Adhere to all regulations including blood borne pathogens, infection control, use of hazardous materials and fire safety.
  • Serve food in the proper portion size and at the proper temperature.
  • Report any infraction in the food services department policies and procedures.
  • Arrive to work at the scheduled time.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Open and close the station as per the requirements.
  • Lead by example, with and eagerness learn.
  • Responsible to execute daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Candidates must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Professional diploma or food services management preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of cooking experience required.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of food and catering trends, quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation required.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
  • Highly effective teamwork skills.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail.
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work.
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

Work Conditions

  • This position will spend 100% of the time standing.
  • Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat and water.
  • Must be able to transport up to 50 pounds on occasion, and up to 35 pounds regularly.
  • Will be constantly exposed to high temperatures in the kitchen environment.
  • Manual dexterity required to use knives and kitchen appliances.
  • Extended hours as required.

Additional Information

Interested applicants please apply today.  

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As part of Cineplex Entertainment’s standard recruitment process, suitable candidate(s) will be required to undergo pre-employment screening as a condition of employment or promotion.  

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