Overview

Lead Cook Position:

Lead Cooks provide technical and administrative assistance to the Sous Chef and prepare/ portion food for the resort’s food and beverage outlets.

Essential Functions:

  • Possess a solid background in making soups, stocks, grilling, and roasts with the knowledge of varied methods and techniques to prepare food.
  • Knife handling skills.
  • Be able to assume control of the kitchen in the absence of a Sous Chef.
  • Assist Sous Chef in developing additions to the menu.
  • Assist in training and updating staff.
  • Responsible for product availability for restaurant and banquet items.
  • Directs proper sanitation of kitchen facilities and equipment.
  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment is in good working order.
  • Direct proper maintenance of kitchen coolers and freezers (food product rotation, sanitation, labeling, etc.)
  • Monitor and control all food production.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and techniques in the kitchen.
  • Model and promote a good working relationship with Front of the
  • House managers and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile:

Education and Experience

  • 1 to 2 years of college or university programed preferred or 2 to 4 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform as a strong team player.

Lead Cook Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to bend, lift, and carry heavy objects.

Lead Cook Preferred Traits

  • Broad and in-depth professional knowledge and skills in food preparation, cooking, and presentation; good knife skills and knowledge of food and its characteristics, especially its shelf life.
  • Ability to motivate others and lead people in the area of correct procedures and follow through.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of company personnel and outside vendors.
  • Good personal hygiene.
  • Skills and Knowledge

Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Basic Computer Skills – Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).

Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Personnel and Human Resources – Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Law and Government – Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules that apply to job (e.g., OSHA, EPA, ADA, CFC, NFPA, ASI).

Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Analytical/Critical Thinking – The ability to gather and organize information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications, problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses, and consequences of alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.

Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Number Facility – The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

Originality – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about products, services, or situations, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Management Competencies

  • Adaptability – Ability to effectively adjust to major changes in work tasks or the work environment.
  • Aligning Performance for Success – Skilled at focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Building a Successful Team – Skilled at building a cohesive team and facilitating goal accomplishment.
  • Building Trust – Ability to interact with others in an honest, fair, and respectful way; giving others confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  • Communication – Skilled at clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media; engaging the audience and helping them understand and retain the message.
  • Customer Focus – Ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships; actively seeking information to understand and address customers’ needs.
  • High Work Standards – Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.
  • Planning and Organizing – Skilled at establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed efficiently.
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – Ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing solutions.

Company Description:

Big Cedar Associates


  • Know and embody Big Cedar’s mission and values.
  • Provide genuine Ozarks hospitality and professionalism in every guest interaction.
  • Are empowered to resolve problems and instances of guest dissatisfaction.
  • Assist and practice teamwork in, and outside, their department.
  • Greet, own and thank guest and associates in every interaction.
  • Are responsible for maintaining a safe, accident-free environment, preserving Big Cedar assets, and protecting confidential information.
  • Are knowledgeable of all Big Cedar, Top of the Rock, Golf, Shooting Academy and Dogwood Canyon properties, services and amenities.
  • Take responsibility for keeping the properties clean.
  • Present a professional appearance by following dress and grooming standards.
Recruiter / HR Contact: Audrey Foster
HR Contact Number: +1 417-339-5062