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Lead Cook

at DigiPen Institute of Technology

Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Reference #: 1098307

Job Description

Lead Cook

Department:Food Services
Location:Redmond, WA

DigiPen Institute of Technology is looking for a detail oriented Lead Cook to be the second in command in our kitchen, following our Executive Chef’s specifications and guidelines. The successful candidate will employ its culinary and managerial skills in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our customers’ satisfaction.



Help in the preparation and design of all food menus

Produce high quality plates both design and taste wise

Ensure that the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets our quality standards

Fill in for the Executive Chef in planning and directing food preparation when necessary

Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation

Manage and train kitchen staff and assess staff’s performance along with the Chef

Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately when Executive Chef is absent

Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards

Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers



  1. Collaboration Skills.
  2. Attention to Detail.
  3. Customer/Client Focus.
  4. Flexibility.
  5. Stress Management/Composure.

Work Environment

This job operates in a kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer and chef’s knives. The employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise.



2+ years of experience as a Sous Chef

Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures

Excellent record of kitchen and staff management

Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions

Familiar with industry’s best practices

Culinary Degree or 10+ years in the industry