NBC Universal Culinary Leadership Opportunities in Orlando, Florida

Culinary Leadership Opportunities

Job ID: 500255

Food & Beverage


Universal Orlando Resort ® is a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at Universal Orlando. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who’s serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn’t take magic to put a smile on a guest’s face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Whether you’re serving food, working in an office, maintaining equipment, performing in costume or operating a ride, you won’t just be ‘doing a job.’ You’ll be creating memories for our guests that will last a lifetime. Are YOU that kind of person?

First Cook – Restaurant: If you’re ready to take a stab at Culinary Leadership, First Cook opportunities may be the right fit for you. You’ll be in charge of inventory and ordering for your restaurant, as well as meeting Universal Orlando’s food quality standards. Above all, you will be a mentor to new cooks, ensuring their success in the kitchen. First Cooks should have at least one year previous experience in a Culinary leadership role.

Essential duties may include:

  • Responsible for ordering supplies in accordance to par levels and staffing projects. Receives inventory and ensures the availability of materials and supplies.

  • Ensures that all preparations are in accordance with established recipes, menu and portion specifications and in relation to business volumes. Responsible for food presentation, quality of products and waste prevention.

  • Maintains all cost of goods by performing quarterly updating of control cards, inventory packages, and portioning tools. Provides daily documenting and recording of product spoilage.

  • Studies all evidence of waste and makes suggestions for improved efficiency. Ensures high food quality level that meets Universal Orlando standards. Ensures compliance of the State of Florida’s HACCP program.

  • Ensures established safety practices are followed.

  • Provides work direction of cooks and production workers within area of responsibility. Monitors production staff breaks. Trains production workers in the use of kitchen equipment and food preparation.

Benefits include:

  • Full time, Part time, and Seasonal Opportunities

  • Training Towards Restaurant Management

  • Mentorship and Development from World Class Chefs

  • Free Theme Park Admission

  • Free Tickets for Your Family and Friends

  • Discounts on Merchandise, Resort Rooms, and More!

  • A Thrilling Environment to Develop Your Career

Culinary Management – Sous Chef:

Essential duties may include:

  • Supervises and assists in preparation and presentation of all food items. Ensures food is fresh and prepared in a timely fashion.

  • Schedules employees and production of food items according to the projected attendance.

  • Responsible for ordering food materials and supplies in order to feed the projected amount of guests per day. Ensures waste is at a minimum and food cost is met each month.

  • Trains staff in production and presentation of products. Maintains recipe books and training logs.

  • Makes new recipes for special events and for the restaurant.

Benefits include:

  • Full-Time Career Opportunities Available

  • Development Towards Kitchen and Restaurant Management

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package Offered

  • Competitive Pay and 401k Opportunities

  • A Fun Environment to Lead Passionate Team Members


Positions in Culinary require:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to lift and or move between 25 and 50 pounds

  • Ability to use equipment with mechanical moving parts, sharp edges, and heat surfaces

  • Maintaining a clean work environment with use of cleaning chemicals


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