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Cook Assistant Commis in CocoCay, Berry Islands, Bahamas at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description

Cook Assistant Commis

Perfect opportunities begin at Perfect Day!

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees in CocoCay, Bahamas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Position Summary:

The Cook Assistant Commis is responsible for preparing and cooking high quality foods according to Royal Caribbean International's recipe standard. Primarily assist the Chef de Partie and be capable of executing heavy production demand on a daily basis.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the Island employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management. All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with the Company's Safety, Quality and Environmental standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s Royal Way Experience, SQM standards, USPH guidelines, environmental, and safety policies. Each Island employee may be required to perform other functions in various venues In accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s philosophy of Anchored in Excellence, each employee conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions with guests or fellow employees.

Specific Duties:

  • Each culinary Island employee reports to their workstation assignment on time and properly groomed and dressed according to Royal Caribbean International’s The Royal Way. This includes a clean uniform, name tag, Chef’s hat, apron, hair net for ladies, calibrated thermometer, neckerchief with gold color neck slide, company approved specified safety shoes and wearing appropriate PPE according to assigned tasks.
  • In accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s philosophy of Anchored in Excellence, each employee conducts one’s self in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions with Guests or fellow shipboard and island employees and/or in the presence of Guest contact, and employee areas.
  • Collaborates with the assigned station-head, usually the Chef de Partie to review the requirements of the day’s meals and time frames for service.
  • Practices at all times HACCP and onboard sanitation and hygiene standards, in compliance with ship’s international itinerary.
  • Acquires proficiency in regards to onboard public health control plan to ensure all foods, served and prepared, are safe for consumption.
  • Records food temperature, and prepares other required logs.
  • Learns about OPP and practices common procedures to prevent outbreak.
  • Works with assigned station team members or all others in a cooperative, productive and effective manner.
  • Provide new employees a positive example and guidance on daily activities and familiarization of the work place.
  • Knows and operates all equipment according to Company’s standard operating procedures.
  • Adjusts thermostat controls to regulate temperature of refrigerators, ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, steam kettles, etc.
  • Tests equipment to ensure accuracy of temperature gauges, heating or cooling elements, etc.
  • Reports to station head all malfunctions and requests necessary repairs.
  • Maintains cleanliness of all utensils and equipment in their assigned section, taking care not to splash water inside the electrical components to prevent damage.
  • Handle carefully all equipment by placing them in the right storage areas and never allowing anything to drop onto the floor while transporting to other location. Report immediately to supervisor any equipment that is out of order or needs to be repaired.
  • Pick up food items from the ship provision store and deliver food products to certain outlets.
  • Remove empty cartons and boxes in the provision area and bring them to incinerator room.
  • Practice correct garbage separation. Follow Island preparedness plan for all venues for ship call day
  • Organize and prepare meals in place.
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe to prepare soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces, and casseroles.
  • Evaluate foods being cooked by tasting, smelling, and determining the correct food temperature by using a calibrated and sanitized thermometer.
  • Works in various stations that prepare meat, fish, vegetables, and other foods for baking, roasting, broiling, grilling, braising, sautéing, steaming, etc.
  • Perform multitask activities such as wash, peel, cut and shred fruits and vegetables. Butcher chicken, fish and shellfish. Cut, trim and bone meat prior to cooking or serving.
  • Places food items, portions and garnishments in accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s corporate recipe standard.
  • Ensure all foods on plates at Coco beach Club are correctly portioned and served uniformly.
  • While working in front of the house or buffet areas must be able to explain ingredients in the menu and preparation techniques.
  • While working at the company’s private destination, consider safety of one’s self, colleagues and guests. Be familiar with the nearest first aid station, location of safety equipment and routes around the island’s work station.
  • Ensure to provide guests with professional and friendly service at all times.
  • Responsible to secure Company property and food products brought to the island.
  • Must work in best sanitary condition as applied onboard including standard of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Cleans workstations before and after meal preparation.
  • Follows cleaning procedures for work surfaces, and all related equipment and utensils.
  • Assembles workstation for the next meal preparation shift. This includes cleaning of food storage areas and refrigerators.
  • Practice ergonomic exercise such as stretching before reporting for duty. Required to report first stage of illness or health disorder to immediate supervisors.
  • Attends meetings, training activities, company culinary training course and all other work-related activities on time.
  • Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position. Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


Job Requirements


  • Proof of cook apprenticeship completion or equivalency.
  • Minimum 3 years kitchen experience in a 4 star hotel, restaurant or high volume food service facility.
  • Ability to read, interpret, demonstrate culinary fundamentals and knife skills.
  • Possesses sound knowledge of food handling procedures with regard to public health standards and kitchen cleanliness.
  • Knowledge of food ingredients from international classical dishes.
  • Ability to identify and operate common kitchen equipment such as grinders, deep fryers, ovens, Bain Marie, mixers, etc.
  • Ability to work positively and cooperatively in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with others.
  • Completion of high school or basic education equivalency preferred.
  • Computer literacy is a plus.

Language Requirements:

  • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests.
  • Ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to speak additional languages such as Spanish, French or German preferred.
  • Be able to compute basic arithmetic.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand in the sun and endure external elements during work assignment. Long periods may be endured in hot humid outdoor environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • All employees must be physically able to participate in emergency procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal, hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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RCL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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