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Banquet Cook

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Parks & Recreation Department
$15.00 - $18.00/hour
Job Description: 


EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Temporary, Part-Time

SALARY RANGE: $15.00 - $18.00/hour

OPENS: July 30, 2021

CLOSES: When Filled; 1st review August 06


*NOTE: This is a part-time position working 16-25 hours per week, and includes evenings and weekends.  Hours are based on building rental activity and schedules.



Under the direction of the Chef/Kitchen Manager, the Cook will be responsible for offering healthy scratch-prepared meals for a wide variety of dietary needs for guests. Staff must produce foods that are visually attractive and great tasting.


  • Preparing hot and cold meals in a timely manner.
  • Preparation of multiple meals for more than one group at a time.
  • Flexibility when dealing with customer requests.
  • Communicating with the public by demonstrating a professional attitude as a representative of the City of Federal Way.
  • Ensuring the safety of guests and staff at all times.
  • Commitment to scratch cooking and healthy foods.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Comply with all Safe Serve and HACCP programs and principles.
  • Correctly and safely use standard kitchen equipment including, but not limited to knives, ovens, broilers, mixers, slicer, steamers and mandolins.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other food preparation techniques.
  • Take initiative, make sound decisions, and troubleshoot problematic situations in an independent manner.
  • Work calmly under pressure and time deadlines during peak and non-peak hours.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School graduation or equivalent.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Ability to successfully pass WSP Background check.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods during majority of shift.
  • Current Food Handler’s Permit required by the first day of employment. 
  • Current Safe Serve certification is preferred.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification is preferred.

TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2531.


The City of Federal Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.