Lead Cook

Sun Outdoors Sarasota (SFN)

Sarasota, FL, US

$20 per hour



Position Summary


A Lead Cook chooses high standards as a guiding principle every day. They cultivate a culture of authentic hospitality for their fellow team members and recognize that they must lead by example. They help oversee the daily operations of the kitchen. Their responsibilities revolve around prepping and cooking food for our guests with genuine hospitality, speed, and accuracy, maintaining the kitchen and surrounding area, as well as the opening and closing of the operation, ordering, receiving, and stocking of food and related items.



  1. Promotes and represents the F&B amenities, as well as the resort, in a positive manner.
  2. Provides friendly, quality, and genuine hospitality to each guest.
  3. Takes food inventory and prepares orders for F&B Manager.
  4. Ensures invoices are checked against deliveries and forwarded with money and receipts to the office daily; oversees the daily deposits and assists with reconciliation.
  5. Responsible for opening and closing the restaurant facility.
  6. Prepares food ordered for restaurant and bar customers using a variety of kitchen equipment (grills, ovens, fryers, meat slicers, food processors, etc.).
  7. Prepares food throughout the day as needed, anticipating, and reacting to guest volume accurately, neatly, and in a timely fashion.
  8. Follows recipes accurately while maintaining food and beverage preparation processes.
  9. Demonstrates knowledge of menu and offerings, including dietary and allergen guidelines.
  10. Performs shift opening, side work, closing duties such as starting equipment and cleaning of refrigeration units, fryers, grills, and surrounding area, as well as other kitchen equipment.
  11. Stocks and replenishes food, beverages, paper products, and utensils as needed.
  12. Other duties as assigned.
  13. Maintains kitchen/cooking areas and ensures equipment and food storage areas are clean, sanitary, and organized as required by the Health Department Rules and Regulations. Reports any kitchen equipment or maintenance issues to the F&B Manager.



  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)
  • 6 months previous kitchen experience
  • Innate desire to provide the very best guest experience
  • Follow instruction for recipes and sanitation guidelines
  • Excellent guest service, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional resort image, including cleanliness and appearance standards



At Sun Outdoors, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with multiple plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan 
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with Sun matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Vacation RV Site Discounts for team members when visiting SunRV Resorts across the nation
  • Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more
  • Paid Time Off including ten holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty
  • DailyPay: Work today, get paid today
Job Reference:  107953


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Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa

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