It's A Big Universe

Culinary Opportunities

Food & Beverage
Orlando, FL
Whether you’re craving the inspired cuisine of our sensational Universal CityWalk restaurants, or the immersive experience of one of many theme park dining locations, you can satisfy your appetite with a Culinary career at Universal Orlando!

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?

Discover a universe of provision – what’s your flavor?

Apply now at Universal Orlando!

Dishwasher: If you’re looking to get your hands wet in your first Culinary job, becoming a dishwasher may be the right choice for you! Successful dishwashers enjoy being hands-on, task oriented, and are comfortable in a fast paced work environment.

Essential duties may include:

  • Loads and empties dish machine, washes pots, pans, cooking utensils and equipment by hand and assists kitchen staff as needed.
  • Removes waste, empties and cleans garbage receptacles, removes recyclable materials and places in appropriate areas. Cleans the kitchen by sweeping, mopping, washing kitchen walls, floors and floor mats.
  • Stocks all dishware and glassware as cleaned.

Line Production Cook: Universal Orlando looks for Culinary talent of all magnitudes. If you are a beginner, or have an interest in learning Culinary skills, you may want to consider becoming a Line Production Cook.

Essential duties may include:

  • Sets up various stations on the line with materials and supplies and maintains availability of same.
  • Uses kitchen materials such as knives and a deep fryer for line prep. Works on both hot and cold stations.
  • Performs cooking duties and related production functions. Ensures high food quality level that meets Universal Orlando standard and performs daily spot checks of all portioning tools. Provides daily documenting and recording of product spoilage.

Second Cook: Second Cooks gain advanced skills by taking on additional tasks in the kitchen. They work alongside our world class Chefs creating mouthwatering dishes for our guests to enjoy.

Essential duties may include:

  • Stocks materials and supplies in hot/cold and dry areas. Maintains all Cost of Goods control tools by performing quarterly updating of control cards, inventory packages, and recipe books. Performs daily spot checks of all portioning tools. Provides daily documenting and recording of product spoilage.
  • May work on stations including, but not limited to, sauté, flat top grill, pantry, and expo.
  • Performs cooking duties and related production functions. Ensures high food quality level that meets Universal Orlando standards.

First Cook: Become a leader in your own kitchen as a First Cook. In this role, 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.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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
  • Comfortable being occasionally exposed to extreme cold (non-weather); and extreme heat (non-weather)

IT’S A BIG UNIVERSE. WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?

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