Culinary cast members at the Walt Disney World® Resort have the opportunity to provide first-rate dining experiences while working for one of the world’s leading entertainment and hospitality companies. Culinary cast members experience a world of options in our Hotels and Theme Parks, from quick service to Five-Diamond dining.
Chef Assistants receive a starting rate of $19.00/hour.
$1000 Hiring Bonus (First payment after 90 days = $250 and Second payment after 150 days = $750)
To be eligible for the sign-on bonus, cast members must be in the position continuously for at least 90 days after hire and be employed by The Walt Disney Company at time of payment. A cast member is hired after the successful completion of Disney Traditions or one full day of employment. To be eligible for an incentive bonus after 150 days, cast members must remain employed in the position continuously for at least 150 days and be employed by The Walt Disney Company at the time of payment. Payments will be made approximately two weeks after the 90 and 150-day milestones, respectively. Bonus payments are subject to applicable taxes and other legal withholding. Disputes concerning eligibility to a bonus payment shall be resolved by Walt Disney World Recruitment in its sole and absolute discretion. The incentives offered herein are subject to change at any time, with or without notice. Cast Members hired prior to June 15, 2021 or after October 2, 2021 will not be eligible for an incentive award.
The Walt Disney World® Resort culinary team is seeking a Chef Assistant to help lead a team of talented culinary professionals to create unforgettable dishes for our Guests.
Picture yourself being a Chef Assistant and having the opportunity to:
Assist the Chef with overall culinary direction and development of the team, while promoting teamwork and a fun work environment
Oversee the daily operation and execution of all menu categories and recipes to ensure the quality and efficiency for every dish
Continue to grow in your culinary career by working in a variety of kitchens and locations without ever having to leave the company
Create dishes from around the world with endless ingredients at your fingertips
Recipe for Success
Possess a minimum 5 years’ experience or culinary certification, plus 3 years of related experience
Proven experience in all stations of the kitchen and multiple cooking skills
Knowledge of kitchen equipment, basic tools, small wares, culinary techniques and ingredients specialized to the location
Demonstrates knowledge of HACCP, basic food temperatures, proper food handling and good judgment of quantity, quality and production
Showcases passion for the culinary arts, continual learning and guest service
Able to follow recipes, make recipe conversions, adhere to food allergies and propose menu items
Basic understanding of kitchen lingo and etiquette
Receptive to working on-stage and working on the chef's table, if needed
Awareness of modern and classical cooking, as well as knife skills and basic butchering techniques
Exhibits clean work habits and ownership of a safe, clean work area
Support the chef in their absence and meet with the chef(s) for an overview
Additional Personal Protective Equipment (face shields, goggles, refillable hand sanitizers, etc.) may be required.
Cast Members will be required to handle cleaning chemicals and supplies
How to Stand Out
Possess bilingual communication skills
Be Serve Safe certified
Proven prior experience as a lead line cook
Additional Salary Information: Chef Assistants receive a starting rate of $19.00/hour.
Internal Number: 815859BR
About Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney Company entertains, informs and inspires people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies families have come to love for over 90 years. Whether you’re looking to create magic in our Parks and Resorts, support business growth and development, work behind-the-scenes on your favorite TV shows or upcoming movies, or anything in-between, this is your opportunity to start the next chapter of your career story and help create the exhilarating experiences Disney is known for worldwide.