Prep & cook food to order, directly to customers or through waitstaff. Maintain a clean, kitchen, Wash dishes, order food supplies, take stock of deliveries ensuring food is store properly upon delivery, assist waitstaff and bartenders to ensure customer satisfaction. Prepare special events meals. and all the duties associated with a typical restaurant cook. Ensure food is stored and cooked at correct temperature by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters. Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock. Estimate expected food consumption, requisition or purchase supplies, or procure food from storage. Inspect and clean food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices. Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling, or piercing them with utensils. Portion, arrange, and garnish food, and serve food to waiters or patrons. Season and cook food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience. Prepare relishes and hors d'oeuvres. Substitute for or assist other cooks during emergencies or rush periods. Turn or stir foods to ensure even cooking. Wash, peel, cut, and seed fruits and vegetables to prepare them for consumption. Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment. Bake, roast, broil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.