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Onboard Services Trainee ( Cook ) * - 90220202 - Los Angeles

Date: Sep 19, 2017

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012

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As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.

The Food Specialist (Cook) is responsible for meal preparation in the kitchen on board our dining cars.  The Food Specialist must have the ability to offer our employees a wide variety of full-course meals that are freshly prepared in our kitchens.  The Food Specialist must assist the Chef with all phases of meal preparation, including loading/unloading, verification, handling and storage of all food and service products as well as cooking, plating, supplies, food prep, pantry, and providing to the servers all items on the current menu. The Food Specialist will wash any and all utensils, pots and pans, and will keep the entire lower level of the car clean and in compliance with FDA sanitation regulations and standards.  Employee must complete all end-point duties. Amtrak is committed to serving safe quality food to our passengers in a clean and sanitary environment.


Must have 2-5 years cooking experience, as a chef or cook in a hotel, large restaurant or institutional kitchen.


Must wear a company provided uniform and comply with company grooming policies and be able to deal with stress, be calm and composed at all times.  Must be at least 21 years of age due to alcoholic beverages served in dining room. Personal hygiene, serv safe certified, knife skills a must common food safety practices including, FIFO food rotation knowledge of temp monitoring of food items and food preparation.


The rate of pay for this position is $60.00 per day during classroom training.  During student trips and thereafter, compensation rate is set by existing union contract.


Culinary school degree or advanced education in Food Service Management.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Candidates who apply to this posting may be contacted now or at a later date when a position becomes available.

Requisition ID:31841
Band Zone:SF843 
Posting Location(s):California
Personnel Area:CA15
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:Up to 100% 
Employment Experience Requirements: 2-5 years

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.   We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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