Peaks of Otter has drawn settlers and travelers to the region for more than 8,000 years. The community whose vestiges remain to be explored today had its beginning in 1766 when Thomas Wood arrived from Pennsylvania. The wife of one of Wood’s descendants would open her home as the area’s first lodging for travelers in 1834. By the late 1800s, Peaks of Otter would be home to some 20 families, a school, a church and a resort hotel. Thomas Jefferson is just one of many luminaries who have visited Peaks of Otter over the years and felt compelled to record the magnificence of the experience.
The Peaks of Otter are three exceptional mountain peaks situated close together in the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the town of Bedford, Virginia. They include Sharp Top, with an altitude of 3,875 feet (1,181 m); Flat Top, with an altitude of 4,004 feet (1,220 m); and Harkening Hill, with an altitude of 3,375 feet (1,029 m). Abbott Lake lies at their feet. The National Park Service preserves the peaks and lake as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Jefferson National Forest.
Several trails offer hikers the opportunity to explore the peaks and surrounding countryside on foot. The least challenging is a one-mile loop around picturesque Abbott Lake. More demanding is the one and one-half mile course to the summit of Sharp Top. Make the climb and be rewarded with a 360°-view of the peak and its surroundings.
In the mid-1900s, the location was selected for special attention as the National Park Service developed recreation and service areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Abbott Lake was constructed and Peaks of Otter Lodge opened in 1964. Today, the property includes 63 rooms all with views of scenic Abbott Lake and majestic Sharp Top Mountain. While some things have changed over the years, the appeal of the region’s Blue Ridge Mountains is still as timeless and captivating as ever.Position Details
Offering a $25 gas card per week if the drive from your home address is 20 or more miles from the peaks of otter lodge!
Cook 2 - Experienced
*Seasonal Performance Bonus Available*
Produce and execute all hot food items on restaurant menu for appropriate shift
- Complete all prep work as related to their shift for hot line
- Prepare all orders exactly as ordered and to chefs specifications
- Prepare all food items as ordered with quality control and timeliness
- Adhere to ServSafe procedures and label, date, wrap and rotate all product (Ice seafood)
- Follow safety, security and kitchen procedures
- Clean entire station before leaving, which includes all surfaces – tops, fronts and sides of all equipment (Fryer, Grill, Stoves and Steam table)
- Maintain under counter cooler and shelves on daily basis for cleanliness and organization
- Communicate with chef for any special instructions
- Other duties deemed necessary by supervisor or manager.
Education & Experience:
- High school diploma required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to pass background, and other pre-employment screening
- Ability to work independently and prioritize work to meet deadlines and make decisions
- Excellent guest service skills; ability to adhere to Company’s GuestPath Universal Service Standards
- Memorize preparation instructions
- Ability to read and comprehend recipes
- Always follow all standardized recipes
- Stand or walk for varying lengths of time
- Lift and carry heavy objects up to 35 lbs.
- Handle and operate dangerous kitchen equipment
- Understand and comprehend orders from a micros tape, keeping ticket times in mind
- Walk and move with urgency
- Concentration and attention to detail is required
- Requires some bending, stooping, squatting, and kneeling
- May require pushing or pulling
- Hearing ability sufficient to respond to the spoken voice
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