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First Cook

Western & Southern Financial Group
March 28, 2024
400 Broadway St., Cincinnati OH, 45202, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Welcome to Western & Southern Financial Group – Our focus on creating value for our customers through everything we do is foundational to who we are. We provide meaningful and challenging work for our associates, a key facet of our incredible culture that helps make Western & Southern a career destination.

More than 135 years of operating history;

  • Born as a modest, door-to-door life insurance business and built to last forever
  • Ranked 314 on Fortune 500
  • Award winning Talent Development Team
  • Top 10  for Top Spouse Employer and Military Friendly Employer in 2023
  • We consider Cincinnati the best place to live, work and celebrate life – that is why we are committed to doing good for our community

Our Culture

We are building our company to thrive and provide value to our customers, business partners and associates over the long term. To accomplish this, we look for professionals who embody our culture of integrity, top-notch performance, collaboration and teamwork. We are committed to hiring and developing associates who are driven to excel, have a strong work ethic and use astute, fact-based and ethical judgment in decision-making.

A Day in the Life

The First Cook is a key member of our food services team at Western & Southern. This position is responsible for rotating among six different hot production positions, including bake shop, hot entrées, soup and saucier, power food, and hot box/line coordinator, as well as assisting with line communication and ensuring that ample foods are stocked and ready for guests. Skill sets served include but are not limited to someone with 2-3 years of experience in high-volume scratch cooking, food preparation and service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews recipes and menus, and prepares daily food and supply requisitions according to forecasted menus for each position.
  • Prepares all hot foods for each position following Western & Southern (W&S) standardized recipes to ensure top quality, making adjustments as needed according to Safe Serve standards.
  • Works in numerous areas of the cafeteria floor, including the receiving dock as needed.
  • Communicates and interacts with customers providing high-quality service.

Desired Competencies and Skills:

  • Proven experience working effectively within a team. Must provide examples of working with others under difficult situations towards a desired outcome.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of kitchen equipment and tools.
  • Must cite examples of effectively handling customer needs and providing excellent service.
  • Demonstrated experience operating, cleaning and servicing kitchen equipment, i.e., mixers, slicers, knives, etc.

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Premier Benefits to Support YOU

  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, prescription, pet insurance, life insurance, disability, Fertility, maternity/caregiver & parental leave, and more!
  • Retirement solution with our 401(k) savings AND pension plan!
  • Paid time off that increases with tenure.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Subsidized affordable parking
  • On-site Cafeteria and fitness center (including sports leagues)
  • On-site Registered Nurse
  • Career Coaching/Mentoring
  • Individualized development plans and career pathing

Learn more about who we are visit;

Western & Southern Financial Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

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