The Cook - Lead is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cooking eggs; providing guidance to more junior kitchen staff; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as necessary; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times; performs all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to the Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, or General Manager depending upon local requirements.
•Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and beverage products
•Tastes products, follow menus, estimate food requirements, check production and keep records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as needed
•Provides guidance / leadership for determining process flows during high volume times
•Monitors kitchen activities, providing input and advice to team to optimize productivity
•Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment
•Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards
•Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts and shreds fruits and vegetables
•Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of product
Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:
•Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
•Requires a minimum of 3 year of closely related cooking experience in high volume or fast casual dining restaurant environment
•Requires advanced or specialized food knowledge pertaining to making Sauces, Soups, Sauté, Broiler, Fry, and Pantry
•Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers
•Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
•Requires the ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
•Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions
•Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, and hot plates
•Frequently works in hot environment
•Supervisor/Lead experience preferred
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Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Drug Free Workplace (DFW)
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