- Full Time
Cook Location:Washington, DC Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical plans, dental and vision, 401k savings plan, life insurance and much more. Employment Type:Full Time Employer:Business Dining and Specialty Restaurants Description: Are you look for a new opportunity? Are you dependable, and hospitality-oriented? Do you want to work for a great company with great benefits? Guest Services, Inc. is growing and we are looking for a dependable, energetic, positive, hospitality-oriented Line Cook to assist with the preparation, cooking, and serving of food in a fast-paced business dining environment. SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday with ocassional special events requiring additional hours or some weekends. JOB SUMMARY The Cook assists the Chef or General Manager by preparing, cooking, and serving food. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS + Prepare and cook food items according to recipes, daily menus, and supervisor instructions. + Clean and inspect kitchen equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation. + Operate food station, including performing station checklist, temperature log, counter meeting, and signage. + Requisition food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances, based on estimates of future needs. + Monitor menus and spending in order to ensure that meals are prepared economically. + Maintain awareness of safety issues, and report them immediately to your manager. SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE + Partial High School education required; High School Diploma/GED preferred. + Culinary knowledge. + Food Safety certified and strong sanitation habits. + Strong customer service abilities; actively looks for ways to assist customers and coworkers. + Ability to recognize when a problem has occurred and communicate it to management. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS + Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment. + Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally. + Ability to stand for the entire work day. + Climbing steps regularly. + Withstanding temperature extremes in freezer, refrigerator walk-in and grill areas. + Reading and writing work-related documents in English. + Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English. + Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced kitchen. + Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties. EQUIPMENT USED + Standard commercial cooking machinery and utensils. Guest Services offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including Paid Time Off and a generous 401(k) Match. Veterans, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Women especially encouraged to apply. Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.