Junior Cook Location:Reston, VA Salary Range:DOE Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical, dental, vision plans and much more. Employment Type:Full Time Employer:Contract Food Service, Non-Exempt Description: Are you a Junior Cook looking for a new opportunity? Do you want to work for a great company with benefits If your answer is yes, apply now! We are hiring for a hard working and reliable Junior Cook to join our company. SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday, No Weekends and Holidays ~Requirement of this position is that you are a US Citizen and able to pass a background check.~ JOB SUMMARY The Junior 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. 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 moves 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. + Normal hearing and vision. + 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. 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.