Lead Cook (Lifeworks- Bulldog Tavern, Georgetown University)

Washington, DC
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Food Service, Cook
Education, Restaurant
Full Time
**Overview:** **About Aramark** Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. **Description:** Founded in 2008, **LifeWorks Restaurant Group** creates customized restaurants in office buildings that are unique to each client organization we serve. Our goal is to "Inspire Life at Work" and our chefs are dedicated to the creation of menus that use local ingredients to prepare sustainable, authentic dishes from scratch each day. From the beginning of each client relationship, the team at LifeWorks Restaurant Group establishes a transparency with its partners, from space design and delivery to the marketing of the final, branded product. For more information, please visit: at . **Position Summary:** The primary responsibility of this position is to maximize the profitability of the Food and Beverage Operations. This person will ensure the highest level of customer service, safety, sanitation, food & beverage quality and consistency while at all times driving sales and controlling costs. In addition this role will include administrative duties such as scheduling Front of House and culinary staff. **Essential Functions:** + Maintain a safe, sanitary work environment, which conforms to all standards and regulations. + Adhere to safety policies and accident reporting procedures. + Review monthly menu and ensure that food items are ordered. + Assist in conducting inventory. + Requisition orders as needed for approval. + Ensure proper portion and any special dietary requirements are fulfilled. + Ensure timely and efficient meal service. + Adhere to security policies and procedures. + Ensure storage areas are locked at all times. + Ensure that all kitchen tools and equipment are returned to their designated secure area. + Ensure all keys are returned and secured. + Develop sanitation schedule and ensure cooks, and/or food service workers adhere to the assigned schedule. + Oversee cleaning of kitchen. In addition, oversees washing of kitchen utensils and equipment according to sanitary methods. + Properly receive and store food and food related items. + Requisition supplies and equipment to maintain stock levels. + Monitor stock levels and report any discrepancies to Direct Supervisor. + Follow Aramark's Standard of Operation for food handling and storage. + Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and expedite workflow for inmate and/or Aramark employee workforce. + Recommend disciplinary action + Complete all required training. + Perform other job duties as assigned. **Qualifications** + High school education or equivalent experience preferred + Knowledge of food prep, proper knife handling, temperature control, and sanitation is helpful. + Must be able to use a computer. + Must be able to read and write to facilitate proper communication with others. + Mathematical ability required. Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations. + Current SERV SAFE certification or ability to obtain. **Qualifications:** **Required Qualifications:** + Good interpersonal and communication skills + Ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate excellent customers service + Must have the ability to manage and support the kitchen staff + Minimum 2 years experience in the food service industry as a cook + Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions **Desired Qualifications:** + Culinary training or degree + 3 or more years experience in the food service industry as a cook **Work Environment:** Back-of-house. Requires frequent lifting/transporting hot food items, ability to work inside kitchen area, interact with heated equipment, steam and other at risk conditions. Involves repetitive motion. Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran