Line Cook- Full-time
The Line Cook is responsible for pre-preparation, station set up, preparation and service to order of menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner service that will be cooked as ordered by a resident or customer. Menu item preparation can include any hot food, cold food and baked items. Completes the assigned meal production schedule. Work station assignments may include but not limited to: Grill Cook Saute Cook Fry Cook Pantry Cook Short Order Cook ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. 1. Prepares ingredients for assigned menu items as scheduled. Sets up station prior to scheduled meal service. 2. Quickly prepares all assigned menu items food products as ordered, to include breakfast, lunch and dinner service and any catering or other special functions using Production Sheets and approved recipes. 3. Follows proper handling, preparation and holding guidelines, takes temperatures at regular intervals and prepares and presents foods as ordered. 4. Anticipates orders during peak service time to assure timely preparation and service while minimizing over-production and waste. 5. Properly presents all food items and to provide maximum appeal, quality, temperature, and freshness. 6. Follows HACCP procedures and practices. 7. Maintains kitchen sanitation and equipment cleaning schedule using 'clean as you go' approach. Completes assigned equipment and station cleaning schedule. 8. Ensures communication with expeditor, fellow culinary team members and service staff for timing of preparation of assigned menu items. 9. Assures proper portioning, plating, temperature, garnishing and presentation of food items. 10. Works safely, consistently using designated safety equipment (personal protective equipment- PPE). 11. Communicates appropriately and effectively with all food service staff, supervisors. Listens effectively and responds appropriately to feedback. * Demonstrated experience in a cook-to-order, quick service dining environment. Ability to complete duties in a fast paced kitchen while performing multiple tasks simultaneously. * Ability to initiate and implement necessary plans to organize and set-up assigned station in a timely manner prior to meal service, and complete menu item production for assigned meal period. * Knowledge and demonstrated practice of safe food handling. * Knowledge and demonstrated practice of maintaining a clean and sanitary work station. Completes cleaning assignments. * Employee will be required to work weekends and holidays EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: * High School Diploma or GED preferred. * Minimum of one year cook to order experience required.