Kitchen Team Member

Each Peach Market
Washington, DC
May 16, 2018
May 21, 2018
Food Service
Full Time
Like to cook with fresh seasonal produce with a fun hard-working team? Like a collegial and creative work environment? Love working in a kitchen but are tired of restaurant hours? Come join our kitchen team at Each Peach Market! Each Peach Market is an independent neighborhood grocery and deli. We are committed to high quality food, much of it sourced from local farms and local artisan producers. We sell a full range of grocery items, produce, meat, dairy, dry goods, cured meats and cheeses, wine and beer, and make sandwiches to order and many other prepared foods in-house. Our philosophy in the kitchen is to prepare fresh, ingredient forward, wholesome dishes that are above all else, delicious. We pay attention to seasonality of produce items and to the extent possible place a focus on using these ingredients while they are at their peak. We cook from scratch as much as we can and emphasize minimizing food waste. Kitchen Team Member Job Summary: The duty of the Kitchen Team Member is to support the Kitchen in the production of high quality, properly packaged consistent recipes. This person will produce prepared foods for the market, package items for sale and help keep the kitchen area clean and tidy. On occasion, the kitchen assistance may be asked to help ring up customers and is always expected to make our guests feel welcome in our stores! The Kitchen Team Member must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and some holidays. Specific duties include: Food Preparation & Packaging Prepares food in accordance to standard recipes. Assists in the production of platters and catering orders as directed. Responsible for portioning, packaging and labeling foods neatly and in accordance with Each Peach standards and health regulations Responsible for setting up coffee service, water dispenser and soup. Keeps area clean and stocks supplies such as cups, lids, soup containers, napkins. Safety & Sanitation Contributes to a tidy kitchen environment, keeping work areas clean and clear of obstacles and debris. Watches kitchen and storage area floor at all times for potential hazards (spills, debris, fallen items) and takes action as necessary. Practices proper food handling including sanitizing of work surfaces, proper hand-washing, FIFO Washes dishes as needed; ensures that dishes are neatly put away and that drying racks are kept orderly and well organized. Sweeps and mops floors Maintains neat professional appearance and observes personal cleanliness rules at all times Equipment Care & Maintenance Maintains complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment; use equipment and tools only as intended, properly and safely. Helps to take care of equipment (cleaning and maintenance). Reports any equipment maintenance or pest issues immediately to the Kitchen Manager to ensure that issues are addressed in a timely manner. Ordering & Inventory Management Assists Kitchen Manager with ordering as directed. Helps maintain proper kitchen inventory and participates in monthly inventory exercises. Requirements and Desired Qualifications: Has a passion for food! Excellent organization skills Knife skills Team orientated and ability to give and receive honest feedback Excellent verbal communication skillsExperience working in a high volume food production environment Ability to stand for up to 8 hours at a time and lift up to 50lbs A flexible schedule. The ability to work weekends and evenings and holidays P/T or F/T, competitive pay 20% employee discount