Line Cook

Firefly Restaurant at Kimpton Madera
Washington, DC
May 16, 2018
May 21, 2018
Food Service, Cook
Full Time
Long time DC restaurant is seeking skilled and well-qualified pm line cooks to fill multiple openings. PM cooks must have 5 day a week availability including Saturday and Sunday. Shifts are 4pm-1130pm. We are looking for qualified staff willing to work and learn. A stage is mandatory for all applicants to see if this is a good fit for you and us. We are not looking for jerks, people who are just interviewing for unemployment, people who are sensitive to being held accountable, or people who do not want to do a stage. Se habla Espa ol however, WE E-VERIFY ALL APPLICANTS. Our mission is to be the best loved Hotel & Restaurant Company so regardless of position, we look for individuals who are passionate about providing genuine heartfelt care to our guest and employees. What you get to do: Providing restaurant guests excellent food quality, consistency, reasonable prices, in an attractive environment, and with professional service. Responsibilities include managing the culinary functions to meet the food quality goals. Your day-to-day: Creates and maintains a sound working relationship with all preparation personnel. Must be familiar with health requirements, OSHA regulations and Department of Labor regulations as they pertain to all kitchen and restaurant employees. Reports to the Executive Chef any maintenance or repairs needed. Prevents the spoiling and contamination of foods by enforcing proper sanitation practices and ensuring compliance with policy and health regulations. Know and complies consistently with our standard portion size, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures. Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period. Maintains a clean and sanitary workstation area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, saut burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment. Know and complies consistently with our standard portion size, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures. Complies with departmental policies as well as restaurant rules and regulations and policies set forth in the Employee Handbook and Management. The Line Cook will provide \"excellent quality\" and \"presentation\" of all food to the guests. The demonstration, preparation and execution of each menu item and the item specifications and presentation will be agreed upon. Proper guest service requires that the food is produced on a timely basis and that the servers are well educated regarding the menu. Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen facilities. It is the Line Cook's responsibilities to assist in the daily cleaning of the pantry, cooking line, prep kitchen, dish area, stairs, walk-in and downstairs prep area. Specific experience we're seeking : Previous cooking experience in restaurant and/or culinary experience in a high volume, full service restaurant. Food handler certification Trained in knife skills and basic kitchen equipment. Ability to multi task under pressure and the ability to establish a positive rapport with many types of personalities. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS :To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE : College degree and/or one to two years related experience and/or Culinary Program Curriculum; or equivalent combination of education and experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism. PHYSICAL DEMANDS : While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or telephone. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. (Please note: management reserves the right to change, modify, and/or alter any of the duties listed above to meet business demands). If interested, please forward your resume and a brief cover letter describing what you feel you can bring to the team, as well as a brief synopsis of your culinary experience. We offer above-competitive wages and a robust benefit package: Healthcare insurance and prescription drug coverage Dental insurance Vision insurance Flexible/dependent-care spending accounts Life insurance and supplemental life insurance Short-/long-term disability insurance Domestic Partner coverage Employee Assistance Program 401(k) with employer matching Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time off