Line Cook

La Pasta, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Food Service, Cook
Full Time
Line Cook Essential Responsibilities: A' . Setup, operate, and tend equipment that cooks, blends, mixes, or processes ingredients according to formulas and or recipes. A' . Select and measure or weigh ingredients, using English or metric measurements. A' . Follow recipes to produce food products of specified flavor, texture, bouquet or color. A' . Record production for each food product batch, such as ingredients used, temperature, results and time cycle. A' . Clean and sanitize all equipment in the food processing areas. A' . Determine mixing sequences based on knowledge of temperature effects and of the solubility of specific ingredients. A' . Place product on carts to transfer them to the next stage of processing. A' . Examine, feel, and taste product samples during production to evaluate, quality, texture, flavor, color, and bouquet and document results. A' . Work as a team with other workers who are assisting in these processes. A' . Manipulate products by hand or by using machines, to separate, spread, knead, spin, cut, pull or roll products. A' . Inspect all equipment and kitchen after cleaning to ensure that any and all fermentable residue has been thoroughly removed. A' . Inspect final products. A' . Knowledge of products, product quality factors, and equipment capabilities is essential to ensure equipment is operated at the highest capacity and the quality of the product meets expectations. A' . Must maintain good communication with other employees in order to maintain efficient production. A' . Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. A' . Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions and conditions. A' . Understand and implement FIFO (First In First Out) A' . Restock products that are used most frequently before and after each shift. A' . Any and all other duties assigned. Working Conditions: A' . Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends based upon business needs. A' . Regular work requires a great deal of standing, lifting, bending, and stretching. A' . Must be able to stand for a minimum of 8 hours. A' . Ability to work in extreme temperatures of hot and cold for extended periods. A' . Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. A' . Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds or more, with assistance. This is a full-time position with paid vacations/holidays. La Pasta Inc. offers a benefits package which includes: Health, Dental, and Vision. This position will have opportunities for growth. La Pasta Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.