Cook - Lead

Employer
HMSHost
Location
Sterling, VA
Posted
May 17, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Function
Food Service, Cook
Industry
Restaurant
Hours
Full Time
Summary: The Cook - Lead is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cooking eggs; providing guidance to more junior kitchen staff; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as necessary; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times; performs all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to the Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, or General Manager depending upon local requirements. Essential Functions: Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and beverage products Tastes products, follow menus, estimate food requirements, check production and keep records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as needed Provides guidance / leadership for determining process flows during high volume times Monitors kitchen activities, providing input and advice to team to optimize productivity Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts and shreds fruits and vegetables Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of product