Lead Cook

Wildfire Restaurant - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Mclean, VA
Jul 30, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Food Service, Cook
Full Time
WILDFIRE is hiring LEAD COOKS for our KITCHEN team!2+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIREDSteaks, Chops & SeafoodVintage "supper club" atmosphere, classic menu and warm, polished serviceCaring. Creative. Careers.Join the Lettuce Entertain You family! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth.Is this you?You take care of yourself. (Energy and stamina. You'll need both.)You care for others. (Teamwork and success. They are one and the same.)You care about guests. (Quality. The bar is high.)If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-VerifyResponsible for the preparation, production and presentation of all menu items. DUTIESBe able to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekendsGet along with others and be a team playerAssist with processing line cooks' new-hire paperworkSchedule, conduct and/or oversee all aspects of new-hire and on-going line cook trainingReview and maintain line cook manuals and training materialsAssist with maintaining and/or updating restaurant's "zoning" proceduresInteract with, direct, and train/develop line cook employees in a fair and dignified mannerObserve line cook employees' standards, strengths and weaknesses, communicate observations to management, partners and trainers and assist in developing and implementing necessary plans of actionAssist with identifying, training and developing other lead line cooksPrepare menu items and necessary ingredients according to prescribed recipes and/or special requests and presentationsFollow all prescribed portioning controls and maintain food safety and quality standards * Correctly read and use a thermometerCommunicate any food delays or issues to CoordinatorMaintain menu item counts and communicate to management and service staff when quantities fall below restaurant specific minimum quantityAccurately account for all items coming out of their stationUnderstand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictionsComply with all safety and sanitation (including handwashing) guidelines and proceduresBe proficient in the use and operation of all necessary tools and equipmentFollow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee HandbookOther duties will be assigned as neededESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSCommunicate in English in order to comprehend and perform/follow job requirements in written and spoken directionPerform more than one task at a time, calmly and effectively in an extremely busy and stressful work environmentWork in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levelLift and move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 poundsSafely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipmentBe able to stand and walk for an entire shift, including moving safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven and slick surfacesAccessibility varies by location