Founding Farmers: Line Cook

Employer
Founding Farmers
Location
Reston, VA
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
86345134
Function
Food Service, Cook
Industry
Restaurant
Hours
Full Time
LINE COOK$640-$800 per weekFull-time positions availableShift meals coveredPartial uniform providedOur Line Cooks are integral to our culinary operations. Because our kitchens make everything from scratch, our Line Cooks are responsible for efficiently portioning ingredients and preparing our recipes to standard. They also adhere to our quality and sanitation protocols to ensure the highest food safety. As a Line Cook, you will be on a dynamic culinary team and enjoy a career path that challenges you as a culinary team member and facilitates your growth and development.Farmers Restaurant Group was voted as one of the Best Places to Work across the Greater Washington, DC area. Our restaurants are among the most booked in the nation on OpenTable. As a Farmers Restaurant Group team member, you will be working in a lively, fast-paced work environment within a growing farmer-owned restaurant company that cares about great food and drink, thoughtful sourcing, preserving our lands and waterways for future generations, and creating a culture of never-ending learning and reinvention for our employees. No matter where you work in our company, you are on a career path with challenges and opportunities for continued professional development and growth, and we are committed to your health and overall well-being. #FFRESTONWHAT OUR LINE COOKS DO:Prepare the basic components of each dish on our menu using our proven, standard recipesPrepare and cook a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, and vegetables using a variety of kitchen equipment and techniquesStock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations to ensure smooth servicePortion food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specificationsFollow proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishesMaintain a clean and sanitary workstation and corresponding equipmentUnderstand and follow proper rules of hygiene and food-safety measures to ensure all food prep areas and all food-storage areas meet restaurant cleaning standardsMemorize and utilize our serving portion sizes and all basic meal prep proceduresAssist in food prep for other shifts during off-peak periods, as neededMonitor product freshness. Handle, store, and rotate all products properly and based on a schedule created by the restaurantOpen and close the kitchen properly, assists others, and follows checklists for kitchen stationsAssume 100% responsibility for quality of products servedKnow and comply consistently with portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and proceduresParticipate in proactive communication to help avoid and solve operational, HR, and financial issuesBe flexible during shift to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directedWHAT YOU NEED TO BE A LINE COOK:One year plus of cooking experience, preferably at least six months experience in a similar capacity in a high-volume kitchenComfortable working with a team in a fast-paced, loud kitchen environmentHigh level of professionalismPassion for hospitality and foodAble to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplaceAble to read and follow a recipe to standardsAbility to work on your feet for eight hours or more a day in a confined area with fluctuating temperaturesCapable of lifting up to 50 pounds, as neededContinuous bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, and use of hands and armsWill be exposed to allergens such as nuts, seeds, soy, shellfish, and dairyWHAT WE OFFER OUR LINE COOKS:Flexible schedulingCompetitive payBenefits for full-time workers after waiting period, include: paid time off and health coverage (medical, dental, vision)Voluntary benefits: short-term disability and accident insurancePaid time off after a qualifying waiting periodShirt and hat providedEmployee wellness initiatives, including company massage therapistDiscounted shift meal and generous discount when dining as a guestTraining and career growth opportunitiesFree online mental health therapy (unlimited text messaging and two optional 30-minute live video therapy sessions per month) through our partner, TalkSpace, for all employees and their immediate family members