Line Cook

Fairfax, VA
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Food Service, Cook
Full Time
$150 sign-on bonus for hourly positions after 90 days of employment Who We Are:Matchbox opened its first location in 2003 and quickly became known for wood-fired pizzas, mini burgers, fresh salads and chef-inspired entres, like pan-seared sea bass and oven-roasted filet mignon. We like to call it elevated American bistro fare, crafted from high quality ingredients with a chef at the helm in every kitchen.By the end of our founding year, matchbox had become a neighborhood fixture and earned the honor of Washington, DC's "Best New Restaurant" of 2003 by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington .Eighteen years later, matchbox has grown to eleven restaurants in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. We've been successful over the years because we've stayed true to our original beliefs and continue to be inspired by creating friendly, high energy gathering places with delicious food and drinks that bring people together.Thompson Hospitality is the nation's largest minority-owned food and facilities management company. Our services include hospitality, full dining and quick service restaurants, campus dining, diversity consultation, facility operations and maintenance management. We are a family-run organization with more than twenty-five years providing services built on our core mission to provide a positive experience to every relationship we are involved in: one guest, one client, one team member at a time. As a fast growing company, we have a growth plan to more than double in size over the next three years. We are looking for team members who are interested in developing their careers to the next level while joining our team of over 4,000 employees, serving clients in over 40 states to include more than 1.9 million guests each year. Thompson Hospitality focuses on three core areas in everything we do:PurposeGive back to our communitiesCelebrate diversityPeopleDo the right thingTreat people the way you want to be treatedAlways do your bestBe accountable for our actionsPerformanceServe the highest quality foodProvide world-class serviceMaintain flexibility to better serve our clientsCompetitive Benefits:Health/Dental/VisionPaid Time Off401(k), matched up to 4%Short and Long Term DisabilityTuition ReimbursementEmployee Referral ProgramPet InsuranceDiscounts: Hotels, Travel, TicketsEmployees and their relatives are eligible for a free meal plan at any of our HBCU client locations while they are attending schoolDescriptionThe Line Cook's role is to prepare station menu items in accordance with recipes and specs. The Line Cook is a culinary professional who works with precision and speed to ensure an extraordinary guest experience.Summary of Essential FunctionsPrepares food items, following standard recipes and procedures within specified time limitsReads a prep list and preps items as assignedProperly measures and assembles ingredients required for preparing the standard recipesCuts and/or portions meat, fish and poultryAccepts or rejects ingredients based on quality and quantityCleans, organizes, stocks, and maintains work area, walk-in refrigerator, reach-in refrigerator, cooler drawers, prep, and dry storage area, which may include bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and working with cleaning agentsRinses and cuts raw food productsCooks on open flame stove and moves food in/out of industrial ovensMay be exposed to allergens such as nuts, seeds, soy, shellfish, and dairyTastes, smells, and views food to ensure adherence to quality standardsQualificationsA minimum of 6 months experience in high volume restaurantHigh school diploma (or equivalent) encouragedCertification in food safety and sanitation a plusAble to follow recipes and instructions, including making conversionsKnowledge of food safety, sanitation and proper handling proceduresAble to work flexible shifts and schedules, inclusive of breakfast shifts, weekends and some holidaysAble to work calmly and effectively under pressureHigh energy and stamina. Able to work within a fast-paced, highly mobile, yet small space environmentAble to stand, kneel, bend, and walk for up to 8 hours per dayAble to lift and carry up to 50 poundsAble to withstand temperatures up to 105 degreesAble to communicate and understand the primary language of the work locationAbility to perform essential functions to company standards with reasonable accommodationWe provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.