Line Cook (Cocinero) in Oak Creek, WI at First Watch

Date Posted: 9/30/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Oak Creek, WI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/30/2021
  • Restaurant
    First Watch Cafe - Oak Creek

Job Description

The primary responsibility of a Cook is to quickly, safely and efficiently prepare food for the customers using First Watch recipes and guidelines for food preparation. 

  • This position will be responsible for food preparation in various stations, including Plate, Middle, Egg, and Salad Stations.
  • The cook will accurately and efficiently cook eggs, meats, seafood, vegetables, soups and other hot and cold food products.
  • She/he will also prepare and portion food products prior to cooking and perform other duties, including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all “finished” plates. 
  • The cook assumes 100% responsibility for the quality and presentation of products served. 
  • The cook is also responsible for the cleanliness of their work station(s). 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Understand our “You First” mission; demonstrate a “You First” attitude with co-workers and management throughout shift 
  • Work as part of a team and help fellow employees at every opportunity to ensure a memorable experience for our customers is consistently provided 
  • Understand and follow food and safety practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and restaurant maintenance 
  • Ensure that the daily prep list is complete at the start of each shift and that enough prep product is on hand to meet or exceed forecasted customer counts 
  • Inform management immediately of any prep shortages 
  • Use and follow standard recipes for preparing all products 
  • Portion food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications 
  • Stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations 
  • Prepare items for broiling, grilling, sautéing or other cooking methods 
  • Communicate with service staff in a positive, professional, effective and efficient manner 
  • Use and understand POS ticket system 
  • Understand and execute standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and any other kitchen rules, policies and procedures 
  • Follow Company Allergen Workflow Process 
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area including cleaning tables, shelves, walls, grills, salamander, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment 
  • Wash dishes as necessary 
  • Promptly report equipment and food quality problems to the General Manager 
  • Follow proper plate portion, presentation and garnish set for all dishes 
  • Handle, store and rotate all products properly 
  • Close kitchen properly using the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assist others in closing the kitchen as needed 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management 
  • Comply with all operational standards, company policies, and federal/state/local laws, and ordinances

Employees enjoy: 

  • A daytime schedule with no night shifts ever 
  • Competitive pay (Commensurate with experience) 
  • Excellent training 

We try not to take ourselves too seriously, but there are a few things we look for in our employees: 

  • Passion for fresh food and customer satisfaction 
  • Unfailing work ethic and integrity 
  • Positive attitude and team spirit