Line Cook in Bluffton, SC at First Watch

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

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Job Description

The primary responsibility of a Cook is to quickly and efficiently prepare food for the customers using First Watch recipes and meeting First Watch guidelines for food preparation. The Cook position can and often does involve responsibilities in various stations to include Plate, Middle, and Egg and Salad Stations. Accurately and efficiently cook eggs, meats, seafood, vegetables, soups and other hot and cold food products to include portioning food products prior to cooking. Also perform other duties including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all “finished” plates. Cooks are also responsible for the cleanliness of their work station(s). Other duties may be assigned as need arises.

Major Responsibilities:

At the start of each shift check that the daily prep list is complete and sufficient prep product is on hand to meet or exceed forecasted customer counts
Inform the General Manager or Manager on Duty immediately of prep shortages
Use standard recipe card 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 station
Prepare item for broiling, grilling, sautéing or other cooking methods
The Cook assumes 100% responsibility for quality and presentation of products served
Communicate with service staff verbally in an effective and efficient manner
Use and understand POS ticket system
Understand and execute standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
Maintain a clean and sanitary work area including tables, shelves, walls, grills, salamander, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment
Washes dishes as necessary
Promptly reports equipment and food quality problems to the General Manager
Follow proper plate portion, presentation and garnish set for all dishes
Handle, store and rotates all products properly
Close kitchen properly and follow the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assist others in closing the kitchen as needed
Perform other related duties as assigned by the General Manager of Manager on Duty
Show flexibility in terms of your schedule to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the cafe as directed by the café management
Maintain a high level of personal cleanliness
Be a team player; help out fellow employees at every opportunity

Requirements:

A minimum of 1 years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
At least 6 months experience in a similar capacity
Have working knowledge of the predominant language(s) of our customers
Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance Honesty and integrity
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be able to effectively communicate with, management and coworkers
Basic math and reading and writing skills
Multi-task oriented – ability to perform multiple job functions at one time
Follow workplace safety procedures

Additional Requirements:

Walk and stand throughout the entire shift
Continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop, twist and turn
Regularly lift up to 50 lbs.
Be able to work in hot, wet, humid and loud environment for long period of time
Exposure to cleaning chemicals
Understand basic food measurements
Must report to work in a neat, clean uniform and present a well-groomed, hygienic appearance
Must provide non slip work shoes

Work Relationships:

The Cook works with all levels of management and staff within the cafe. Additionally, positive professional contact with customers is required to provide an exceptional quest experience.


Requirements:

A minimum of 1 years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
At least 6 months experience in a similar capacity
Have working knowledge of the predominant language(s) of our customers
Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance Honesty and integrity
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be able to effectively communicate with, management and coworkers
Basic math and reading and writing skills
Multi-task oriented – ability to perform multiple job functions at one time
Follow workplace safety procedures


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