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Cook

Company: First Watch
Location: Deerfield Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Major Purpose:
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, and 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, saut--ing 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, saut-- 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
Requirements:
Prior experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
Must be able to effectively communicate with customers, management and coworkers
Able to work positively in a fast-paced environment
Multi-task oriented - able to perform multiple job functions at one time
Punctual with regular and reliable attendance
Honesty and integrity
Must be at least 18 years of age
Basic math and reading and writing skills
Safety conscious - must understand and always follow the food safety program guidelines, including personal hygiene, sanitation, and proper safe food handling procedures and must complete company food handler training requirements.
Walk and stand throughout the entire shift
Continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop, twist and turn
Regularly lift up to 50 pounds
Be able to work in hot, wet, humid and loud environment for long periods of time
Ability to be exposed to and work with cleaning chemicals
Understand basic food measurements
Must report to work in a neat, clean uniform and present a well-groomed, hygienic appearance
Must wear slip resistant shoes and apron at all times, as supplied by First Watch
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 - we know if you get our "You First" culture right, most of the other stuff will happen naturally on its own
Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
A good fit for applicants with employment gaps or just entering or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
Equal Employment Opportunity -- Employer All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. We do not discriminate in our employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by the law. #Corporate

Keywords: First Watch, Deerfield Beach , Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Deerfield Beach, Florida

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