Kitchen Assistant

Qualifications

  • 2 years minimum kitchen experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
  • General knowledge of food service operations
  • Ability to think fast and deal with multiple issues at once
  • Good knife skills
  • Execute tasks with good common sense
  • Ability to follow and execute recipes consistently
  • Ability to work on multiple orders, catering orders and in-house orders
  • Ability to multitask and work in small spaces
  • Use “clean as you go” method
  • Knowledge of FIFO
  • Hold a ServSafe Food Handler Managers Certificate or be willing to take course
  • Be positive and able to take constructive criticism 

Daily Duties & Responsibilities

  • Begin your shift with an overview from your Shift Manager 
  • Take direction from your Shift Manager - do not deviate from tasks given
  • Actively participate in kitchen work - if there is downtime, ask for something to do
  • Work the food line - keeping ticket times low and food quality high
  • Help maintain and keep food costs low by reducing waste, FIFO, and actively rotating food stock to minimize loss
  • Per your Shift Manager, follow guidelines, prep lists and worksheets
  • Produce excellent food; maintain high standards even in busy times
  • Know and be prepared for the day’s feature items
  • Attend  pre-shift team meetings on weekends and important “specialty” days to  ensure you are aware of reservations, large parties, specific issues or  occurrences
  • Abide by all Safe Food Handling Guidelines  per ServSafe and the restaurant’s own guidelines 
  • Always use proper food handling methods - make sure you are aware of all significant dangers in the kitchen
  • Maintain good rapport with the Front of House team
  • Do not leave your shift until all duties on checklist are done 
  • Offer to “jump in” to help a team member that is struggling 
  • Actively assist in side work and provide help as needed
  • Keep the kitchen clean and orderly
  • Keep a positive attitude at all times
  • Utilize proper hand washing skills 

Benefits

  • 50% shift meals (1 per shift)
  • 15% off for immediate family (only with approval cards) - 4 Cards Max
  • 10% off for friends and extended family (only with approval cards) - 4 Cards Max
  • 15% off at Cahoots Soap Co. for yourself
  • 10% off at Double Deuce Produce for yourself
  • Team activity days 
  • Accrued PTO once you reach 6 months of service (PTO plan is laid out in handbook)

Compensation

  • $10 per hour starting rate
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