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Lead Cook

Company: Toast - Whittier
Location: Whittier
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Lead CookDepartment: KitchenReports to: ChefSupervises: Kitchen StaffFLSA Status: POSITION SUMMARYThe position of the Lead Cook is to work closely with all kitchen staff to coordinate food preparation and presentation in a timely manner. This position will ensure that all safety regulations are adhered too at all times. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESKitchen Ensure that all food items are prepared and served accordingly;Train kitchen staff on the correct preparation and plating of menu items;Ensure kitchen stations are adequately stocked with food items and applicable tools;Ensure the plating and garnishments are in accordance with instructions from chef;Assess the quality of food to ensure that it meets restaurant standards;Assists with the preparation of food items needed for daily business.SupervisionAssist with conducting weekly inventory of all food items and supplies;Train BOH staff;Provide supervision, and direction to line cooks;Assist with the scheduling of kitchen staff;Healthy and SafetyThorough knowledge of food safety procedures;Ensuring that all food items and products are stored according to manufacturer and safety regulations;Ensure that a clean and sanitized working environment is maintained;Ensure that staff follow the restaurant's preventive maintenance measures; TRG/MIMOSASAssist with safety training to ensure the safe operations of all kitchen equipment;Ensure the correct disposal of hazardous materials.Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.Work Environment and Physical DemandsThe physical demands/conditions described below are representative of those that must be met/tolerated by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Stand for sometimes long and continuous periods of time;Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired;Repeat the same movements for long and continuous periods of time;Ability to use hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools, and controls;Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects;Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls;Ability to bend and twist at waist;Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects;Lifting up to 50 lbs.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;Exposure to moderate, sometimes loud noise level.QUALIFICATIONSIncumbents must demonstrate the ability to follow policies and procedures as established in the Company's Employee Handbook. Incumbents will also contribute to a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner such that they get along with all constituent groups, co-workers, and management. In addition, the education, experience, and other skills listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.EDUCATIONHigh School Diploma or GED equivalentCERTIFICATIONS, Licenses, and RegistrationsCurrent SERVSAFE CertificationWORK EXPERIENCEPrevious experience as a Line Cook preferred;Previous experience working in the hospitality industry.KEY SKILLS SETStrong organizational, time-management, attention to detail;Strong problem-solving skills and ability to meet tight deadlines;Excellent communication skills;A strong base of culinary knowledge;Strong coaching and people-development skillsStrong leaderships, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills;Team player.EQUIPMENT AND APPLICATIONSHigh proficiency of all kitchen tools and equipment;Working knowledge of all standard office equipment.The duties of this position may change from time to time. Toast Whittier reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of Toast Whittier or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.Toast Whittier is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage or citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status.

Keywords: Toast - Whittier, Whittier , Lead Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Whittier, California

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