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Cook

Community Market
California

Purpose: Cooks are responsible for preparing all foods for the hot bar, and deli case. Cooks are also responsible for cooking all hot foods to order.

Status:   Reports to Food Service Manager and Kitchen Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of professional, prompt, and friendly customer service
  • Follows all safe food handling procedures
  • Preparation and production of all food for the hot bar, and deli case
  • Placement of all food in the proper place
  • Follows recipes
  • Taste product for quality control
  • Ensure proper signage is in place
  • Prepares all hot foods to order
  • Operates all kitchen machinery and assist in maintenance
  • Rotates, labels and date all food prepared
  • Remove and weigh/write-off any outdated or spoiled product
  • Track and report any food waste
  • Maintain the flow of the kitchen monitoring prep work and cleaning tasks are being completed accordingly
  • Keeping workers on task
  • Prioritize all kitchen duties in order of urgency
  • Assist all prep cooks, production cooks, and kitchen assistants with duties as needed
  • Create signage when needed
  • Assist in training new cooks and prep cooks
  • Submit recipes, suggestions and feedback to Food Service Manager and Kitchen Manager
  • Maintain temperature log within coolers and cases; reports any failures to the on-duty Kitchen Manager
  • Cleans and sanitizes the entire work area including: tables, floors, walls, cases, coolers, freezers, and machinery
  • Maintains positive work environment
  • Assist with putting away all orders in appropriate locations
  • Treats fellow workers with respect and honesty
  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the Food Service Manager,  or Kitchen Manager
  • The Cook II will be trained and authorized to process and record department transfers of products from other departments.

Qualifications:

  • Dependable, reliable, and punctual
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Pays attention to details
  • Friendly, personable, and approachable
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Comfortable interacting with the public
  • Solid knowledge of natural, healthy foods
  • Excellent knife skills
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Familiarity with kitchen equipment
  • Willingness/desire to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of sanitation and safe food handling procedures
  • Two years minimum cooking experience
  • Possession of or willingness to get a food handler's certificate

Please send an e-mail with a copy of your resume to Courtney@cmnaturalfoods.com!

OR

Visit our website at cmnaturalfoods.com and fill out an application and send it to Courtney@cmnaturalfoods.com as well.