Job Title: Cook FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Restaurant - Kitchen Benefits Level: Hourly
Reports To: Kitchen Manager Approved Date: June 2009
Prepares, seasons, and cooks soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other foodstuffs for consumption in restaurant and banquets by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
KHC POLICIES: Responsible for following all KHC policies and procedures as set forth in the KHC handbook and property specific guidelines/standards. These policies include dress code, safety and performance standards. Employees must also maintain a professional image and report to work as scheduled.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Less than high school education; or up to one-month related or transferable experience/training; or equivalent combination or education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, comprehend and follow simple instructions given either orally or in writing. Ability to write simple messages/notes/letters. Ability to communicate clearly in person, via telephone and in writing.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to read, write and recognize numbers, comprehend signs and symbols.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Franchise specific certifications may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. All employees must follow proper safety precautions at all times to avoid injuries.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, grasp or type; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend or twist and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and to push, pull or lift over 10 pounds. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. All kitchen employees must wear rubber-soled shoes and follow proper safety precautions at all times to avoid injuries.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to temperature extremes from sub zero freezers, ovens, stoves and grills and extreme heat from fryers, broilers, ovens and warmers. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and a mild risk of electrical shock and occasionally works with moving mechanical parts such as slicers, dishwashers and sharpeners, toxic or caustic chemicals, and power tools or power equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ACCOMODATION: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Must be able to handle a crisis in a calm, effective manner. This includes upset guests, fire, tornado, armed robbery and assault, bomb threats and accidents.