Est. $15.00 - $17.84
Full-time, Part-time

27000 Alicia Pkwy, Suite D

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Job Title: Lead Cook

Department: Operations

Reports To: General Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Position Overview

Primarily responsible for completing Cook responsibilities. Supervises and coordinates activities of food preparation and kitchen personnel by performing the following duties

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The following is a list of the job duties as they relate to Pick Up Stix’ four focus areas of performance. The ability to perform these duties is essential for this position. Other duties may be assigned by your manager as required.

Teamwork

  • Assist the Store Manager in maintaining high standards of store operations
  • Maintain positive and open communication with the FOH, BOH teams and Company Leaders
  • Perform Kitchen Helper, Oil Cook Food Coordinator, Cook duties as needed
  • Assist in the maintenance of proper Company and government required documents on staff
  • Assist in writing staff schedules
  • Interview and hire prospective BOH employees
  • Participate in performance evaluation process
  • Discipline employees
  • Support operations by performing any other duty as assigned, to ensure the restaurant is producing to standards

Standards

  • Ensure they are supporting and following recipes, wok news, food focus program and other materials as applicable
  • Maintain a professional kitchen environment at all times
  • Always practice WOK safety standards
  • Estimate food and beverage costs, maintaining correct inventories (par levels = Line Check)
  • Assist in special promotions, as needed
  • Control food costs, and kitchen labor
  • Supervise BOH staff to ensure cleanliness of kitchen and equipment to Quality Visitation Report standards
  • Supervise Cook. Taste, smell and observe food to ensure conformance with recipes and appearance standards
  • Supervise workers engaged in inventory, storage and distribution of foodstuffs and supplies
  • Purchase foodstuffs, kitchen supplies, and equipment or 

Sales

  • Address Guest complaints
  • Resolve problems
  • Plan or participate in preparing and apportioning foods, utilizing food surpluses, and leftovers

Quality

  • Ensure food and product quality to Pick Up Stix operational standards
  • Prepare menu items to order
  • Consistently adhere to Pick Up Stix recipes and standards

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 3-9 employees in the BOH. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws and must be flexible with their work schedule.

Qualifications

The Lead Cook must be able to perform each of the listed job duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or
  • One (1) year of related experience and/or training, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of Pick Up Stix.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other Qualifications

  • Must have 1-2 years of Chinese cooking experience.
  • Must have worked as a Pick Up Stix Cook.
  • Ability to train, develop and motivate all staff.
  • Must pass all required tests for this position.

Physical Abilities

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

  • The employee is required to:

Regularly:

•    Stand

•    Use hands to finger, handle or feel

•    Talk

•    Hear

•    Taste

•    Smell

•    Lift and move items weighing up to 10 pounds

• Work in loud environment

Frequently:

•    Walk

•    Reach with hands and arms

• Lift and move items weighing up to 25 pounds

Occasionally:

•    Sit and stoop

•    Climb or balance

•    Kneel

•    Crouch

•    Crawl

•    Lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds

•    Work with moving mechanical parts

Special Vision Request:

•    Close vision

•    Distance vision

•    Depth perception

  • Focus adjustment

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Posting ID: 726008638 Posted: 2022-04-06 Job Title: Lead Cook