Franchises of Ponderosa Steakhouse are constantly hiring motivated new employees just like you. Restaurants under the Ponderosa banner are always accepting applications for new hosts, hostesses, dishwashers, and cooks. These hourly jobs are a great way to gain experience in the restaurant industry while making you a more marketable job seeker. Certain Ponderosa locations may also be hiring for managerial positions. More experienced applicants should consider applying to become an assistant manager or restaurant manager
Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food. Wash and peel fresh fruits and vegetables. Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients. Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist. Prepare cold foods. Operate ovens, stoves, grills, microwaves, and fryers. Test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently. Monitor food quality while preparing food. Set-up and break down work station. Serve food in proper portions onto proper receptacles. Wash and disinfect kitchen area, tables, tools, knives, and equipment. Check and ensure the correctness of the temperature of appliances and food. Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report maintenance needs, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager. Ensure uniform and personal appearances are clean and professional. Speak with others using clear and professional language. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others; support team to reach common goals; listen and respond appropriately to the Maintains proper stock levels in fridge and freezer to ensure top quality as well as proper amounts of products to serve customer demand. Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Key Trainers, Supervisors, and Management.