JOB SUMMARY: • To prepare attractive, healthy dishes for natural foods prepared foods department, to help meet department goals for sales, margin, labor and customer service. • Reports to: Kitchen Manager / Assistant Kitchen Manager RESPONSIBILITIES: DISHWASHING • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, by hand or by machine. • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition. • Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas. • Sort and remove trash and recycling, placing it in designated pickup areas. • Sweep and/or scrub floors. • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, or silverware. FOOD PREPARATION • Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking. • Prepare a variety of recipes, according to instructions, following approved procedures. • Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas, such as refrigerators and freezers. • Portion, wrap and label the food. Weigh or measure ingredients. • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage. • Assist cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks or items as needed. • Inform Kitchen management when food and supplies are getting low. • Keep records of the quantities of food used. DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE • Stock supplies, such as food or utensils, in serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators and cases. • Transfer supplies or equipment between storage and work areas. • Pull old or low-quality items, record and properly dispose of them, following established procedures. • Maintain kitchen in sanitary and orderly condition, following guidelines set by Kitchen Manager. • Clean up spills, take out trash, sweep and mop floor. • Follow safety, storage and labeling procedures. • Advise Kitchen Manager of equipment repair and replacement needs. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES • Attend department staff meetings and storewide meetings. • Perform other tasks assigned by Kitchen Manager and Assistant Kitchen Manager. • Answer and route phone calls, take and route messages as needed. • Participate in periodic inventory counts. • Alert Manager on Duty to potential shoplifters, disorderly customers or other emergencies. QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in cooking for prepared foods deli, restaurant, or catering. • Familiarity with natural foods a plus. • Accuracy, attention to detail. • Manual dexterity with hazardous equipment. • Ability to work with other people in close quarters. • Ability to stand for long periods. • Regular, predictable attendance. • Willingness and ability to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job. • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Requirements: • Possess an interest in local, organic, sustainable food. • Ability to follow instructions and procedures. • Ability to prioritize and organize work for maximum efficiency. • Flexibility to meet the needs of the kitchen workflow. • Ability to complete work efficiently and with a sense of urgency. • Ability to work well independently and in collaboration. • Strong work ethic and integrity. • Good attention to detail. • Punctual, dependable and flexible. • Ability to communicate effectively with Kitchen Manager.
Benefits for full time staff include: Store discount Vacation time Wellness time Wellness stipend Paid rest and meal breaks Benefits for Part time staff include: Store Discount Vacation Time Wellness Time Paid rest and meal breaks