Line Cook

LOCATION: Eccentric Café, Kalamazoo, MI

REPORTS TO: Head Chef, BOH Manager

POSITION TYPE: Full and part-time positions

POSITION SUMMARY: The Line Cook is responsible for accurately preparing dishes to order.  The line cook also performs opening and closing duties and a variety of other tasks typical of a full-service kitchen. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Adheres to and advances the “Safety Always” culture of Bell’s Brewery.
  • Accurately cooks meats, fish, vegetables, sauces, soups, and other hot food products to order and according to recipe.
  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • Closes and opens the kitchen properly and follows appropriate checklists for kitchen stations.
  • Records hot and cold food holding temperatures in appropriate logs.
  • Assists with food prep assignments during off-peak periods, as needed.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, sauté burners, oven, flat top, steam tables, and refrigeration equipment.
  • Stocking, storing, and organizing all food and wares by health code standards.
  • Knows and complies with health code, established systems, policies, checklists, food standards, quality, consistency, and general safety.
  • Rotation of food items and communication of expired items, low inventory, waste, and any other stock issues to kitchen management.
  • Assists with inventory.

Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.


MANAGERIAL/LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


MATERIALS/MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Convection, Warming, and Combination Ovens
  • Gas Range, Griddle, Charbroiler, and Salamander
  • Deep Fryer
  • 30gal Tilt Skillet
  • Planetary Mixer
  • Outdoor Smoker
  • Slicer
  • Knives
  • POS System
  • Digital Thermometers
  • Computer – Microsoft Office & Internet


IMPORTANT SKILLS AND ABILITIES
:

  • Responsibility
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Stress management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Food knowledge
  • Knife handling & safety
  • Health code knowledge
  • Friendly, positive, and approachable


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:

  • Previous experience in a restaurant setting


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb
  • Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT
: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Rapid changing flow of business
  • That of a typical brewpub dining area and full service kitchen
  • Early/late hours 


Bell’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IF INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY HERE
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