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Cook
Job Code:2017-LB 12TH -026
Location:Laguna Burger (12th Street in Albuquerque)
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Shift:Varies
  
Job Responsibilities:

A Cook follows recipes and prepares food items as directed, and in a uniform and consistent manner; maintains food and sanitation standards; and performs station duties in a fast paced environment under time constraints.

 

Expectations: 

  • Adhere to Fuego’s Core Values, Policies & Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the corporation.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward customers and co-workers.
  • Consistently report to work on time prepared to perform duties of position. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Follow recipes and prepare food items, as directed, and in a uniform and consistent manner (e.g.  Prepare food; season and cook food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, and other food in accordance with proper cooking methods (proper cooking time and thermometer/food temperature requirements); recognize and correct product discrepancies and variations in quality, standards and specifications; organize and arrange cooked foods).
  • Maintain high cleanliness and sanitation standards in accordance with Food Systems Food Safety & Sanitation guidelines and the HACCP System for the entire kitchen including walk-in refrigerator, freezer and dry storage area, remove trash, mop and clean all restaurant areas including restrooms, wash dishes, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with all ServSafe and safety requirements. Oversee proper care, storage, use and cleaning of all tools and equipment.
  • Maintain proper food rotation procedures (e.g. Label and date product, properly store and rotate perishables and left overs).
  • Handle a fast paced environment with multiple tasks under time constraint. 
  • Perform station duties (e.g., fry, griddle, flat top, in an entertaining and engaging manner).
  • Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost.
  • Effectively communicates with management, team members (e.g., Service and kitchen maintenance personnel), and guests to address any concerns/needs of guests and/or other employees.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of menus, food set-up and service.
  • Open and/or close kitchen as necessary.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Perform basic arithmetic.
  • Build relationships and loyalty with guests through sincere and meaningful interactions (e.g., learn guests’ names and preferences; connect with them individually and professionally; smile; make eye contact and verbally greet guests).
  • Be a team player (e.g., work toward team goals and foster a collaborative and positive work environment; put the team first; assist coworkers; treat all coworkers with kindness, courtesy and respect; never engage in negativity; maintain openness to coaching, learning and improving; receptive to change and willingness to embrace challenges with team-spirit).
  • At all times maintain a courteous, positive and professional working relationship with all Fuego personnel and the general public (e.g., coworkers, clients and vendors). 

Education & Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Experience in restaurant or food service capacity preferred. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must possess basic mathematical skills (able to add, subtract, multiply and divide)
  • Knowledge of general kitchen operating requirements.
  • Knowledge of minimum temperature requirements for food and drink preservation.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local sanitary regulations regarding the preparation, maintenance and storage of food and drink products. 

Licensing & Certification:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain ServSafe manager certification within 30 days of employment. 

Computer Equipment, Software, Machinery: 

  • Grill, fryer and range stove.
  • Chemical dispensing stations.
  • Must obtain and wear proper footwear for safety and health. 

Essential Physical Requirements: 

  • Requires employee to hear, see, sit, stand, talk, walk, and repetitive use hands the majority of the time.
  • Balancing/climbing, bending over, crawling, crouching/stooping, kneeling, reaching overhead, turning twisting, pushing/pulling, lifting, and carrying the majority of the time. 

Essential Mental Demands: 

The job requires the ability to organize, plan, and read the majority of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
None.

Work Environment (inside/outside):  The job is performed indoors in a kitchen with exposure to hot/cold temperatures in a kitchen environment.

Other Duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This position regularly requires long hours and frequent evening, weekend and holiday work.