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Line Cook

Company: Georgia Blue
Location: Madison
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Overview

The role of a line cook is to prepare food to the exact specifications of the chef, Georgia Blue and our guests. Guest satisfaction in our restaurant revolves around the food appearance, high quality of the food and overall dining experience. As a line cook at Georgia Blue , you will be responsible for accurately and efficiently cooking meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all menu items. Side work and other cleaning duties must also be performed before, during and after each shift.

General Responsibilities
* Sets up station according to restaurant guidelines
* Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
* Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specification as set by Georgia Blue
* Restocks all items as needed throughout the shift to assure a smooth service period
* Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served
* Maintains a clean and sanitary work station including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, saut-- burners, ovens, flat top range and refrigeration equipment while practicing exceptional safety, sanitation and organizational skills
* Prepare items for broiling, grilling, frying, saut--ing or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating
* Handle, store, label, date and rotate all products properly
* Assist in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed
* Has understanding and knowledge of how to properly use and maintain all equipment in the kitchen
* Assists with the cleaning, sanitation, and organization of the kitchen, walk-in coolers and all storage areas.
* Close the kitchen properly and follow the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assist others in closing the kitchen
* Attend all scheduled employee meetings and bring suggestions for improvement
* Performs additional responsibilities as requested by the Chef, Sous Chef, Kitchen Manager or General Manager at any time.
* Must have adequate transportation to and from work. Arrive 10 minutes prior to assigned shift in order to be ready to work at your scheduled time

Job Qualifications

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Must be 16 years of age

Experience/Knowledge:
* Previous prep or line cook experience
* Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel
* Must be able to speak, read and understand basic cooking directions
* Must be able to follow printed recipes and plate specifications
* Basic understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills
* Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures

Management Activities
* None

Discretion/Independent Judgment

As a Line Cook you will be expected to work with Associates to ensure satisfaction. A line cook will have to take initiative and get creative in resolving challenges and involve a manager only when previous methods have been unsuccessful.

Skills/Aptitude:
* Professional communication skills are required
* Ability to take direction
* Ability to work in a team environment
* Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
* Must have problem solving abilities, be self-motivated and organized
* Commitment to quality service, and food and beverage knowledge
* Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays

Physical Requirements
* Able to speak and hear
* Close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
* Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)
* Constant standing with some walking
* Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift/move 50 pounds
* Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills

Working Conditions
* Generally in an indoor setting
* Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays and extended hours as business dictates
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to heat/cold from the mechanical equipment
* May work near toxic/caustic chemicals and with fumes or airborne particles.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud

Appearance/Uniform Standard
* Chef pants or black pants with a Georgia Blue chef shirt or black shirt, GB hat or hair net, black socks and closed toed black slip resistant shoes.
* Facial hair must be well groomed and kept to a minimum
* Hair long enough to touch the shoulder must be pulled back and restrained

We will supply aprons which must be worn throughout the shift and changed when soiled

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $12.00 - $16.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Referral program
* Vision insurance
Physical setting:
* Casual dining restaurant
Shift:
* Day shift
* Night shift
Weekly day range:
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Brookhaven, MS 39601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Experience:
* Cooking: 1 year (Preferred)
* Restaurant Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Georgia Blue, Jackson , Line Cook, Other , Madison, Mississippi

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