Lucy's
  • Back of House
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance, 401K, Flexible Spending Account (Full Time Employees)


Cook 1 Job Summary

Full Time

 

Lucy's is a fun, whimsical, family friendly, casual, laid back, neighborhood eatery. An American restaurant offering seasonal contemporary cooking, Lucy's menu is filled with locally sourced food that is made from the heart and served from the heart. We are shared plates, fun cocktails, boozy milkshakes, and a killer wine list with wine on tap. Lucy's radiates good vibes only. That being said, we are looking to add experienced kitchen staff to our team. This is a great opportunity to be a part of an organization that believes our team members are our most important asset.  We take great pride in selecting individuals that will help us to achieve our mission.

 

What will I be doing?

As a cook, you would be responsible for preparing, seasoning, and cooking a variety of food items such as soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, etc. In a continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all menu items and ingredients
  • Prepare food items under the direction of the executive chef, sous chef, or supervisor according to designated recipes and quality standards
  • Practice correct food handling and food storage procedures according to federal, state, local, and company regulations
  • Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure cleanliness and observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgement while using various kitchen utensils and equipment
  • Manage guest orders in a friendly, organized, and efficient manner
  • Stock and maintain designated food station(s)
  • Visually inspect all food sent from the kitchen to ensure quality and accuracy

 

Professional Skills

  • Knowledge of kitchen tools and utensils A proper knowledge of the kitchen tools and utensils is required to perform the specific tasks and requirements of being a cook. Usually, a short introduction to the available equipment is done when hired, but a basic knowledge of kitchen components is required.
  • Good coordination Cooks work with sharp utensils, high temperature pans, steaming pots, etc. The ideal candidate must coordinate his or her actions to avoid hazard and ensure the safety of both themselves and other members of the team.
  • Good learning skills The ability and willingness to learn is an essential component to growth in this position. Cooks must always have their eyes and ears open. They learn along the way from what they are directly told and shown but must also learn by observing other members of the staff. As a cook you may be required to train and teach other members the proper procedures.
  • Work well under pressure Working in a professional kitchen requires an intense level of stress management, as most of the activity is done under pressure to meet strict deadlines. Tense situations may occur, and it is expected that cooks know exactly how to act in such moments.

 

Personal skills

  • Passion In the culinary industry, passion for what you are doing is essential.
  • Positive attitude A cook is part of a team. A positive attitude will increase the team's confidence and create a good working environment that promotes everyone's success.
  • Good communication skills The kitchen staff is often working under pressure, and conveying messages in a clear, concise, and respectful manner is essential for good collaboration and the overall success of the team.
  • Patience and perseverance Even though much of the work of a cook is done in a fast-paced environment, they must keep their calm and work diligently for good results.
  • Great endurance Most of a cook's work is done standing, requires a wide range of mobility, and involves the lifting and carrying of heavy items. Therefore, great physical endurance is necessary in this position.

 

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Exceptional Work Ethic
  • Dependability
  • Guest Centricity
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to Work as Part of a Team

 

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