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Prep Cook (M-F 1pm-9:30pm)

Company: Lavish Roots Catering
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Tired of working weekends and holidays? Want to have a great work-life balance, benefits, and paid time off?
Lavish Roots Catering is a fast growing, award winning catering company based out of Seattle providing corporate dining for one of the largest social media companies in the world. We're looking for top-notch culinary professionals that want to grow with us!Our team members enjoy:

  • Monday thru Friday Schedule - No Weekends!
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 3 Weeks Vacation
  • 401k with company match
  • Majority Paid Medical, Dental and Vision, FSA/HSA, EAP programs
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Parking (Dependent on site)
  • Free DELICIOUS meals while on shift
  • Opportunities for advancementHours are 1pm-9:30pm Monday through Friday.Check us out on Youtube! Functions (subject to change with proper notice):
    • Works directly with Sous Chef(s), Cooks and Kitchen Manager(s)
    • Execute preparation and cooking of assigned items from Sous Chef, Kitchen Manager, Prep Lead, or Lead Cook
    • Assists Cooks with preparation for daily items
    • Coordinate with the Sous Chef(s), Kitchen Manager(s), or to organize shared responsibilities
    • Responsible for the preparation of vegetables, fruits, proteins, etc.
    • Properly washes, prepares, fabricates all assigned items
    • Properly labels and dates all assigned items
    • Knowledgeable in FIFO
    • Ensure that all food items are prepared as per standard according to recipes and directions while maintaining portion control and minimizing waste
    • Assists cooks with organizing prepped items for service
    • Properly cools and stores all prepared items
    • Assists the Porter Team with garbage, recycling, compost, and sanitizer buckets as needed
    • Assists Kitchen Manager and cooks during service hours to keep the lines stocked
    • Assists with receiving and checking in deliveries
    • Properly temp products and record in log
    • Assist on the hotline to cover breaks or PTO of fellow team members
    • Responsible for cleaning the equipment used including individual station, food processing equipment and tools, etc.
    • Follow all HACCP plans and procedures and take corrective action as needed
    • Ensure that all food preparation equipment is being used safely and correctly and that it is cleaned and maintained
    • Ensure that a consistent first-class product of the highest quality is achieved and maintained in the production kitchen while adhering to operational deadlines
    • To project a positive and motivated attitude amongst all Team Members

      • NOTE: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks which are illustrative ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed or assigned by this position.
        Knowledge and Skills
        • Basic culinary skills and beginning experience with high volume production and large batch cooking
        • Basic proficiency of food and catering trends with a focus on quality and sanitation
        • Strong communication, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills
        • Sense of urgency and ability to work and lead a team within a safe mannerEducation and Work Experience
          • Culinary school degree preferred but not required
          • Experience in full service, moderate to high volume Restaurant, Club or Catering establishment preferred but not requiredWork Environment
            • Fast paced kitchen
            • High sense of urgency
            • Moderate to high noise level
            • Exposure to soap and cleaning solutions
            • Slippery/uneven surfaces may be encountered
            • Frequently moving from cold freezer to normal kitchen environment
            • Occasional smoke, steam, and heat in a confined space
              • Valid King County Food Handler Permit
                Physical Demands
                • Some heavy lifting (may lift 10-40 lbs.) and possible moving of equipment required
                • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision for safe navigation of work area and use of equipment
                • Heavy and repetitive hand and arm motion involved in production and clean up
                • Standing, walking, bending, twisting, and balance are all required to perform job task
                • Reaching across surfaces while moving containers, reaching above shoulders for containers for removal and storage
                • Standing a minimum of 8 hours a day
                • Carrying containers of different sizes and different types of product of all shapes and sizes
                • Removing hot items from oven
                • Able to work 10 hours or more shift plus ability to stand, sit or walk for extended periods of time
                • Must possess hearing, visual, and sensory abilities to observe and detect emergency situations; also distinguish product, taste, texture, and temperature
                  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
                  While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, climbing and frequent lifting of equipment. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
                  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                  Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Team Member for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
                  Work Authorization/Security ClearanceAuthorized to work in the U.S.
                  Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerLavish Roots INC is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
                  **Mask policy and mandatory vaccine required at work site.**

Keywords: Lavish Roots Catering, Bellevue , Prep Cook (M-F 1pm-9:30pm), Hospitality & Tourism , Bellevue, Washington

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