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Lead Cook

Position Title: 

Lead Cook

Reports To: 

AGM and GM of Plaza Restaurants


Food and Beverage

General Purpose:


Maintain quality and portion control in all phases of food preparation.  Provide leadership and training for the kitchen staff and ensure guest receives a quality product quickly and within cost of sale percentages.


Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:


  • Supervise staff for menu preparation based on established specifications regarding ingredients and portion control.
  • Order inventory through established requisition procedures.
  • Assign duties for all kitchen staff.
  • Draft, delegate, and complete daily prep lists.


Other Responsibilities:


  • Control waste and theft through continuous monitoring and training.
  • Maintain and ensure cleanliness of the kitchen, storage areas and cooking line.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Solid knowledge of food preparation and storage, inventory controls, sanitation requirements, commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Solid supervisory and interpersonal communication skills.  Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Alertness, precision, ingenuity, problem-solving, judgment, reasoning, aesthetic sense, imagination, patience, persuasiveness, speaking ability, tactile, olfactory and visual discrimination, memory, creativity, concentration and initiative are required mental abilities.


Education of Formal Training:  High School diploma of GED preferred.


Experience:  Two years food preparation experience required. Kitchen leadership experience preferred.

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