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Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Kitchen Prep Cook - Part-Time in Milwaukie, Oregon

Job Title: Kitchen Prep Cook

Department: Restaurant

Shift: Flexible schedule - includes weekends

Wage: $15.00 an hour

Position Overview: The Kitchen Prep Cook is responsible for ensuring that customers have an exceptional experience while at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store, Restaurant, & Bakery. The Kitchen Prep Cook is responsible for assisting the culinary team with a variety of tasks including washing, chopping and preparing meals to spec in our Whole Grain Store, Restaurant, & Bakery.

The Kitchen Prep Cook must work to provide a safe and respectful environment for employees and customers. It is critical that this person’s actions, behaviors, and words align with S.E.R.V.I.C.E. standards and the WGS Mission and Values.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat, etc. to specs.

  • Assists in cooking menu items per recipe standards.

  • Undertakes basic cooking duties such as stirring, straining, and reducing sauces.

  • Keeps kitchen, walk-in and pit areas clean and assist with putting deliveries away.

  • Maintains sanitation standards by sanitizing prep areas before and after use and makes sure that all critical equipment is kept clean.

  • Sets-up and stocks stations with necessary supplies, continues to restock supplies for line cooks throughout the day.

  • Safely uses kitchen equipment and keeps up equipment maintenance.

  • Ensure food/merchandise is properly stocked, labeled, and rotated in workstations and throughout the kitchen

  • Must remain friendly and service oriented, even during times of long lines and high traffic.

  • Ensure a clean, organized, safe, and respectful environment for guests and employees.

  • Confront and resolve difficult situations in a proactive, objective, professional, and solution-oriented manner.

  • Embrace change by being open to new ideas.

  • Communicate effectively with individuals, groups, peers, management, and the general public.

  • Maintains food knowledge on all Bob’s Red Mill offerings and confidently and accurately communicating that knowledge to customers.

  • Complies with all company policies and procedures and operates all equipment in a safe and food-safe manner.

  • Complies with Bob’s Red Mill food safety policies and procedures including adherence to FDA regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.

  • Be willing to assist in other departments as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position reports to the Department Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of safe food-handling procedures, sanitary cooking conditions, proper hand washing techniques and rules for securing hair.

  • Ability to move quickly and work in a fast-paced environment while carefully following direction of line cooks and expo.

  • Flexibility to work around customer demands.

  • Demonstrates excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills.

  • Possesses a positive and professional attitude and has a team player philosophy.

  • Demonstrates the ability to handle critical feedback in a positive manner and learns from mistakes during the training process.

Qualifications:

  • One year experience in a fast-paced kitchen environment preferred.

  • Previous experience in a commercial kitchen preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Must be available weekends.

  • Must be able to obtain/possess a Food Handler’s Card

Physical Demands:

  • Position requires continued walking or standing for long periods up to 2 hours at a time.

  • Position requires the ability to bend, squat, and climb stairs frequently.

  • Position requires the ability to lift products weighing up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The primary work environment for this position is within a large commercial kitchen utilizing a commercial dishwasher.

  • Indoors may encounter temperatures ranging from 32 degrees F. within a cooler to 425 degrees F. around cooking equipment.

What you should know: Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company Name: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc.

External Company URL: www.bobsredmill.com

Street: 5000 SE International Way

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