Line Cook (Pizza, Salad, Grill, Expo)

This position is not available at this time.

Location: McKinney
Date Posted: 8/16/2013
Desired Start Date: 9/13/2013
Hours: Full-time & Part-time
Pay: Salary commensurate with experience

Job Description



Reports to:

Kitchen Manager / takes direction from Cook 1 and Manager on Duty


Summary of Position:  

The Cook position is a part of the Back of House Team and the pay rate is $7.25-$9.00 hour based on experience, tenure and overall contribution.  This is a non-tipped position.  The primary responsibility of a Cook is to prepare menu items on the hoagie, pizza, salad and appetizer menu to all standards and specifications. Accurately and efficiently cook meats, vegetables, soups and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Perform 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. The secondary responsibility is to ensure all dishes and food prep completed by the Cook Line Assistant is completed prior to closing. A Mellow Mushroom shirt and a hat must be worn at all times.Good personal hygiene is a must, no strong perfumes i.e. applying to much of a scent, patchouli oil etc.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include preparing a variety of meats, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, and a variety of other kitchen equipment.  Perform line temperature checks at beginning and end of shift to ensure appropriate temperature in accordance with health standards. Assume full responsibility for quality of products served. Knows and complies consistently with company standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures. Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period and advises manager when running low or out of items. Maintain a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.  Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes. Handles stores and rotates all products properly. Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed. Checklist must be adhered to for all opening, closing and middle of shift duties. The Cook must follow the closing checklist for kitchen stations including all dish areas.  Performs other related duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager or Manager on Duty.  Additional responsibilities include load, run and unload dish machine. Keep the dish machine clean and report any functional or mechanical problems immediately. Monitor dish machine water temperature to ensure sanitary wash cycle. Wash and store all tableware and kitchenware. Keep dish room clean and organized.  Maintain adequate levels of clean tableware for dining room and kitchen. Bag and haul dish room trash to dumpster at designed times. Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor. Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.


Be able to speak and read the predominant language of the guests. Six months of restaurant experience required.  Be able to work in hot, wet, humid and loud environment for long periods of time.  Be physically able to lift, reach, bend and stoop.  Be able to safely lift bags, cases and stacks weighing up to 50 pounds up to 30 times per shift.  Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours) and be able to work up to 8 hours without smoking a cigarette. I have read and understand this job description as well as the BOH and Operational Training material.  Current Health Card is required.