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Perkins (Brainerd)
Job Description
Perkins in Brainerd is hiring for a cook!

Responsibilities include:
  • Preparing menu items according to company policies, procedures, programs, and performance standards
  • Performing all duties to maximize guest satisfaction and a quality work environment as directed Kitchen Manager or Manager on Duty
Position activities and tasks:
  • Reports to work well groomed, in a clean and proper uniform, and at all times practices good personal hygiene
  • Uses, maintains, and cleans all kitchen line equipment, plus preparation and storage areas
  • Stocks and rotates products on cooking line
  • Has sufficient knowledge of cooking stations, menu items and prep procedures to ensure correct portioning, quality, cooking time and performance standards
  • Cooks and prepares menu items according to guest request within company standards and following food safety and sanitation procedures
  • Monitors and oversees food temperatures during hot and cold handling to reduce the incidence of risk factors known to cause food borne illness
  • Anticipates, identifies and corrects system breakdowns to achieve maximum guest satisfaction
  • Communicates with the Manager on Duty and coworkers regarding product/services deficiencies, equipment, safety problems, etc
Physical requirements:
  • Continuous standing and walking
  • Frequent bending, reaching, twisting and pulling
  • Exposure to heat, steam, smoke, cold
  • Reaching heights of approximately 6 feet and depth of 2 1/2 - 3 ft.
  • Must have high level of mobility/flexibility in space provided
  • Must be able to fit through openings 30" wide
  • Must be able to work irregular hours under heavy pressure/stress during busy times
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds for a distance up to 30 feet
Supervision received:
  • Receives direction and training from the Manager on Duty as to specific procedures and assignments
Knowledge and skill required:
  • Basic skills such as sanitation, safety, and customer service can be taught through in-house training
Experience required:
  • None
To apply: Please go to our website here and fill out the online application.
Age Range:
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