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Kitchen Leader

Perkins (Brainerd)
Job Description

Perkins in Brainerd is hiring for a kitchen leader!

Duties include:

  • Maintaining direction of kitchen staff members to ensure daily goals and tasks are being met
  • Performing all duties to maximize guest satisfaction and quality work environment

Position activities and tasks:

  • Works with Kitchen Manager to ensure that all budget expenses are within limits
  • Keeps General Manager/Kitchen Manager informed of problems and/or issues and proposes alternative solutions for consideration
  • Identifies ways to improve and streamline operation
  • Maintains a clean and safe facility
  • Monitors and oversees food temperatures during hot and cold handling to reduce the incidence of risk factors known to cause food borne illness
  • Communicates clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Selects and maintains communication with vendors providing restaurant equipment and supplies
  • Completes walk thru and temperature checks in the kitchen
  • Assists in ordering food, produce, liquor and restaurant supplies
  • Assists in receiving deliveries and checks paperwork to ensure receipt of items and directs staff to stock items

Physical requirements:

  • Extensive standing, without breaks
  • Exposure to heat, steam, smoke, cold
  • Reaching heights of approximately 6 feet and depths 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
  • Bending, reaching, walking
  • Communicating with guests if needed
  • Operating cash register
  • Carrying trays of food products weighing about 20 pounds for distances up to 30 feet
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds

Education level required:

  • High school diploma; some college or degree preferred

Experience required:

  • At least six months prior experience in hospitality work; culinary education and/or experience a plus

To apply: Please go to our website here and fill out the online application.

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and is funded in part by the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation, and Sourcewell.