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Perkins (Brainerd)
Job Description
Perkins in Brainerd is hiring for servers!

The server will:
  • Provide friendly and efficient service to guests according to company policies, procedures, programs and performance standards
  • Perform all duties to maximize guest satisfaction and a quality work environment as directed by General Manager or Manager on Duty
Position activities and tasks:
  • Reports to work well-groomed, in clean and proper uniform and practices good personal hygiene
  • Greets all guests in a courteous and respectable way
  • Takes verbal drink and meal orders according to guest preference
  • Serves high quality food and checks all orders to ensure they are complete, prepared as ordered, portioned correctly and attractive in appearance
  • Monitors and oversees food temperatures during hot and cold handling to reduce the incidence of risk factors known to cause food borne illness
  • Maintains cleanliness of his/her stations and pantry
  • Performs side work during shift downtime including but not limited to rolling silverware, restocking condiment holders, cleaning work areas, etc
  • Executes the service cycle and team responsibilities at all times
  • Maintains sufficient knowledge of the menu to execute suggestive selling with all guests
  • Writes guest check and/or operates POS equipment pursuant to company policies
  • Anticipates, identifies and corrects system breakdowns to achieve maximum guest satisfaction
  • Communicates with managers and co-workers regarding product/service deficiencies, equipment, safety problems, etc
  • All other duties and tasks as assigned
Physical requirements:
  • Must have high level of mobility/flexibility
  • Must be able to work under heavy stress/pressure during peak times
  • Must be able to communicate with guests
  • Must lift and carry serving trays weighing up to 20 pounds for distances up to 30 feet
  • Requires occasional reaching, bending, pushing and pulling
  • Exposure to heat, steam, smoke, cold and odors.
  • Requires continual standing and walking
Supervision received:
  • Receives direction and training from the General Manager as to specific procedures and assignments
Knowledge and skills required:
  • Basic skills such as sanitation, safety, and customer service can be taught through in-house training
To apply: Please go to our website here and fill out the online application.
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