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Company: HMSHost
Location: El Segundo, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Food, Beverage


The Cook - Lead is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station
functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cooking eggs; providing guidance to more junior kitchen
staff; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as
necessary; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times; performs all
other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management. This is a non-exempt
position and typically reports to the Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, or General Manager
depending upon local requirements.
Essential Functions:
 Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and
serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and
beverage products
 Tastes products, follow menus, estimate food requirements, check production and keep records
in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as
 Provides guidance / leadership for determining process flows during high volume times
 Monitors kitchen activities, providing input and advice to team to optimize productivity
 Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment
 Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards
 Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts
and shreds fruits and vegetables
 Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of product
Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:
 Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
 Requires a minimum of 3 year of closely related cooking experience in high volume or fast casual
dining restaurant environment
 Requires advanced or specialized food knowledge pertaining to making Sauces, Soups, Sauté,
Broiler, Fry, and Pantry
 Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and
policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers
 Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
 Requires the ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
 Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions
 Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, and hot plates
 Frequently works in hot environment
 Supervisor/Lead experience preferred To learn more about HMSHost and additional career opportunities, visit Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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