Dishwasher - Prep Cook

New Leaf Community Markets, Inc. Capitola , CA 95010

Posted 4 months ago

Position Title: Dishwasher - Prep Cook

Department: Kitchen

Supervisory Responsibility: Not responsible for supervising others.

Reports To: Kitchen Manager

Region: California Coastal

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Position Description: Washes dishes and equipment and prepares food in a high-volume production environment. Provides exceptional customer service and contributes to a positive and collaborative team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

General

  • Contributes to a positive and supportive work environment.

  • Demonstrates an adaptable and flexible work style, shifting tasks as priorities and circumstances change.

  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task and manage own time. Adjusts priorities, productivity, efficiency and speed based on needs and conditions of department.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as cooperatively within a team.

  • Gives and receives feedback in a constructive manner. Responds to feedback in order to improve performance.

  • Understands and follows through on verbal and written directions.

  • Speaks up. Shares ideas and feedback that contributes to success of store and company.

  • Conserves company resources. Works in a manner consistent with company Vision, Mission and Values and sustainability program.

  • Observes all company rules and policies.

  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.

Customer Service

  • Delivers exceptional service and demonstrates friendly and attentive behaviors with internal and external customers.

  • Engages internal and external customers in a friendly manner, shares information, assists in locating resources, and seeks opportunities to enhance the customer experience.

Position Specific Functions

  • Wash dishes and utensils for kitchen, deli and juicebar following established procedures in compliance with health department regulations.

  • Clean kitchen, scrubbing and wiping all surfaces following established procedures in compliance with health department regulations.

  • Take out kitchen trash and recycling according to procedures.

  • Assist in ensuring facility is properly maintained. Report faulty equipment or other facility issues to management.

  • Maintain prep, dishwashing station and storage areas in clean, orderly condition according to department procedures, and all aspects of sales floor operations.

  • Check deliveries for damage, quality and accuracy. Rotate deliveries into storage. Ensure proper product dating and labeling procedures are followed. Notify management of any possible discrepancies or concerns. Help with unloading as needed.

  • Work to ensure department priorities are met as set by the Kitchen Manager.

  • Complete daily food prep shift task checklists.

  • Alert Kitchen Manager to low inventories or out-of-stocks of products and supplies.

  • Follow food safety and sanitation regulations maintaining correct temperatures.

  • Notifies department manager or Manager on Duty (MOD) of any situations relating to customer service, safety, productivity, security or any other situation that may have an adverse effect on the store.

Required Permits and Licenses: Food Handler's card

Facilities, Sanitation, Work Safety and Food Safety

  • Adheres to work and food safety policies set forth by the company and regulatory agencies.

  • Performs janitorial tasks in compliance with sanitation standards established by store policy and state and local health departments. Contributes to store cleanliness.

  • Maintains equipment, informs store/department management of any problems.

  • Reports all safety concerns and work related injuries to management.

  • Frequent handwashing is required.

Tools and Equipment Used

This position may be required to use the following tools and equipment: blast chiller, robot coupe, blender, slicer, mixer, kitchen smallwares, kettle, pallet jack, knife, range, thermometer, dishwasher, scale, oven, grill, hand truck, cart, baler, computer, and office equipment

Position Requirements

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable state or local law, we will make reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Friendly and customer service oriented, with an interest in food and cooking.

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Comfortable and willing to work with meat

  • Previous food service, restaurant or dishwashing experience preferred. Experience in a high volume environment preferred.

  • Solid knife skills preferred. Previous food preparation or production experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with culinary terminology and techniques and industry standard equipment preferred.

  • Basic math and computation skills required.

  • Skills to work independently, effectively manage own time and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Skills to adapt to the shifting priorities and needs of a retail environment.

  • Skills to exercise good judgment at all times.

  • Self-motivated, with high attention to detail, quality and presentation.

  • Skills to collaborate and communicate effectively and professionally in a team environment and one on one with coworkers, supervisors and customers.

  • Skills to manage difficult customer interactions preferred.

  • Skills to read, understand and follow through on verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet needs of the department.

  • Ability to reliably meet required work schedule and adhere to company attendance policy.

Physical Requirements

  • Medium work level

  • Continuously required to be on feet with a mix of standing and walking throughout shift. Sitting seldom required.

  • Continuously required to: lift and carry 1-10 pounds; use arms, hands and wrists; grasping/squeezing; reach at/above shoulder; reach below shoulder

  • Frequently required to: lift and carry 11-20 pounds; bend/stoop; twist

  • Occasionally required to: lift and carry 21-50 pounds; push and/or pull 1-40 pounds; crouch/squat

  • Frequency of climbing stairs and ladders dependent on location

Work Environment

  • Work occurs in a grocery store environment which includes surfaces that can be wet and slippery, moderate noise level, and temperature extremes in controlled environments in the cooler, freezer, and kitchen.

  • There may be exposure to dust, mold, gluten, fragrances and other fumes and airborne particles, fresh fruits, vegetables, house plants, and flowers.

  • Work requires use of and working in proximity to common commercial cleaning agents.

  • This position works on or around moving machinery or moving parts; may include vibration.

Important Notice: The job duties, responsibilities, requirements and conditions, physical requirements and work environment listed in this job description are examples of the tasks that a staff member may be required to perform and may vary slightly based on location. New Leaf Community Markets reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require staff members to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of business change.


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Dishwasher - Prep Cook

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