The Pizza Cook is responsible for preparation of food items while complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene guidelines. This position ensures that all recipes, food preparations, and presentations meet the restaurants specifications and commitment to quality. This position ensures appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Preparing or directing preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems
Determining amount and type of food and supplies required using production systems; ensuring availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for preparation; serving or ensuring proper serving of food for tray line or dining room
Complying with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards; observing proper food preparation and handling techniques
Storing food properly and safely by marking dates and items
Reporting necessary equipment repair and maintenance
Correctly preparing all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders; portioning food for serving
Planning food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved
Maintaining daily production records
Keeping work area neat and clean at all times; cleaning and maintaining equipment used in food preparation
Completing food temperature checks before service
Performing other work-related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
A high school diploma or equivalent preferred
Must be at least 18 years of age
Moderate English reading and writing skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures
Promote positive public relations with guests
Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills; cooperate and work together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment
Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less
Manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. Employee is regularly exposed to kitchen equipment (e.g., oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer, and chef's knives). The employee will spend 100% of the time standing and may be exposed to cold and hot conditions and water.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will relationship.
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