Apple Lead Cook in Austin, Texas

Lead Cook

Job Number: 86417138

Austin, Texas, United States

Posted: Jul. 17, 2017

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • Display a passion for food and cooking and be self-motivated

  • Have at least 2 years cooking experience

  • Basic understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills

  • Be able to speak clearly and listen attentively to staff, peers, supervisors, and guests

  • Be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process

  • Be able to lift pots, pans, etc., up to 50 pounds in weightDescription

• Prepare daily entrees/items with a team of 1-3 cooks, featuring menus approved by the Sous Chefs and Executive Chef. Produce delicious, eye-appealing and nutritious food with assistance of station staff

• Maintain and ensure utmost safety, sanitation, and presentable cleanliness for your station, work area, servery, and equipment used for preparation, including walk-in coolers and all storage areas. Assist in set-up and break–down of station

• Adhere to the Caffe Macs General Job Duties and Kitchen Rules packet, the Health Department's regulations, and the Culinary Team’s standards and expectations of food quality, freshness, and presentation

• Support the Executive Chef and Sous Chef developing a sense of teamwork and cooperation. Perform additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by the Chef, Sous Chef(s), or Kitchen Manager

• Use traditional, made from scratch preparation methods

• Train and develop prep cooks at your station, while leading by example for other station cooks as well

• Understand how to properly use and maintain all equipment used. Ask Kitchen Manager or Sous Chef(s) if you have a question about equipment safety

• Ensure quality and timeliness of food production, using batch-cooking methods to maintain quality and freshness of product

• Assist Lead Cook in monitoring par levels, portion control and waste, utilizing ordered product and surplus food product to minimize waste

• Time and Temperature logs for your station

• Ensure accurate labeling, dating, and rotating using the FIFO method for all raw and prepped food products

• Report any injury, accident and/or food borne illness incident (customers and/or staff) accurately and in a timely manner to the Sous Chef(s)

• Respond to all comments and complaints in a positive manner and alert Sous Chefs when necessary

• Communicate with the customer honestly, accurately, and in a timely manner

• Work the service line during peak meal hours while maintaining a responsive, approachable demeanor, displaying great customer service, in a timely manner

• Audit all café signage prior to service to ensure proper spelling, allergens, correct ingredients, and descriptions

• Meet all timelines for preparation


Additional Requirements