Meriwether Godsey is looking for a Lead Cook, responsible for leading the preparation, cooking, and presentation for daily meals and special events at a private school located in Northwest, DC.
What you will do:
- Ensure quality and timeliness of food production, using batch-cooking methods to maintain quality and freshness of the product.
- Use traditional, made from scratch preparation methods and keep accurate production logs.
- Assist Chef with all aspects of production; work collaboratively alongside other production staff to incorporate key ingredients/products into recipe and menu offerings on a daily basis
- Participate in transporting, setting up, garnishing, maintaining, and breaking down of food and supplies at assigned stations
- Adhere to food safety, sanitation standards, and all HACCP recordings
- Assist in training and developing other cooks in MG recipes and approaches
- Guide kitchen personnel in safe operating procedures of all equipment, utensils, and machinery
- Conducts daily pre-production and service meetings. Ensures serving food according to standards
- Conducts training and in-services for staff in an assigned area
- Additional duties may include: purchasing/ordering necessary products, responsible for team production, quality assurance, and other duties as requested
What you need:
- Formal Culinary Training or a minimum of 4 years culinary experience preferred
- Experience with high volume foodservice operations, preferably school environments.
- Experience with purchasing/ordering preferred
- High levels of professionalism and strong leadership skills
- Excellent communication and good organizational skills
- Flexibility; ability to switch between locations and job duties
- Growing knowledge of sustainable practices.
- ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification preferred
- Reliable Transportation
Meriwether Godsey offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. The work environment is fast-paced, team-oriented, and high-energy. You’ll be surrounded and supported by people who are passionate about serving others.
Enjoy a small, community-focused environment where you may grow your leadership and hospitality skills, and your career opportunities with an employee-owned, value-based company. Help Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the Metro DC market!
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