Lead Line Cook 1

The Garland Los Angeles, CA
  • $17.86 Hourly
  • Full Time
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The Garland Hotel

Position:       Cook I

Department: Culinary

Division:       Food and Beverage

 A unique neighborhood gathering place, The Front Yard, showcases LA's diverse flavors in a setting as casual and comfortable as an evening at an old friend's house. Come on over anytime and we'll set you a place around the table. 


Come lounge in the lobby and have a refreshing drink or enjoy your cocktail by the pool. The Lobby Bar features unique setting where you can meet and greet and start off a wonderful night.

POSITION PURPOSE: Produce menu items on all stations in an appropriate time frame while maintaining or exceeding the standards set forth by the Executive Chef for menu production, kitchen cleanliness, sanitation, and advance preparation. Also, providing leadership to ensure that other cooks are achieving these same goals through training and being a role model.

Essential Functions

  • Read and follow recipes as they pertain to menu production.
  • Memorize all production specifications, food presentations, and cooking methods pertinent to menu production.
  • Proficiently manage station with no supervision from Executive Chef and Sous Chefs.
  • Assist Executive Chef and Sous Chefs in training Cooks with respect to stations, culture, standards, and culinary philosophies.
  • Recognize/fabricate all products pertinent to menu production.
  • Cook all menu items to guest specifications with regards to temperature, etc.
  • Properly label, date, and store all prepared food as well as raw ingredients and food orders.
  • Assist management with food inventory, storing and maintaining food cost controls.
  • Assist others in workload management as time allows.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Takes proper care of all equipment, reporting/documenting any breakage/damage/loss to Management
  • Maintain a sanitary environment consistent with the standards of chef and local health department.
  • Recognize fluctuations in volume of business, and maintain station accordingly.
  • Maintain consciousness of portion sizes consistent with production specifications.
  • Recognize and react to product spoilage.
  • Maintain a clean and presentable uniform/appearance.
  • Communicate any needs, deficiencies, or outages to chef/supervisor.
  • Accept verbal direction from chef/supervisor regarding changes, special needs, quantity of production, etc.
  • Organize tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Complete station set up, including necessary equipment, in a timely manner and assist team members as time allows.
  • Prepare portions of Staff Meal for Employee Cafeteria.
  • Close kitchen shifts in the manner set forth by chef/supervisor.
  • Demonstrates ability to change directions, learn, and progress in work environment at request/direction of Executive Chef and Sous Chefs.
  •  Position Requirements  
  • In the process of acquiring or graduate of culinary program preferred
  • Past work experience of at least 5 years consisting of lead hot line kitchen work in a food driven, high standard, fast-pace restaurant preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, understand and clearly communicate in English with respect to business related tasks
  • Able to react positively to fast pace work environment and high pressure situations.
  • Able to communicate effectively with supervisors and team members both in culinary and exterior departments of the hotel (specifically stewarding and service staffs).
  • Able to work well and lead inside of a team orientated environment.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor in all situations, especially those pertaining to client satisfaction.
  • Have advanced knowledge of equipment utilized on a daily basis.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding and recognition of Modern American Cuisine, its ingredient and the preparation and handling of those ingredients.
  • Has ability to master all kitchen stations and shifts
  • Be able to work long hours in a high expectation work environment
  • Advanced degree of dexterity for knife handling, prep work, etc.
  • Be able to teach and influence other co-workers of what is expected by the Chef and Sous Chefs
  • Possess ability to manage multiple tasks and also be able to recognize other co-workers who may need assistance or help, and actively help them utilizing their experience.
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