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Food Service - Cook

Company: Bristol Farms
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Who Is Bristol Farms?

Since opening our first market in Rolling Hills, CA, Bristol Farms has brought people together around a love for cooking and sharing delicious food. We have worked to create a community of curious foodies - people who enjoyed exploring the aisles and discovering new and exciting ingredients. We know that in order to achieve this goal, we must provide the freshest, highest-quality, locally sourced meat, seafood and produce, compliment it with an awesome array of groceries in each aisle and create an extraordinary experience for each and every guest.

To create that experience, we rely on our amazing team members and leaders to provide extraordinary service; to create a fun, interactive and engaging environment where we invite the guest to participate in the experience.

We seek out team members who not only enjoy food but are passionate about it. Team Members who thrive in a fast-paced environment and can still maintain a calm demeanor, who have a positive attitude and work well in a team environment. People who are warm, outgoing, authentically amazing and want to be inspired, challenged and proud of where they work. We look for team members who can connect with people and reach a level of hospitality that exceeds guests' expectations.

Ingredients You'll Bring to the Table

You love food and have the ability to create an experience that is beyond the everyday. You have a positive attitude and work well in a team environment. You can connect with people and reach a level of hospitality that exceeds guests' expectation. You are warm, outgoing, authentically amazing and want to be inspired, challenged and proud of where you work, You embody a spirit of entrepreneurship and mutual respect. You approach every situation with a YES! attitude and seek to find a solution to all opportunities that arise.

What Will Be On Your Plate?

Bristol Farms / Lazy Acres Natural Market

Job Description

Job Title: Food Service Cook

Department: Food Service

Reports To: Food Service Manager

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

The Food Service Cook prepares and cooks hot food items for the restaurant, deli, catering, or other departments. This is a fast-paced atmosphere; the Food Service Cook must have high stamina and a positive "can do" attitude. The Food Service Cook prepares and cooks all items on the cafe menu. He or she ensures that all full service and phone order pick-up times are met so that the customer's expectations of food quality and service are exceeded. The Caf Cook is also responsible to perform duties and responsibilities listed below (other duties may be assigned):

* Preps, prepares, and cooks all items needed for daily orders.
* Follows all Bristol Farms' recipes, and portion sizes when preparing foods following exact specifications.
* Peels, cleans, and cuts fruits to be served for breakfast of compotes.
* Cleans vegetables, fruits, and berries for salads, relishes, and gelatin desserts.
* Mixes ingredients for green salads, fruit salads, and potato salad.
* Prepares dressings such as Thousand Island, French, and Roquefort to be served on green salads.
* Prepares cold sandwiches and cheeses.
* Maintains a clean and sanitary work area at all times.
* Knows all cleaning chemicals authorized in the Food Service area and understands proper usage.
* Follows the FIFO rotation system (First-in, First-out). Covers, labels, and dates all leftover foods. Utilizes leftover foods before opening new product.
* Inspects food and food preparation; including measuring temperatures throughout the preparation process, to maintain quality and sanitation in accordance with the FDA and local health departmental codes and Bristol Farms' stringent standards.
* Follows safety work standards and reports any safety hazards to supervisors and/or Store Director.
* Practices all safety procedures within accordance to Bristol Farms standards and practices.
* Requisitions supplies daily.
* Some dishwashing required.
* Follows the employee handbook at all times, especially on service standards and appearance.
* At all times, meets and exceeds Bristol Farms standards in service, quality, presentation, sanitation, and cleanliness.

Customer Service Skills

Food Service Cooks are expected to provide customer service that is extra ordinary and exceeds the expectations of our customers. They are required to follow established policies and guidelines that go beyond simply smiling and greeting customers. Going above and beyond encompasses attitudes, respect, and flexibility. Food Service Cooks are expected to have a positive "can-do" attitude; to treat others with respect; and easily adjust to changes in the workplace.

Education and/or Experience

One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as recipes, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or Bristol Farms employees.

Knowledge of English

This is a customer service driven position. The candidate must have the ability to speak, read and understand English. Ability to speak and understand Spanish is a plus.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and volume.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to resolve conflicts in such a manner to create a win-win situation.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or tools. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

While performing the essential functions of this job, the Food Service Cook is regularly exposed to extreme heat and sharp objects. He or she frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Why You'll Love Working at Bristol Farms:

* Amazing earning potential, paid weekly!
* A values-based culture that will engage and empower your growth and development
* A strong training program that will build your restaurant and guest service skills
* Opportunity for growth within our family of brands
* Benefits available - Including medical, dental, vision, and 401K
* Numerous scholarship opportunities available to full & part time team members
* 20% discount at all Bristol Farms and Lazy Acres locations
* $60 credit to Shoes for Crews every 6 months of employment



Other details

* Job Family Clerk
* Pay Type Hourly

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* 018 La Cumbre - Bristol Farms, 3855 State St, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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