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Cook

Company: Denny's
Location: Terre Haute
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Job Description:

This job posting is for employment at an independently owned and operated franchisee of Dennys. Reveille Management LLC, is a franchisee of Denny's with restaurants in Indiana, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois.

Accountability

Reporting to the General Manager and Restaurant Manager, the Cook prepares and presents food to order following company menu and food specifications and timing standards. Adheres to all federal, state, and local safe food handling regulations.

Key Business Areas

A Key Business Area is an area of performance in which the Cook must be successful to meet their accountabilities. Successful results in the Key Business Areas are supported by the following behaviors or actions:

Prepares, cooks and presents food to order following established company brand standards guidelines and recipe specifications

Follows correct prepping procedures, utilizing prep charts; properly stores and rotates perishable stock

Maintains proper food temperatures in accordance with Dennys Brand Standards, federal, state and local regulations

Prepares special orders as requested

Maintains stock to shift par levels

Correctly calls the wheel when necessary

Organizes and maintains work areas, coolers and storage areas

Assists as needed with product inventory and deliveries

Cleans and takes proper care of ranges, ovens, broilers, fryers, griddles, utensils and other equipment

Adheres to all safe food handling principles

Completes side work and deep cleaning assignments correctly and in a timely manner

Possesses strong product and menu knowledge

Monitors waste and other food cost controls

Addresses complaints and concerns promptly in a courteous manner and notifies the supervisor of any issues

Assists service assistants periodically

Willingly assists others without being asked

Adheres to Dennys Brand Standards and internal policies and procedures

Provides prompt and courteous service and is cordial to all team members and guests

Essential Functions

Must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs. throughout shift; place items on high and low shelves in store rooms, service areas, walk-in coolers and freezers

Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, wipe, lift and grasp

Must have sufficient mobility to move and operate in confined work area

Must work inside and outside the restaurant

Must be able to work with all Dennys menu products

Must be able to read tickets, recipes, and product specifications, and observe wares for cleanliness

Must be able to stand and walk throughout a 4-to-8-hour shift

Must be able to hear well in a loud environment to respond to employee and guest needs

Must meet any state, county or municipal regulation pertaining to health risk concerns about food handling

Must be able to work with potentially hazardous chemicals

Must be able to tolerate extreme temperature changes in kitchen and freezer areas

Position Qualifications

Must be 18 years old or older

Must be able to observe and ensure product is prepared and presented to company Brand Standards

Must have basic math skills, including understanding of units of measure

Must meet any state, county or municipal regulation pertaining to health risk concerns about food handling

Meets Dennys uniform and grooming standards and maintains them throughout the shift

Must be able to pass all required tests and training requirements for the position

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including holidays, nights, and weekends

Must possess excellent guest service skills

Must be dependable and able to learn basic tasks and follow instructions

Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing

Must be able to work in a team environment

Places a value on diversity and shows respect for others

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employees assigned to this position.It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or tasks which may be required to be performed in this position. This job description does not constitute a contract for employment and may be changed at the discretion of employer with or without notice. Employer may amend, change, or modify the responsibilities and duties of this position to meet business needs as necessary.Our brand is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military or veteran's status, criminal background, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local law.

Keywords: Denny's, Terre Haute , Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Terre Haute, Indiana

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