(Late Night) Denny's Cook

  • Denny's
  • Livermore, California
  • Aug 31, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

At Seaside Dining Group, Inc, we love feeding people! If you have a passion for food and serving others, see what your future can hold at Denny's.

As a Cook, you do more than follow a recipe...a lot more. Because the food you create could be a mood-changer. Maybe even a day changer. Something delicious that ignites our guests' taste buds just enough to take their minds off their problems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares food to set recipes following brand standards
  • Honors guests' requests for special orders
  • Cleans and completes side work, and organizes supplies as required
  • Full job description below

Pay Rate: $19.00 - $22.00, depending on experience.

This job posting is for employment at an independently owned and operated franchisee of Denny's.

Full Job Description:

Reporting to the General Manager and Restaurant Manager, the Cook prepares and presents food to order following Denny's 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 Denny's 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 Denny's Brand Standards, federal, state and local regulations
  • Prepares special orders as requested
  • Maintains the 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 Denny's Brand Standards and internal Seaside Dining Group 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 storerooms, 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 the confined work area
  • Must work inside and outside the restaurant
  • Must be able to work with all Denny's menu products
  • Must be able to read tickets, recipes, and product specification
  • 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 area

Position Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must be able to observe and ensure the product is prepared and presented to Denny's Brand Standards
  • Must have basic math skills, including an understanding of units of measure
  • Must meet any state, county, or municipal regulation pertaining to health risk concerns about food handling
  • Meets Denny's 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
  • Physical Requirements - Ability to stand and walk approximately 85%-95% of shift; ability to lift
  • and carry 10-65 lbs; ability to move freely throughout the restaurant; ability to operate the restaurant
  • equipment and drive a motor vehicle.

Seaside Dining Group, Inc. will make reasonable accommodations to allow a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities and to perform the essential functions
of the job. This position description should be applied accordingly.