Restaurant Cook

  • Perkins Restaurants
  • Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full time

Job Description

At Perkins Restaurant & Bakery our employees are part of the Perkins extended family and the families we serve. And you'll be responsible for making special days memorable and everyday meals something extraordinary. At Perkins where we've experienced years of success through ensuring 100% guest satisfaction on every visit. If you want to work and grow with a company who has a proven track record of success, has an unmatched commitment to their employees and employees the best in the industry, you are in the right place! We respect one another for our talent, creativity and individual differences. We bring our greatest individual strengths to achieve success as a team. If career growth is what you are looking for- we got that too! SUMMARY OF POSITION

Prepares menu items according to company policies, procedures, programs and performance standards. Responsible for helping to maintain food costs and maintain cleanliness of the kitchen at all times. Performs all duties to maximize guest satisfaction and quality of work environment as directed by Kitchen Manager or Manager on Duty. POSITION ACTIVITIES AND TASKS

Prepares Cooking Items Reports to work well-groomed, in clean and proper uniform and at all times practices good person hygiene. Uses, maintains and cleans all kitchen equipment, plus preparation and storage areas. Stocks and rotates products on line to ensure they are within shelf life standards. Has sufficient knowledge of recipes, menu items and prep procedures to ensure correct portioning, quality, cooking time and performance standards. Prepares prep items according to guest request within company standards and following food safety and sanitation procedures. Controls Food Cost Ensures products are accurately portioned and ensures food products are prepared as specified by recipes. Utilizes FIFO (first in first out) standards when preparing items. Maintains Cleanliness Maintains cleanliness of the kitchen, prep areas, coolers and storage areas Follows proper safety procedures and policies concerning food handling, rotation and storage Conducts line sweeps throughout the shift "Clean as you go" throughout the shift Understands OSHA requirements and health department standards Cleans all equipment on line and other areas as directed by the Kitchen manager or Manager on duty. Anticipates, identifies and corrects system breakdowns to achieve maximum guest satisfaction. Communicates with Manager on Duty and coworkers regarding product/service deficiencies, equipment, safety problems. Etc. Keeps General Manager and Manager on Duty informed of problems and/or issues and proposes alternative solutions for consideration. Assists Team Members Preps items according to recipes and procedures Assists dishwasher with washing and restocking dishes, pots, pans and utensils Assist front of house staff with cleanliness of dining room Provides guest service by communicating and cooperating with the front of house staff. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS

Extensive standing and walking for up to 8 hours Must be able to see at a distance (20) feet, at close range (12 inches), distinguish between shapes and utilize peripheral vision to avoid hazards. Must be able to communicate clearly Exposure to heat, steam, smoke, cold Reaching heights of approximately 6 feet and depts. of 2 - 3 feet. Must have high level of mobility/flexibility in space provided Must have time management skills Must be able to read, write and perform addition/subtraction calculations Must be able to control and utilize fingers to write, slice chop and operate equipment. Must be able to fit through openings 30" wide Must be able to work irregular hours under heavy pressure/stress during busy times Bending, reaching, walking Carrying trays of food products weighing about 50 pounds for distances up to 30 feet Lifting up to 50 pounds Exposure to dish and cleaning chemicals SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Receives direction and training from the Kitchen Manager or Manager on duty as to the specific procedures and assignments. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED:

Basic skills such as sanitation, safety, and customer service can be taught through in house training. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

None Disclaimer

This position description in not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principle job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

Founded in 1958, Perkins operates 290 restaurants in 32 states and two Canadian provinces. The Perkins system includes 85 company-owned and operated restaurants and 205 franchised units. With its diverse, moderately priced menu featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bakery offerings, and its attractive and recently remodeled restaurants designed to facilitate efficiency and guest satisfaction, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is a dining favorite with a solid and respected reputation in the marketplace.

The longevity and success of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is largely attributed to the concept s ability to adapt to shifts in consumer dining trends and evolving taste preferences while delivering that homestyle goodness that guests crave. At Perkins, we re always updating our menu with fresh, flavorful and innovative items that take their place right alongside Perkins iconic guest favorites, some of which have been on our menu for more than 30 years. We also take great pride in differentiating ourselves with the service and experience we provide. This has and continues to be a hallmark of our brand.


Perkins has experienced years of success through ensuring 100% guest satisfaction on every visit. If you want to work and grow with a company who has a proven track record of success, has an unmatched commitment to their employees and employees the best in the industry, you are in the right place!

This franchise is independently owned and operated by a franchisee. Your application will go directly to the franchisee, and all hiring decisions will be made by the management of this franchisee. All inquiries about employment at this franchisee should be made directly to the franchise location, and not to Perkins Corporate.