Old Town Pizza Lincoln, CA, USA
Nov 07, 2019Full time
POSITION SUMMARY This is our entry level kitchen position for the back of the house. Our pizzas have made us local hero's and it all begins with you. A generous helping of fresh ingredients is what keeps our customers coming back. As a Kitchen 1 employee, it is your duty to ensure the accuracy and quality of each pizza that goes through the oven. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: • Make pizzas, and other items, with the correct measurement of ingredients • Make sure all food items are cooked properly to avoid food borne illnesses • Memorize our menu to ensure speed and accuracy when making food • Stock the bar with fresh ingredients • Use the first in, first out method • Wrap pizza skins with saran wrap to be placed in the walk-in • Wash dishes (as necessary) • Aerate dough to reduce bubbles • Change trash bags • Sweep periodically throughout the shift • Mop the floors (if closing) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES) • California Food Handler Card • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task • Knowledge of workplace safety procedures • High energy and stamina are required • Ability to stay calm and work efficiently under pressure • Physical stamina to lift and carry heavy items (dishes, tubs, etc.) • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required • Ability to maintain professional demeanor in high-stress situations PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is standing the entire shift. The employee frequently reaches, bends, stoops, lifts, shakes, stirs, pours, carries and pushes. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls in repetitive motions. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and carries tubs and cases weighing up to 75 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to hazards including, but not limited to cuts from knives, slipping, tripping, falls and burns; frequent exposure to smoke, steam, high temperatures, humidity, extreme cold; frequent contact/immersion of hands in water, sanitation solutions, meat products, poultry products, seafood and produce items and frequent washing of hands. Old Town Pizza opened in July 1999 under Brian & Maureen Hayes in Auburn. A fan of OTP, Reese Browning discovered that the Hayes' wanted to sell and chose to pursue ownership. With investments from family and friends, in November 2002, Reese became the new owner of OTP and started the family on a new adventure. For a time Reese worked under the Hayes' direction, learning the various aspects of running a thriving pizza restaurant. Reese assumed the role of Managing General Partner while the kids learned serving and managing skills. Ed & Pat (Reese's parents) specialized in decorating, maintenance, safety, and cleanliness. In 2002 Old Town Pizza was honored with its first "Best of the Best Pizza" award which provided even more motivation for the family to maintain their excellence in food quality, taste, service and ambiance. The OTP philosophy has always been to provide a dining experience that is "as good as gold". The restaurant has gone on to win this award every year since! Also, in 2010, OTP was honored with the prestigious "Aubie" Business of the Year award. With business at OTP Auburn thriving, the family decided to start a new venture; opening a second location in Lincoln, California. OTP Lincoln opened in July 2004 under Mason Browning, Reese's son, as General Manager. OTP Lincoln won their first "Best of the Best" awards in 2005 and like Auburn, has won every year since. In August of 2015, Kelly Bewley, a long-time member of the OTP family, was promoted to General Manager. On October 18th, 2005, a fire in Old Town Auburn closed Old Town Pizza for six months. When the restaurant reopened on April 17th, 2006, the Browning's were overwhelmed when the community came out in force. OTP Auburn experienced record sales that continued through the end of May. Melanee O'Hagan (Reese's daughter) ran OTP Auburn until 2009, her husband, Ethan O'Hagan, took over the position as General Manager through November, 2015. In December 2015 we welcomed long-time OTP fan, Laura Styler to Auburn, taking on the role of General Manager. In 2010, Russ Yeager joined our team as our full time Marketing Director. His talents solidified our brand and helped expand it. Our company has grown significantly since Russ joined our team. In 2012, the family decided to expand the Lincoln location by acquiring the space downstairs, naming it "OTP To-Go". In the past, take-out guests would walk upstairs to the restaurant to retrieve their pizzas. Now, take-out guests can quickly and easily enter the street level space of OTP To-Go, avoid the possible sit-down crowd of the restaurant, and be on their way quickly. The new space is decked out with an ice cream counter, featuring eight varieties of creamy goodness, and is also offering pizza by the slice. The slices are hot, fresh, and ready for either eating at one of the pub tables or satisfy those who need a quick meal solution. In December 2015 we completed the construction of our newest location in Historic Roseville. Mason Browning moved from Lincoln to run the Roseville location as General Manager. This 3rd location in Roseville was the result of years of waiting for the right time and location to complete this final expansion to service the I-80 corridor. It was a labor of love from the entire family and the community of people who have helped along the way. OTP Roseville has expanded seating, a separate banquet room, a walk-up window for take-out and "by the slice" pizza, an extensive beer and wine selection, and outdoor patio seating. Russ Yeager, with his extensive knowledge of the craft beer industry, influenced the design of this beautiful location. He has taken on the management of our beer and wine offerings, in addition to his role as our company's Marketing Director. Old Town Pizza looks forward to being a valued part of the Auburn, Lincoln, and Roseville communities for many more years to come!