Experienced Cooks Job Positions – Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mt. Vernon, WA

May 4th 2021

Join our Amazing Team! The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is a member-owned, not-for-profit, co-operative business with a passion for great food and the community we live in. When seeking new members for our team, we look for individuals who share in these passions. Nothing is as important as giving our customers the best experience possible!

We are hiring  experienced cooks. This is a full time position. 

Job Summary: The Cook position is responsible for producing consistent, high quality food and services at the best possible price; emphasizing non-harmful products that have a low impact on the environment and supports local suppliers and producers while meeting or exceeding all standards of food safety and minimizing waste.

Essential Functions

  • Follows recipes to prepare and assemble ingredients to create soups, salads, and entrees with consistency, quality and appropriate quantity, maintaining integrity of tried and true recipes
  • Understands special dietary needs and which dishes to recommend for which need
  • Preps ingredients including but not limited to chopping, thawing, deboning, and brining
  • Ensures compliance with all health and safety standards
  • Follows appropriate time table for warming prepared entrees and soups
  • Actively participates in all food rotation programs
  • Ensures proper signage is available for items
  • Utilizes all closing and opening checklists
  • Keeps work station clean and sanitary, including stovetops, ovens, countertops, storage shelves, and walk-in shelves
  • Participates in invoicing as requested
  • Receives product as needed
  • Informs Kitchen Manager of equipment needs
  • Assists in training back of the house workers are requested
  • Readily acknowledges queries from customers by providing FOH with needed information
  • Facilitates communication between kitchen shifts through appropriate communication
  • Responds to service alerts, as needed
  • Communicates concerns and ideas to manager
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous prepared foods experience preferred
  • Proven ability to provide excellent, professional customer service by projecting a friendly, outgoing presence and maintaining a respectful demeanor at all times
  • Ability to handle multiple demands, remain calm, think quickly, prioritize effectively, and problem solve within es-tablished guidelines
  • Ability to work well with others in a cooperative environment where teamwork, compassion and constant communi-cation are essential
  • Ability to handle transactions accurately and responsibly
  • Must demonstrate basic math skills
  • Ability to meet expectations of regular, predictable attendance
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Ability to maintain current food handler card

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged standing and walking
  • Frequent reaching, bending, twisting, and rotating
  • Continuous fine motors skills work and gripping with hands
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. often, up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Ability to carry hot dishes from BOH to FOH
  • Repetitive tasks such as stirring, chopping, cutting
  • Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.
  • Exposure to temperatures: 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Benefits (depending on hours worked)
  • Employee Discount
  • Lunch Discount
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Regular Hourly Raises

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