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Lead Cook

Posted May 14, 2022

P.F. Changs
Tampa, FL
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About This Job

With a career at HMSHost, you really benefit! We Offer

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, flex or sick)
  • Holiday pay
  • Meal and Transportation Benefits
  • *401(k) retirement plan with company match or Pension
  • *Company paid life insurance
  • *Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Training and exciting career growth opportunities
  • Referral program – refer a friend and earn a bonus

*Benefits may vary by position so ask your recruiter for details.

Summary

The Cook - Lead is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cooking eggs; providing guidance to more junior kitchen staff; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as necessary; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times; performs all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management. This is a non-exempt position.

Essential Functions

  • Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and beverage products
  • Tastes products, follow menus, estimate food requirements, check production and keep records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as needed
  • Provides guidance / leadership for determining process flows during high volume times
  • Monitors kitchen activities, providing input and advice to team to optimize productivity
  • Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment
  • Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards
  • Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts and shreds fruits and vegetables
  • Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of product

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment

  • Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
  • Requires a minimum of 3 year of closely related cooking experience in high volume or fast casual dining restaurant environment
  • Requires advanced or specialized food knowledge pertaining to making Sauces, Soups, Sauté, Broiler, Fry, and Pantry
  • Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers
  • Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • Requires the ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
  • Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions
  • Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, and hot plates
  • Frequently works in hot environment
  • Supervisor/Lead experience preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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About this Employer

P.F. Changs

Main Terminal
4100 George J Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607

Concession