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Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
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Zip Code: 60068
Industry: All
Employer: Whole Foods Market
Job Tracking ID: 1380236539
Job Description:
section id="postingbody"> Whole Foods Market is opening a brand new store in Park Ridge and we are seeking experienced Cooks for our Prepared Foods department. Part Time and Full Time positions are available! Applicants are currently being interviewed, so apply soon!

Job description:

SUMMARY:

As a Cook you will perform all functions relating to proper food preparation for the hot case, cold case, fresh pack, salad bar, and other areas as directed. Your role may include producing food, packing foods, sanitation and cleaning, or any of the varied responsibilities and activities that take place in this fast paced production environment. You will help to support the Prepared Foods vision of serving the finest quality foods to all of our customers.

DUTIES:

- Prepare foods according to recipes and perform prep work as assigned in a timely manner.

- Ensure all prepared items are labeled, dated, initialed, covered, and rotated.

- Ensure that food quality, quantity, freshness, and presentation meet all Regional standards.

- Operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner.

- Document waste and spoilage using appropriate forms, and meet all spoilage targets.

- Ensure that walk-ins, freezers, and all food prep areas are kept clean and organized.

- Follow and comply with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and adhere to safe work practices.

- This job posting is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned by leadership.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Culinary or cook like experience in a professional production kitchen.

- Ability to follow instructions and procedures.

- Good interpersonal skills and willingness to work as part of a team.

- Proper handling of knives and other cutting equipment.

- Knowledge of recipes, production methods, and operation of kitchen equipment.

- Strong work ethic and integrity.

- Available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department.

- Use of box cutters.



Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: Hourly, plus tips

Restaurant Jobs Description

Cooks

The most important factor to consider when hiring a cook is experience. Preferably, experience in the style of food you will be serving. Cooking candidates should express an enthusiasm for the food you plan to serve. If a cook is professionally trained, be sure that they can handle the speed of a busy kitchen as well as produce delicious dishes. Food safety, such as a Serve Safe certification is also a plus. While cooks don’t need to be as personable as the wait staff or hostess, they should be someone who can work as part of team and be reasonably polite.

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Host

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