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Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
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Zip Code: 92009
Industry: All
Employer: La Costa Glen
Job Tracking ID: 1384172597
Job Description:
We are currently hiring a line cook. This is a full time position with excellent benefits, working 11:30am-8pm. La Costa Glen is a beautiful resort-style community located in Carlsbad, just a few miles from the Pacific. Our three kitchens serve over 1000 residents a variety of fine foods and pastries, always prepared from scratch. This is not a seasonal position: you will always work a full 40 hours a week. Earn outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flex spending accounts, and 401(k) with match. Starting with your first year, accrue 10 vacation days, 6 sick days, and 2 flex (personal) days; plus there are 6 paid holidays. Within our large Food & Beverage team, there are many opportunities for growth and promotions. PRINCIPLE DUTIES:
  • Responsible for preparing and serving all food items per standardized recipes to include, but not limited to: soups, stocks, sauces, boils, braises and roasts items as well as fries, steams, grills and bakes.
  • Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours and determines amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menus. Ensures that excellence, quality, temperature and appearance of food are preserved.
  • Follows all safety procedures when handling kitchen equipment and complies with department sanitation standards and personal hygiene/uniform standards.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of three years experience as a cook in a hotel, restaurant, club or similar institution
  • Ability to plan and organize work, to interpret instructions, recipes, specifications and standards
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance. Some knowledge of nutrition and diet
  • Culinary education preferred
COMPANY SUMMARY

La Costa Glen Carlsbad is a Continuing Life community located in beautiful North San Diego County, only two and a half miles from the Pacific. The community is nestled into a verdant coastal glen, surrounded by permanent open space. La Costa Glen is a resort style retirement community offering a variety of villas and apartment homes, contained securely on 50 acres within a park-like preserve. GlenView Assisted Living, on the campus of La Costa Glen, offers personalized assisted living and secured Alzheimers care. GlenBrook Skilled Nursing, adjacent to GlenView, offers 70 beds with professional staffing 24 hours a day. The community also provides full-service physical, occupational and speech therapy and rehabilitation departments, as well as other key services.


Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: TBD


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.

Wait Staff

If you are expecting a high paced, quick turnover rate each day, you need someone who can move fast. However, if the view of your restaurant is quiet, intimate, and slow-paced, such as fine dining, then you need someone who is comfortable that type of atmosphere. When interviewing for wait staff positions, ask each candidate what their strengths are. A server should be knowledgeable of the type of food you serve, as well as have a basic familiarity of wine and mixed drinks.

Host

The general job of a restaurant host is to meet, greet, and seat customers. Therefore it is an excellent entry-level job for someone without a lot of restaurant experience (or any). The host should be friendly and courteous, and also know how to handle rushes, waiting lines. A host should be an organized person who is comfortable multi-tasking.

Bartender

This position is often tops on the front-of-the house job ladder. To be a great bartender (and that is the only type you should hire) a person must have a wide knowledge of mixed drinks, be friendly to both customers and staff and be a good listener. Great bartenders can give quality, attentive service to their own customers, while still getting the staff their drinks. Honesty is another important requirement. The bartender handles a lot of cash each shift and you need to be able to trust that he or she will not siphon any off the top.

Dishwasher

This is usually an entry-level position in the business. While dishwashing isn't the most desirable job in a restaurant, it is one of the most important. It's always a good idea to be a little nicer to your dishwashers-- give them a free meal or a tip after a particularly busy night to keep them from walking off in the middle of a shift. Because, if they walk, there is a good chance the owner may have to finish the job! If an employee can stick out a few months in the dish pit, then they are worth bringing up through the ranks, since nothing else will help build character the way dishwashing does.

Busboy (also referred to as a Busser)

Often, the first promotion a dishwasher gets is to busboy. This position is ideal for a high school student. The busboy is a gopher of sorts. His main job is to bus the dining room tables, however he can be conscripted by the cooks to fetch ingredients that are running low, or by wait staff to help make desserts or salads. The bartender may have a busser restock his coolers, if he doesn't have his own bar-back. Bussing positions are an excellent way to gain exposure to all parts of the restaurant business, and a good transition to either a front of the house or back of the house position.