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DISHWASHER

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 90012
Industry: All
Employer: Patina Catering
Job Tracking ID: 1382093491
Job Description:
Patina Catering , an established Los Angeles/Orange County caterer, is seeking Line cooks. If you are talented, personify excellence and have the passion and drive for all things culinary, this is an opportunity to advance your career while working for one of the prestigious and highly regarded catering companies in Los Angeles!

Qualified candidates are at home in a very fast-paced, ever-changing setting; have high-volume, high-end dining or catering experience; be trust-proven and detail oriented; be resourceful and well organized; and bring enthusiasm, teamwork and a positive attitude to our operations.


THE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a current food handler's card
  • Must have a valid CA Drivers license
  • At least 1 year experience as dishwasher in a high volume restaurant
  • Has a good sense of urgency
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • Ability to think quick on their feet and multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Resourceful and organized with clean work habits & attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Standing and walking eight-hour shifts
  • Ability to lift heavy items with ease when needed (at least 20-30 pounds)
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Standing and walking 8-hour shifts
  • Bilingual a plus



WHAT WE OFFER

We believe in affording our team with the same level of service that we strive to deliver to our guests. We are committed to providing extensive training and educational support that allows our team members to achieve the very highest levels of professionalism and open the door to increased opportunities for future career growth.

In addition, we offer industry leading compensation packages including:

  • Major medical insurance options
  • Dental, Vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K program
  • Company Dining discount

    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.