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Fry Cook - Food Prep

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 15221
Industry: All
Employer: Kent Ivar\'s
Job Tracking ID: 1378668260
Job Description:
Ivar\'s, the premier seafood restaurant company in the Pacific Northwest, is currently looking for an experienced fry cook and food prep person to join the quick-service team at our Kent location (note that this is one of our fast food locations).

Located at 25405 104th Avenue SE on the East Hill, this Ivar\'s Seafood Bar needs a high-energy person to work in the kitchen before and during the meal periods to help prepare our delicious menu items.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have at least one year of fast food cooking experience, access to reliable transportation, an outgoing personality, open availability, and a strong work ethic.

Depending on your position and length of service, Ivar\'s premium benefits package can include:

• Excellent pay
• Flexible schedules with reasonable operating hours and no overnight shifts
• Opportunities for advancement
• 401 (k) Plan
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Supplemental insurance
• Free meals and uniforms
• Employee Assistance Program
• Educational Assistance Program


If you are interested in becoming a key player on the Kent Ivar\'s team, you can apply today by using any of the following options:

• Reply to this ad and attach or include your resume
• Stop by the Kent Ivar\'s and fill out an application
• Fax your resume to (206) 624-4895


We can\'t wait to hear from you!

Ivar\'s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: DOE
Apply Phone: 206-624-4895

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)

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