Line Cook
Up to Par Management Gainesville, VA
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Why Us:

Looking for a "hands-on" role in a fast-paced environment? Are you interested in working for a great company? Then you may be a terrific fit for our Line Cook position. Come and join our amazing team!

If you want to kickstart your career in the restaurant industry and be part of the behind-the-scenes operations, we want you to apply!  

Every aspect of Heritage Hunt is thoughtfully tailored to the people who live, work and visit this Northern VA area. Our associates understand the needs and wants of our guests and can address them without hesitation. They create a personalized experience for each person who visits Heritage Hunt, and support one another in doing so. If you have a passion for pleasing others, a get it done mentality, and are looking for an opportunity to make a difference every day by positively impacting the lives of others.

We are looking for an individual to join our team immediately. Someone who is invested in providing exceptional experiences to our guest and members. The Line Cook responsibilities include preparing food, providing restaurant guests excellent food quality, quality in consistency, reasonable prices, in an attractive environment, and with professional service.

Job Title:

Line Cook

Position Type:

Full Time - Hourly

Location Name:

Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club

City:

Gainesville

State:

VA

EEO Statement:

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans.

Posting Overview:

As a Line Cook, you will be primarily responsible for preparing food, assisting the Executive Chef and culinary team in the setting up of food preparation according to the description, while adhering to sanitation practices. All functions are carried out to maintain an environment of teamwork while providing restaurant guests excellent food quality, consistency, reasonable prices, in an attractive environment, and with professional service. Responsibilities include managing the culinary functions to meet the food quality goals. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Set up stations and collect all necessary supplies to prepare the menu for service.
  • Prepare a variety of foods; meat, seafood, poultry, vegetable, and cold food items.
  • Prepare buffets and food displays while maintaining the highest hygienic standards.
  • Cover, date, and correctly store all bits and pieces and food prep items.
  • Serve menu items compliant with established standards.
  • Close the kitchen correctly by following the closing checklist for kitchen stations.
  • Maintain a prepared and sanitary work area at all times.
  • Clean food preparation and production areas as required
  • Assists others in closing the kitchen
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager or manager-on-duty

 Requirements:

  • Must be nice
  • Must possess a positive attitude and work well with other team members
  • Must be able to work unsupervised
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel.
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 7 hours).
  • Be willing to follow direction and ask questions for clarification if needed.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Be able to work in a hot, wet, humid and loud environment for long periods of time
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen facilities.
  • Any other duties assigned by manager.

 Knowledge/Skills

  • Able to Stand for 5+ Hours
  • Ability to lift/carry/move 50+ lbs. ability to stand upright for extended periods of time
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time bending/twisting/reaching
  • Ability to speak English
  • Willingness to learn and adapt

 Qualifications

  • Trained in knife skills and basic kitchen equipment.
  • Previous cooking experience in a restaurant and/or culinary experience in a high volume, full-service restaurant.
  • Ability to multitask under pressure and the ability to establish a positive rapport with many types of personalities.
  • Be punctual, focused, dedicated & reliable, willing to work a flexible schedule
  • Be flexible to work holidays, weekends and nights.
  • Work well under pressure and have a strong desire to learn
  • Be able to work as a team

Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: All of these functions are essential primarily because of the heavy production associated with Banquets. Mobility, full range of mobility and the ability to travel 30-50 feet on a regular basis throughout the day. Continuous standing, usually all day. Must have a moderate hearing to hear equipment timers and communicate with other staff.

 Experience

1-2+ years preferred

 Material/Equipment Used

Kitchen equipment – kitchen utensils, sharp knives, pots & pans, hot liquids, deep fryer, oven, stove

Chemicals/Agents: grease strip, bleach, grease cutter, Lime Away.

Protective Clothing: hair restraint/hat, gloves, apron, safety shoes - approximately 100% of 8-hour shift.

 Environment

Indoors most of the shift. Taking out the trash, assist in cleaning up outdoor functions, cook or run food to outdoor tables can result in being outside for a percentage of some shifts. 

 Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

 Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

 

 About the Company Up to Par Management is a leading club and hospitality management company specializing in golf, country club and hospitality operations. Currently, Up to Par Management oversees operations for four golf clubs, one resort golf course, and one hotel. Up to Par is a growth-oriented company providing opportunities for its partner clubs and associates. Up to Par exists to create success for its clubs and hotels through a philosophy of continuous improvement, operational excellence and flawless execution achieved through a culture of financial discipline, safety, and community and environmental stewardship that develops and delivers innovative solutions for its customers, while providing a dynamic and challenging environment for its associates.

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