EXPO/LEAD LINE COOK in Chicago, IL at Aba - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Date Posted: 9/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ABA is hiring an EXPEDITOR/LEAD LINE COOK for our KITCHEN team!

Steak Centric Menu featuring Mediterranean and California-Inspired Cooking

A welcoming ambiance and a fresh take on Mediterranean menu with Chef CJ Jacobson’s California-style of cooking 

Caring. Creative. Careers.

Join the Lettuce Entertain You family! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth.

Is this you?

  • You take care of yourself. (Energy and stamina. You’ll need both.)
  • You care for others. (Teamwork and success. They are one and the same.)
  • You care about guests. (Quality. The bar is high.)

If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

Availability Needed: Dinner, Weekends

Job Requirements

Responsible for prioritizing and communicating food orders to Line Cooks for production. Also responsible for organizing and garnishing completed orders for Server/Runner pick-up and ensuring that the highest quality of food preparation and presentation is being maintained.

Essential Functions

  • Confirm that each order has the appropriate preparation, plateware, garnish, presentation, necessary serving utensils and is complete before taking it out of the kitchen
  • Available to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment, including knives
  • Ability to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
  • Ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
  • Able to move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Organize orders for Cooks in order of receipt and like items
  • Arrange food orders according to table and position numbers
  • Balance the needs of the Cooks and the Servers/Runners
  • Assume responsibility for all communication between service staff and kitchen staff
  • Communicate any food delays to Management and service staff
  • Maintain menu item counts and communicate to Management and service staff when quantities fall below restaurant specific minimum quantity
  • Perform all functions of Line and Prep Cooks
  • Accurately record and account for all items ordered and served
  • Adhere to all “zoning” procedures
  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
  • Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Get along well with others and be a team player
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed