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Food Truck - Cook

Company: Fiesta Mart
Location: Dallas
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of a Restaurant Manager / Food Truck Manager, the Restaurant Cook / Food Truck Cook is responsible for all food items prepared in the restaurant. Portions and prepares food items prior to cooking. Saut--s, fries, or otherwise cooks food on the food truck line. The Restaurant Cook / Food Truck Cook ensures we use the freshest ingredients, follow sanitation guidelines and prep recipes to standard to maintain product consistency. The Restaurant Cook / Food Truck Cook will also assist customers with orders, serve food to customers if needed, fill the display cases as needed and assist in the cleaning of the department. Must be able to work a variety of hours including nights and weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned):

* Identifies and selects cuts of meat, poultry, shellfish, fish, game or vegetables used for frying or saut--ing.
* Complies with all portion sizes, quality standards, department rules, policies and procedures.
* Prepares foods for frying, saut--ing, and cooking.
* Fries, saut--s, or otherwise cook's food items as appropriate.
* Maintains a sanitary work station that meets Department of Health standards.
* Selects and uses knives, hand tools, utensils and equipment to portion, cut, slice, dip, batter, bread, whip, beat, maintain holding temperature, fry, saut--, or otherwise produce food in their station.
* Maintains cleanliness of Prep Foods area of the store. Cleans display cases and work surfaces. Prepares and maintains Prep Foods display areas.
* Prepares food according to company guidelines and recipes.
* Maintains high standards for product freshness and sanitation.
* Cleans Prep Foods equipment, and machinery as needed.
* Maintains maximum standards of sanitation and safety including temperature controls, pull dates, and compliance with health codes.
* Follows department procedures and standards for quality and consistency of the finished products.
* Assists in training other associates, as needed.
* Adheres to all company and department operations, standards, policies, and procedures.
* Provides customer service in a friendly, fast, and efficient manner.
* Coordinate and perform opening/closing/cleaning procedures for work station areas.
* Consistently maintain prep, cooking, presentation, plating and packaging standards.
* Comply with ServSafe practices with regard to personal cleanliness and food handling.
* Perform additional responsibilities as requested by the Food Truck Manager/Supervisor.


In addition to the duties described above, the following additional duties will be performed:

* Assurances the appropriate prep food stocking needed for scheduled events and informs Food Truck Manager in advance any special request.
* Takes customer orders in an organized fashion
* Accepts customers' payments and conducts money handling transactions according to BLC's money handling procedures
* Assists Food Truck Manager / Cook with opening duties, preparation, cleaning, stocking and closing procedures
* Performs dish washing and janitorial duties as assigned
* Focuses on order accuracy and promptness: Serving, assembling and presenting the food
* Prepares menu items such as tacos, platters, combos, family packages, beverages (aguas frescas), etc.
* Packages take-out orders

Other opening-closing Food Truck duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Minimum 2-5 years cooking experience (preferred).
* Must be at least 18 years or older.
* Able to read, speak, and understand basic English (a plus)
* Able to read and prepare from recipes
* Able to work in a fast paced environment
* Neat, clean, and professional appearance
* Willingness to work a flexible schedule
* Exhibit a sense of urgency
* Able to work weekend and nights when needed
* Ability to work well with others as a team as well as independently
* Has high level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
* Knowledge of proper rotation and food handling.
* Ability to read register tickets, kitchen recipes/procedures, and communicate with other team members.
* High School education, diploma (or in process) or GED, preferred.
* Must be able to follow all safety, health and sanitation procedures.
* Food Handler Card or its equivalent certification is required for all positions related to: preparation, handling and serving food.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. El Super is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made as needed to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Cook is regularly required to stand and walk for long periods of time. The Cook must also have the ability to do the following: regularly lift /move/or carry up to 25 pounds; frequently lift/move/or carry up to 45 pounds and occasionally lift/move/or carry up to 65 pounds; work with Food Truck equipment (stove, ovens, fryers, knives, pots and pans, etc.). Bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, grasping, pinching, smelling, tasting, reaching/lifting above shoulders in a repetitive manner; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; and work with cleaning solutions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENTS: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those Employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. El Super is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made as needed to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment may be moderate to loud with surrounding areas that may be wet, hot/cold, slippery or humid.

GENERAL SIGN-OFF: The Employee is expected to adhere to all company policies.

NOTE: Additional responsibilities within the position's purpose may be assigned. El Super reserves the right to change this job description at any time based on business conditions and needs.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Keywords: Fiesta Mart, Dallas , Food Truck - Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Dallas, Texas

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