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Grocery Store Cook

Company: Lazy Acres
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Who Is Lazy Acres Natural Market?

At Lazy Acres Natural Market, we believe in a natural approach to optimal health and wellness. From organic and seasonal produce and products steeped in tradition, to functional supplements and body care, we are here to support you in mind, body and soul.

Our friendly, informative, and passionate team members remain committed to providing exceptional service and wellness tips with our community; and accommodating the needs of our guests. We continue to live by the closely held belief that our collective actions can and will contribute to a healthier planet.

We're committed to creating an environment that will attract the most passionate and enthusiastic people in our field. We're always on the lookout for people inspired by health, wellness, and eating clean and strive for excellent customer service. Our Leadership is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, offering opportunities for professional growth, education, and community involvement.

Ingredients You'll Bring to the Table

You love food and have the ability to create an experience that is beyond the everyday. You have a positive attitude and work well in a team environment. You can connect with people and reach a level of hospitality that exceeds guests' expectation. You are warm, outgoing, authentically amazing and want to be inspired, challenged and proud of where you work, You embody a spirit of entrepreneurship and mutual respect. You approach every situation with a YES! attitude and seek to find a solution to all opportunities that arise.

What Will Be On Your Plate?

Bristol Farms / Lazy Acres Natural Market
Job Description

Job Title: Food Service Cook

Department: Food Service

Reports To: Food Service Manager

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

The Food Service Cook prepares and cooks hot food items for the restaurant, deli, catering, or other departments. This is a fast-paced atmosphere; the Food Service Cook must have high stamina and a positive "can do" attitude. The Food Service Cook prepares and cooks all items on the cafe menu. He or she ensures that all full service and phone order pick-up times are met so that the customer's expectations of food quality and service are exceeded. The Caf Cook is also responsible to perform duties and responsibilities listed below (other duties may be assigned):

  • Preps, prepares, and cooks all items needed for daily orders.
  • Follows all Bristol Farms' recipes, and portion sizes when preparing foods following exact specifications.
  • Peels, cleans, and cuts fruits to be served for breakfast of compotes.
  • Cleans vegetables, fruits, and berries for salads, relishes, and gelatin desserts.
  • Mixes ingredients for green salads, fruit salads, and potato salad.
  • Prepares dressings such as Thousand Island, French, and Roquefort to be served on green salads.
  • Prepares cold sandwiches and cheeses.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work area at all times.
  • Knows all cleaning chemicals authorized in the Food Service area and understands proper usage.
  • Follows the FIFO rotation system (First-in, First-out ). Covers, labels, and dates all leftover foods. Utilizes leftover foods before opening new product.
  • Inspects food and food preparation; including measuring temperatures throughout the preparation process, to maintain quality and sanitation in accordance with the FDA and local health departmental codes and Bristol Farms' stringent standards.
  • Follows safety work standards and reports any safety hazards to supervisors and/or Store Director.
  • Practices all safety procedures within accordance to Bristol Farms standards and practices.
  • Requisitions supplies daily.
  • Some dishwashing required.
  • Follows the employee handbook at all times, especially on service standards and appearance.
  • At all times, meets and exceeds Bristol Farms standards in service, quality, presentation, sanitation, and cleanliness.
    Customer Service Skills

    Food Service Cooks are expected to provide customer service that is extra ordinary and exceeds the expectations of our customers. They are required to follow established policies and guidelines that go beyond simply smiling and greeting customers. Going above and beyond encompasses attitudes, respect, and flexibility. Food Service Cooks are expected to have a positive "can-do" attitude; to treat others with respect; and easily adjust to changes in the workplace.

    Education and/or Experience

    One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as recipes, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or Bristol Farms employees.

    Knowledge of English

    This is a customer service driven position. The candidate must have the ability to speak, read and understand English. Ability to speak and understand Spanish is a plus.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and volume.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to resolve conflicts in such a manner to create a win-win situation.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or tools. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    While performing the essential functions of this job, the Food Service Cook is regularly exposed to extreme heat and sharp objects. He or she frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Why You'll Love Working at Lazy Acres Natural Market
    • Amazing earning potential, paid weekly!
    • A values-based culture that will engage and empower your growth and development
    • A strong training program that will build your restaurant and guest service skills
    • Opportunity for growth within our family of brands
    • Benefits available - Including medical, dental, vision, and 401K
    • Numerous scholarship opportunities available to full & part time team members
    • 20% discount at all Bristol Farms and Lazy Acres locations
    • $60 credit to Shoes for Crews every 6 months of employment

      #TAL2 Associated topics: baker, banquet, diner, fryer, lunch, meat cutter, persona de parilla, prep cook, roasting, stove

Keywords: Lazy Acres, Encinitas , Grocery Store Cook, Other , Encinitas, California

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