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Line Cook

Founding Farmers Reston, VA

  • Expired: December 10, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description LINE COOKS Our Line Cooks are integral to our culinary operations. Because our kitchens make everything from scratch, our Line Cooks are responsible for efficiently portioning ingredients and preparing our recipes to our standards. They also adhere to our quality and sanitation protocols to ensure the highest food safety.

As a Line Cook, you will be on a dynamic culinary team and enjoy a career path that challenges you as a culinary team member and facilitates your growth and development. Farmers Restaurant Group was voted as one of the Best Places to Work across the Greater Washington, D.C. area. Our restaurants are among the most booked in the nation on OpenTable.

As a Farmers Restaurant Group team member, you will be working in a lively, fast-paced work environment within a growing farmer-owned restaurant company that cares about great food and drink, thoughtful sourcing, preserving our lands and waterways for future generations, and creating a culture of never-ending learning and reinvention for our employees. No matter where you work in our company, you are on a career path with challenges and opportunities for continued professional development and growth, and we are committed to your health and overall well-being. WHAT OUR LINE COOKS DO: • Prepare the basic components of each dish on our menu using our proven, standard recipes • Prepare and cook a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, and vegetables using a variety of kitchen equipment and techniques • Stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations to ensure smooth service • Portion food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications • Follow proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes • Maintain a clean and sanitary workstation and corresponding equipment • Understand and follow proper rules of hygiene and food-safety measures to ensure all food prep areas and all food-storage areas meet restaurant cleaning standards • Memorize and utilize our serving portion sizes and all basic meal prep procedures • Assist in food prep for other shifts during off-peak periods, as needed • Monitor product freshness. Handle, store, and rotate all products properly and based on a schedule created by the restaurant • Open and close the kitchen properly, assists others, and follows checklists for kitchen stations • Assume 100% responsibility for quality of products served • Know and comply consistently with portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures • Participate in proactive communication to help avoid and solve operational, HR, and financial issues • Be flexible during shift to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed WHAT YOU NEED TO BE A LINE COOK: • One year plus of cooking experience, preferably at least six months experience in a similar capacity in a high-volume kitchen • Comfortable working with a team in a fast-paced, loud kitchen environment • High level of professionalism • Passion for hospitality and food • Able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace • Able to read and follow a recipe to standards • Ability to work on your feet for eight hours or more a day in a confined area with fluctuating temperatures • Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds, as needed • Continuous bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, and use of hands and arms • May be exposed to allergens such as nuts, seeds, soy, shellfish, and dairy WHAT WE OFFER OUR LINE COOKS: • Flexible scheduling: full- and part-time positions available • Competitive pay • Benefits for full-time workers after waiting period, include: paid time off and health coverage (medical, dental, vision) • Voluntary benefits: short-term disability and accident insurance • Paid time off after a qualifying waiting period • Access to private, online talk therapy free for up to three months per year • Discounted employee wellness initiatives, including gym memberships and yoga • Discounted shift meal and generous discount when dining as a guest • Training and career growth opportunities

Founding Farmers


Reston, VA
22090 USA



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