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Prep Cook

Company: Ema
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Ema is a Mediterranean restaurant showcasing Chef CJ Jacobson's lighter California style of cooking. The menu highlights local produce, unique spices and ingredients and is built around mezze, Mediterranean small plates meant for sharing. Signature dishes include Spicy Hummus, Charred Eggplant Spread, House-made Labneh and Stracciatella, Green Falafel, Grilled Octopus and Chicken Kefta Kebabs. The wine list showcases selections from the Mediterranean coastline, surrounding islands and California producers with an old world style.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.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-VerifyPrep Cook are responsible for the preparation and production of readying foods, garnishes and condiments to be used on the line or for service.Essential FunctionsPrepare food items and ingredients needed for menu items according to prescribed recipes and/or special requestsAvailable to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekendsSafely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment, including knivesAbility to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken directionAbility to multi-task calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environmentWork in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levelsAble 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 poundsAbility to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfacesKey Responsibilities and DutiesFollow all prescribed portioning controls and par levelsMaintain food safety and quality standardsAbility to read a thermometer correctly and efficientlyCommunicate any food delays or issues to CoordinatorAccurately account for all items coming out of the kitchenUnderstand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictionsComply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and proceduresFollow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee HandbookGet along well with others and be a team playerOther duties will be assigned as neededINDBOH

Keywords: Ema, Chicago , Prep Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Chicago, Illinois

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