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Food Service Cook

The Living Desert
Palm Desert, California, United States

Food Service Cook

Reporting Relationship

The Food Service Cook reports directly to the Kitchen Manager (if applicable) and/or Sous Chef and

Executive Chef.


  •  Perform the steps of SSA EXTRA Guest Service to ensure a memorable experience for every guest and client. 
  •  Supports restaurant prep (BOH and line) for daily operation. 
  •  Meets daily quick service, food service, safety and quality, availability, merchandising and guest service standards. 
  •  Ensure proper food quantities are set for daily and ongoing service. 
  •  Participates in safety logs including food temperatures, rotation, and waste as necessary. 
  •  Ensures safe food handling is maintained.
  •  Ensures proper uniform, hygiene, handwashing, and glove use with self.
  •  Maintains a safe work environment by abiding to all safety rules.
  •  Follows through daily prep and items lists, as assigned. 
  •  Actively helps to support operation in assigned role, supporting holes as necessary. 
  •  Actively and efficiently responds to guest and client feedback, with report to the supervisor to ensure that any potential complaints are mitigate against further occurrence. 
  •  Communicates up to the Restaurant Supervisor and/or Food Operations Manager regarding any issues seen with daily service or quality. 
  •  Remains knowledgeable of all menu items, prices, and specials for sharing with guests. 
  •  Assists with dishwashing as necessary. 
  •  Perform other tasks as deemed necessary. 
  •  Maintains a clean, safe, and organized work environment. 
  •  Uphold and demonstrate a complete understanding of company policies and procedure

Job Requirements

  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  •  Exceptional problem solving/decision making skills combined with the ability to be organized. 
  •  Demonstrates the ability to remain flexible in a fast-paced environment. 
  •  The ideal candidate is a team player, personable, professional, upbeat, energetic, and takes initiative. 
  •  Physical ability to stand for extended periods and to move and handle boxes (10-35lbs) as necessary to operation, which entails lifting, and perform all functions as set forth above. 
  •  Ability to work varied hours/days, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.

Previous Experience 

 β€’ Kitchen experience needed. 

 β€’ Leadership experience preferred.  

β€’ All educational backgrounds are eligible. 

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or 

working conditions associated with this job description. The General Manager reserves the right to 

revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks are performed when circumstances. 

change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technological developments