Sage Restaurant Group Prep Cook in Denver, Colorado
Req #: 5895BR
Job Title: Prep Cook
Position Type: Full Time - Regular
Location Name: Kachina Southwestern Grill
Why Us: Kachina is a free-spirited, modern Southwestern grill providing an escape in the LoDo district of Denver. Kachina’s inspiration is found in the Four Corners region of Southwest America. Guests are welcomed to a native-inspired space that is a modern interpretation of the airy and relaxing textures of the Southwest, as well as the magic that happens when you combine an Airstream camper, an open fire and a spirited culture. Go on an adventurous culinary roadtrip with dishes that represent the Southwest like pork posole rojo and the seven different types of Navajo tacos with Native American fried bread. Kachina’s butcher program reenforces our respect for the land in that the whole animal is used in the most creative and succulent manner, while our partnerships with Native American tribes and exploration of their unique Southwestern ingredients brings a whole new layer of spice and originality to our menu. Continue your journey with a smoky margarita or other selection from our thoughtful wine list, local and regional craft brews, inspired cocktails and agua frescas, or the impressive collection of artisan agave spirits. Taste what happens when the open road is roamed alongside authentically prepared Southwestern food, fresh margaritas and sipping tequila, and, of course, great friends.
Prepare food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe sanitary work environment.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Minimal hearing necessary to hear equipment, timers, etc.
Moderate vision required to check quality and portions of food.
Moderate comprehension and literacy required to read recipe cards and procedures.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: All of these functions are essential primarily because of the heavy production associated with Banquets. Items include food, small equipment -75% of the time.
Bending of the knees does become necessary when using the lower oven for cooking, 5-10 times a day.
Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel 30-50 feet on a regular basis throughout the day.
Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting, usually all day.
Must have moderate hearing to hear equipment timers and communicate with other staff.
Must have excellent vision to see that product is prepared appropriately.
Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: Position regularly involves lifting food cases and metros weighing up to 70 lbs.
Pushing and pulling carts is required.
Bending/kneeling: Regular bending to lift items and supplies. Periodic kneeling.
Mobility: Regularly moves all around kitchen.
Continuous standing: To complete a task, may be stationary for short periods of time.
Periodic climbing required.
High school education or equivalent experience.
Minimum one year food service or related work.
Chemicals/Agents: grease strip, bleach, grease cutter, Lime Away.
Protective Clothing: hair restraint/hat, gloves, apron, safety shoes - approximately 100% of 8 hour shift.
Deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron, flat top grill.
Inside 100% of 8 hour shift. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees. On the front line, temperatures can be over 100 degrees.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.