Restaurant Cook
Uptown Blanco Arts and Entertainment
Blanco, TX US
Posted ago
Uptown Blanco Arts and Entertainment
We are looking for someone with a passion for food and strong time management abilities who can provide our clients with an exceptional dining experience. Our restaurant is busy, and we need a competent and experienced line cook who can ensure that our meals are made precisely to guest orders while still following our standard recipes consistently. To work a variety of stations on any given shift, our line cook must be adept in poaching, braising, roasting, grilling, sautéing, and frying. You need to be a team player who can effectively communicate with other kitchen staff to keep things running efficiently. If you have a positive attitude and are looking for a new opportunity in food service, please apply as soon as possible!
Responsibilities
  • Maintain work stations, including all countertops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition per health and safety regulations
  • Ensure that all interactions with visitors, vendors and colleagues are conducted in a professional and friendly manner
  • Prepare food orders on the line by cooking items to order, grilling, broiling, sauteing and meet all presentation guidelines and follow standard recipes
  • Assemble a system of food stations and fill them with everything they need for the shift
  • Adhere to established storage and waste control standards for meats, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products to ensure quality food is served

  • Preparation of fry/sauté cooking surfaces, grills, or ovens
  • Portion and preparation of food items including fish, steak, chicken, pork, veal, etc., as prescribed by company specifications
  • Preparation of sauces and/ or garnishes as required by company specifications related to specific menu item
  • Cooking all food items as prescribed by company specifications
  • Cleans food preparation equipment
  • Performs related work as is assigned and as circumstance requires

Qualifications
  • Candidates must be hardworking, detail-oriented, and have a strong work ethic
  • Must be able to meet all safety and sanitation requirements of kitchen equipment and food storage
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with customers and coworkers
  • Previous experience working in food service is preferred
  • Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Ability to produce an excellent culinary and restaurant experience for patrons
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, managerial, and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a variety of personalities and under pressure

Education and Experience:

  • Experience in food preparation work
  • Experience in sauté/fry cooling
  • Experience in fire starting and fire control
  • Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is preferred
  • Must meet the minimum age requirement as prescribed by law
  • Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Possess a valid Food Handlers Certificate
  • Possess a valid TABC Server License

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods standing and preparing and cooking food
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
  • Must be able to work in a kitchen environment that may involve exposure to extreme heat or cold

Compensation
$13 - $17 hourly
About Uptown Blanco Arts and Entertainment

Uptown Blanco Arts & Entertainment, Ltd. Is located on the west side of the square in downtown Blanco, Texas across from the Old Blanco Courthouse. Our restaurant is upscale with a wonderful menu, The Art Center is a great location for workshops and to shop for local Texas Hill Country arts and crafts, the Textile Studio is the place for fiber arts workshops and all the supplies needed, our Ballroom and Courtyard are host to numerous events, celebrations, and weddings all year round. 

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