This is an entry-level food service position that is responsible for maintaining a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen. Responsible for food preparation and prep area maintenance. Responsible for maintaining all assigned areas organized, sanitary and clean. Responsible for utility and/or maintenance duties as assigned.
In accordance with Benihana’s service and cooking procedures:
Performs daily routine cleaning tasks throughout the back of the house as directed by supervisor.
Sets up and breaks down the prep area and kitchen line daily.
Checks equipment to ensure it is operating correctly; promptly reports any issues to management.
Follows opening and closing duties and responsibilities as directed by supervisor.
Checks the walk in, storage area, and refrigerators for proper storage and temperatures for food maintenance.
Maintains the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen area.
Prepares a variety of food items for cooking. This involves washing, peeling, and/or cutting food items, including fruits, vegetables, meats and fish.
Identifies and communicates to Head Kitchen Chef any food items that may have expired and/or have not been prepared correctly so that the items may be disposed of and recorded correctly.
Retrieves food items from the fridge or freezer. Stores food in containers, the fridge or freezer.
Weighs or measures ingredients, refills kitchen bottles, shakers or storage as required.
Stacks and stores food supplies, equipment, or other utensils in the kitchen.
Assists dishwasher when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned by a supervisor
· Basic food preparation knowledge required.
· Previous experience in food preparation preferred but not required.
· Previous experience working in a restaurant, catering business or hotel kitchen highly desirable.
Mu Must be 18 years of age or older
· High School diploma or GED preferred.
· Must be eligible to work in the United States.