Lead Cook Manassas

Lead Cook

Full Time • Manassas
Job Description
Voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Northern Virginia in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Virginia Living Magazine, Zandra’s Taqueria is a Mexican restaurant offering handcrafted, gourmet tacos made with fresh, local ingredients.
Zandra’s offers great benefits to offer you and your family:
- Employer contribution towards health and dental insurance - yes, Zandra’s will contribute to your health and dental insurance!
- Competitive wages
- Career growth; we are expanding in Virginia.
- Festive and professional work atmosphere. Love tacos? This is the workplace for you.
- Actively involved in the community, which includes hosting annual clothing drive benefiting Northern Virginia Family Services/SERVE.
 
Lead Cook Role:
Line and prep cooks are to efficiently cook tacos, meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also, perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates.

 $18/hour - Must be willing to work Sunday
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period.
  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
  • Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating.
  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
  • Handles, stores and rotates all products properly.
  • Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed.
  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet and be a problem solver.
  • Ability to reach, bend, stop and frequently lift up 25 lbs. without assistance and 50 lbs. with assistance.
  • Work in a hot and noisy environment.
  • Must have high integrity and solid work ethic.
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Expected to work long hours during peak periods, evenings, and weekends.
  • Having or obtaining a food handler’s and/or alcohol certification may be required.
 
Experience:
  • Must have Back of House experience.
 
Compensation Package: Zandra’s Taqueria offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include medical and dental insurance along with work place balance and dining privileges.
Zandra’s Taqueria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Compensation: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour




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Zandra’s Taqueria Offers:

Competitive Wages
Benefits Package to Include Medical & Dental Insurance
Work Life Balance
& More!