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Lead Cook

Leads production team to ensure top quality and safety standards


The lead cook is responsible for ensuring that all recipes are prepared and presented according to HandCut Foods safety and quality standards. They must be able to effectively communicate allergens and menu descriptions with FOH staff so that they can serve customers safety. The lead cook is responsible for making sure all inventory needs are communicated to the Sous Chef for ordering purposes.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure that HandCut recipes are used for all menu items
  • Ensure that all food production, allergen communication, and daily operations are completed properly to provide a safe dining experience for the community
  • Communicate inventory needs to Sous Chef
  • Direct the team based on the daily needs outlined by the Sous Chef/Executive Chef
  • Ensure that all food is batched cooked, on-time, served hot, presented as directed by Executive Chef, replenished and properly labeled, including all allergens
  • Make sure all ingredients are fresh, stored properly, handled safely, and labeled and dated correctly
  • Complete production sheets and give to Sous Chef/Executive Chef
  • Direct daily cleaning tasks to ensure proper kitchen and equipment upkeep
  • Take ownership of station with service, product, and cleanliness
  • Work with the dietitian to assemble daily allergen-friendly trays
  • Oversee inventory processes
  • Communicate with Sous Chef/Executive Chef any operational tools needed to be successful
  • Help plan/execute catering events
  • Production plan for upcoming menus with Sous Chef/Executive Chef


  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Passion for quality, from-scratch food
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Self-starter and team player
  • Detailed knowledge of sanitation and food-safety practices


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Submit a copy of your resume along with a short description of why you would make a great fit to the team at HandCut Foods!

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