Kitchen Cook
Mother's Market & Kitchen
 Manhattan Beach, CA

Hiring Range: $15.00 - $18.00/hour DOE

Under the Food Service Manager supervision, the Kitchen Cook performs the following duties:


  • Supervise, delegate and prepare food items and set-ups for both cold and hot line tables
  • Prepare and fill orders in a timely manner
  • Maintain quality control of foods served by ensuring proper rotation and storage in accordance with applicable health codes and company standards
  • Maintain company standards for presentation of food with respect to appearance, taste, temperature and portion size
  • Monitor customer food item requests and serve “off ticket” side orders and requests
  • Provide specified inventory, at all times, of necessary food preparation ingredients
  • Assist in planning, setup and maintenance of cleaning schedule for kitchen and kitchen equipment
  • Coordinate and communicate with other shifts regarding special orders, food stock replenishing, service, equipment maintenance and problems with food service that may occur
  • Inspect kitchen on a continuous basis for cleanliness and safety
  • Verify satisfactory completion of closing checklist
  • Set example for compliance will all company policies and directives
  • Assist in training for all new prep and line cooks and dishwashers
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINESAny combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:


  • A High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate


  • Some experience and/or training and serving of hot and/or cold food in a food service setting
  • Knowledge of health codes applicable to food service, proper food storage, rotation and cleaning techniques
  • Experience using commercial kitchen equipment

Ability to:

  • Read, understand and follow recipes in English
  • Perform simple arithmetic calculations related to food preparation
  • Provide direction to support staff
  • Promote teamwork with those contacted in the course of work
  • Work in an accurate manner in a fast-paced environment
  • Communicate orally and in writing with supervisors, co-workers, vendors and customers in a manner able to be understood
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for coworkers and customers
  • Comply with company standards and directives

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Stand for long period of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Push, carry and lift large equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds
  • Bend, stoop and kneel to retrieve food preparation items
  • Extend arms overhead and reach for products and boxes
  • Work both inside and outside in wet and/or dry, hot and/or cold conditions
  • Perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Comply with health code requirements

Special Requirements:

  • Must be available to work various shifts as needed

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned by leadership.