Restaurant Cook/Fryer Cook - Glendale Panda Inn

Panda Express - Ohio3.7

Full-time
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At Panda, we all share a common mission: "Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives." We invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamental values- Proactive, Respect/Win-Win, Growth, Great Operations, and Giving.

Panda Restaurant Group includes the original Panda Inn fine dining restaurants, Panda Express, our Gourmet Chinese food concept served in a fast casual environment, and Hibachi San, our Japanese grill concept. The family owned and operated company is still run by founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng.

Panda offers competitive benefits and rewarding opportunities, from entry-level positions to management. We have restaurant positions available nationwide and support center positions in Rosemead, CA. Come join the nation's largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company.

Our continued growth in this location has created new career opportunities for Management, Crew Members, and Kitchen Team Members!!! Come join us!

Summary of Job Expectations:
Preparation of all stir-fry dishes, especially those requiring advanced skill, according to company recipes, guest orders and relevant health regulations.

Essential functions:
Cook ingredients for all menu items as assembled by the Apportioner
Respond promptly to Apportioner, correctly identifying the dish to be cooked from the ingredients assembled, and preparing it promptly
Adjust seasoning, cooking procedures and times as needed to meet Company standards for color, flavor and aroma
Execute Company recipes and procedures for all dishes
Mix sauces and marinates according to Company recipes and procedures; ensure an adequate supply of these at all times
Follow local health department regulations in food handling, preparation & storage
Operate all kitchen equipment (range, BBQ, oven, deep fryer, knives, etc.) in a safe manner
Assist management to develop menu specials, by suggesting, testing and refining effective recipes
Assist the management team in training the hourly staff and ensure a smooth back of the house operations
Assist others in preparing ingredients and cooking dishes to ensure adequate supplies
Assist Kitchen Manager or Assistant Kitchen Manager to count and control inventory
Assist the manager to receive all delivered good, check samples for freshness/quality, check delivery against order

We offer all Full-Time Associates:
Progressive Compensation Package and Bonus Opportunity
Paid Training to prepare you for success
On-Going Career & Leadership Development
Medical and Dental Insurance
401 K with Company Match
Paid Time Off Associate Discounts and free meals when you work
Opportunities for growth into Management positions

Job Requirements:
Lift 20 lbs with one hand, stand without sitting for up to 5 hours, reach at least 36" horizontally or vertically
Handle small and medium size woks for up to 4 hours continuously
Perform repetitious cutting/slicing motions at high speed and in a safe manner using a Chinese cook's knife
Practice good personal hygiene at all times
Follow instructions and procedures without deviation through many repetitions and without constant supervision
Work under pressure at peak periods
Attention to details of food quality, preparation & presentation

ADA Statement:
Kitchen work space is restricted & without seating while on duty. It is usually hot and noisy. Floors are often wet & slippery. Storage is limited & often shelving is high up. At peak periods, kitchen associates are under pressure to prepare food quickly enough to keep up with customer demand. Kitchen associates need to fetch ingredient from the cooler at 40oF and from the freezer at 0 oF, as well as lifting containers from high shelves using ladders.

Equipment Used: wok & range, deep fryer, grill, BBQ oven, steamer, food processor, meat slicer, steel food pans & serving utensils, food preparation equipment, cleaning products & equipment.

Protective Clothing Recommended: Close-toed, rubber-soled shoes, hair restraint e.g. cook's hat, rubber gloves for cleaning tasks, lifting belt, disposable "sleeves" to guard against grease splashes.

Training will be held in either Pasadena, La Palma, or Ontario Panda Inn locations before Glendale location opens in June.

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.