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Full-Time or Part-Time/Non-Exempt
The Great American Bistro
1545 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001
This position is responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparation of food to be served,
complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards and following
established food production programs and procedures. The cook is responsible for appropriate use of
facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste and fraud.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
• Prepares or directs preparation of food served using established production procedures and
o Determines amount and type of food and supplies required using production systems.
o Ensures availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for
o Sets steam table; serves or ensures proper serving of food for tray line or dining room.
• Complies with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene and health standards. Observes
proper food preparation and handling techniques.
• Stores food properly and safely, marking the date and item.
• Reports necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor.
• Correctly prepares all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.
• Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality,
temperature and appearance of food are preserved.
• Apportions food for serving.
• Maintains daily production records.
• Keeps work area neat and clean at all times; cleans and maintains equipment used in food
• Completes food temperature checks before service.
• Prior experience in a related food service position, at least 2 years of experience in high volume
• Collaboration Skills and Leadership Skills.
• Customer/Client Focus
• Flexibility.

• Stress Management/Composure.
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, including holidays.
• ServSafe food handlers license required.
• Has knowledge of farm to table cooking.
• Must be eligible to work in the United States.
• Must agree to background and credit check.
• Bilingual preferred.
This job operates in a kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher,
slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer and chef’s knives. This job entails frequent exposure to smoke,
steam, high temperatures, humidity, extreme cold and noise.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull
items weighing 50 pounds or less. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and
the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures

The Great American Bistro Team:
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Compensation Details:

Based on Experience.