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Philadelphia, PA
Restaurant - Food Service


Position Summary

Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, and utensils in a clean and orderly manner. Store/stock food products received and maintain cleanliness of storage areas.

Reports to: Kitchen Manager

Job Tasks

  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of food storage areas
  • Store perishable and dry product deliveries in a timely fashion upon receipt
  • Properly handle all food ingredients in accordance to safe food handling techniques, practices and guidelines
  • Transfer supplies and equipment to appropriate storage area
  • Transfer supplies between storage and work areas
  • Scrape, sort and place soiled dishes and trays on conveyor to dishwashing machine
  • Clean and sanitize pots, pans and utensils following (3) three compartment sink method
  • Inspect, sort, stack and deliver clean service ware to designated areas
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen work areas, dining areas and food service equipment
  • Filter and clean fryer units
  • Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas
  • Clean garbage cans
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Perform food preparation duties as needed
  • Additional tasks as assigned


Main Responsibilities, Required Skills and Knowledge

Communication: Must clearly communicate in a professional manner with vendors, coworkers and management. Must understand instructions, read written company memorandums and communicate when he or she needs more direction or training.

Interpersonal Relationships: Must adapt to different personalities of coworkers without losing focus.

Teamwork: Working together as a team is a critical success factor of any restaurant. Establishing good working relationships is key to maintaining a team-oriented work environment.

Performing General Physical Activities: Must perform physical activities in a variety of environmental conditions that require moderate strength including cleaning, climbing, lifting, walking, balancing and handling of materials. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Problem Solving and Conflict Management: Must recognize a problem when it arises and be able to resolve it appropriately by using good judgement, tact and initiative according to company policy and procedure.

Quality Control and Priority Assessment: Must evaluate current practices and processes; immediately recognize potential areas of conflict; and initiate ways to improve current business methods, quality of products and services provided.

Flexibility: Occasionally works overtime and assists with the workload of others if needed. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Analytical Skills: General mathematical skills required along with point of sale application knowledge. Must use logic and reasoning to identify solutions and alternatives for successful outcome to problems.

Time Management Skills: Must know and use methods and organizational techniques to manage workloads in a manner that promotes efficiency and respects the time of others.

Language Skills: Must speak and write and comprehend the English language.


  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 401(k)
  • Health Care (Qualified Employees)
  • Complimentary Shift Meal
  • Semi Annual Employee Appreciation Days (Qualified Employees)
  • Commuter Transit Benefits

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.