Meat Cutter
HMSHost - Saint Paul, MN

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Summary :
The Meat Cutter is responsible for cutting, prepping, marinating and cooking all meats used for service in the Pei Wei concept. This position is also responsible for assisting the line in preparation of breakfast items during high-peak times, supporting a team environment, communicating any potential problems to the manager on duty, providing the highest level of service to customers and associates at all times, and performing all other responsibilities as assigned by management. This is a non-exempt position which reports to the Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager or Operations Director, depending upon local requirements.

Essential Functions:
Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, cutting, marinating, cooking, tasting, carving and serving all meat items
Tastes products, follows menus, estimates food requirements, checks production and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as needed
Performs basic math and measurement calculations associated with recipes
Operates kitchen equipment (i.e., buffalo chopper, fryers, cleavers, etc.); handles knives and wears a cut glove when doing so regardless of knife size
Maintains quality control for all products, including monitoring freshness of product daily
Coordinates food output with the other cooks
Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment
Follows excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards
Stocks, dates, rotates and checks temperature of product; receives, moves and lifts food and beverage products and supplies
Complies with HMSHost and franchise policies as well as those of all applicable regulatory agencies
Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment :

Requires a minimum of 6 months of meat-cutting experience in addition to at least 6 months of working in a high volume and high prep casual dining kitchen
Must be able to handle a knife/cleaver, have excellent knife cutting skills, and be able to cut meat for extended periods of time (minimum of 4-6 hours)
Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably and professionally with individuals
Requires the ability to reach, bend, balance and transport various objects weighing up to 30 lbs repeatedly throughout the shift; at times, product weight may reach 50 lbs
Must have the ability to stand and/or walk for period of up to nine [9] hours
Must have exceptional skills in handling all product and specialty ingredients and quality control
Must be able to adapt to changes in new menu items and cooking techniques; must be able to read and understand associated recipes, prep lists and pars
Must have the capacity to perform basic math and measurement calculations associated with recipes

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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