Cook/Assistant Coworker
IKEA - Paramus, NJ

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Contribute to a positive experience for our customers/co-workers by preparing and receiving food products necessary to execute the IKEA Food Concept in order to strengthen IKEA’s position as the best home furnishing store and the best retailer for which to work.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT Your main tasks will include: .Implement the IKEA FOOD Concept, effective range presentation, basic actions and dish specifications. .Ensure customer service standards are met or exceeded. .Be cost conscious through controlling waste, preparing correct portions, production levels and cooking methods. .Verify products received are according to specifications through random audits of food products upon delivery by weighing, counting and documenting findings in a control log. .Receives, inventories, stocks and rotates supplies in appropriate areas to maintain FIFO and Best before Dates. .Maintains sanitary food service storage facilities, including dry, refrigerated and frozen, by adhering to state and local sanitation requirements and codes. .Prepare ingredients by following recipes and completing meal preparation .Present meals by placing and arranging hot and cold elements using plates, dishes or bowls. .Completes daily production sheets for hot and cold food production. .Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive and cleaning maintenance. .Support and develop co-operation with fellow co-workers, through working closely together, sharing knowledge and showing understanding of each others responsibilities in order to present the range in the most commercially profitable way; reflecting our range priorities, low price profile and unique offer. .Utilize the Concept Description, Documentation and manuals together with the relevant tools to develop the business and yourself. .Promote a safe working environment for fellow co-workers, customer and visitors by reporting any safety hazards, concerns or ideas for improvement. .Follow food handling health, safety and sanitation regulations and guidelines .Communicate to manager and/or complete ordering and inventory needs YOUR PROFILE Your knowledge, skills and experience include: Knowledge/Experience: 2-3 years of experience in the following knowledge areas: .Full service restaurant or institutional food service establishment experience .Certification from an accredited culinary program or degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management or Culinary Arts .Good customer service, and verbal communication skills High school or equivalent Capabilities/Motivation: .Knowledge and interest in Home Furnishings .Effective verbal and written skills in the English language .Contribute to an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers. .Ability to work independently and in groups .Basic computer skills .Prefer fast-paced, retail work environment .Basic math skills Additional Information .Work Location: Fast-paced, deadline driven, high volume retail store .Physical/Mental Demands (Essential Functions): Having the ability to access and observe all areas of the store; to handle multiple and changing priorities/deadlines and moderate stress; to communicate with customers and co-workers and manage conflict; to lift and move 50 lbs (25 kg); to use the PC for extended periods during the shift; to wear PPE (personal protective equipment); and to use small power tools and related equipment. .Physical/Mental Demands (Non Essential Functions): Bending, stretching, reaching, climbing, lifting and wearing required IKEA uniform GROWING TOGETHER IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

Additional Information : This is a part-time position for 12 up to 19 hours per week, requiring availability to work some nights and Saturdays. Job ID 153692BR Removal Date 01/14/2013

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