Caffè Cook - Lead

Sacramento, California, United States
Support and Service


Posted: Oct 22, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 113961451
The people here at Apple don’t just create products - they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. Joining the Caffè Macs team will give you the opportunity to craft inspiring meals that fuel the innovation within the company. As a Caffè Cook - Lead, you will play a rare role blending culinary arts with extraordinary service. Things happen fast here. Bring your ability to multi-task as well as your creativity and passion for cooking and serving people.

Key Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of high volume food service experience as a Cook
  • Experience working in a full-service hotel, resort or fine dining restaurant
  • Experience with preparation and cooking one or more of the following cuisines is highly desirable: Thai, Korean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Latin American
  • Knowledge of quantity food production, presentation, service and sanitation
  • Displays a passion for food and cooking
  • Ability to read, write and follow food specifications and menu guidelines in English
  • Advanced knowledge of cooking techniques and knife handling skills
  • Self starter who thrives in a team environment
  • Strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Able to troubleshoot and calmly handle difficult situations
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to direct a team if necessary
  • Computer-literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word


Adhere to chef written specialty menus, recipes, and procedures. Ability to write creative menus with corresponding order guides, prep lists, and in adherence to seasonality, labor, and food cost guidelines. Print out menus and order guides for each team member, and write clear and concise prep lists daily. Maintain and ensure utmost safety, sanitation, and presentable cleanliness for your station, work area, and equipment used for preparation, including walk-in coolers and all storage areas. Assist in set-up and break down of station. Use traditional, made from scratch preparation methods. Train and develop line cooks and prep cooks at your station, while leading by example for other station cooks. Understand how to properly use and maintain all equipment used. Guide kitchen personnel in safe operating procedures of all equipment, utensils and machinery Ensure quality and timeliness of food production, using batch-cooking methods to maintain quality and freshness of product. Be present at weekly team meeting led by chef. Or, when required by chef, be able to conduct at least 1 Team briefing per week, discussing the menu, order guide, and prep lists for the following week. Establish and monitor par levels, portion control and waste, utilizing ordered product and surplus food product to minimize waste. Understand and participate in the established purchasing/ordering process, working closely with the chef. Complete daily Time and Temperature logs for your station. Ensure accurate labeling, dating, and rotating using the FIFO method for all raw and prepped food products. Report any injury, accident and/or food borne illness incident (customers and/or staff) accurately and in a timely manner to the Sous Chef(s). Respond to all comments and complaints in a positive manner and alert chef when necessary. You'll demonstrate a responsive, approachable demeanor, displaying phenomenal customer service while working the service line during peak meal hours.

Education & Experience

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate

Additional Requirements

  • This position will spend most of the time standing.
  • Environmental exposure to cold, heat and water.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to understand sanitation directions.