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Culinary Assistant

at  Cheddar's
5775 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503

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Job type Full-time, Part-time
Estimated Wages $8.29 to $10.76 per hour
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Job description

Culinary Assistant

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Summary of Position:   
Prepare and present consistent and great tasting food according to Cheddar’s recipes and standards. Maintain the highest sanitation and safety standards every day.

Essential job functions:

  • Ensure all recipes, procedures, storage, rotation and product specifications are followed on a daily basis to ensure our guests dine on high quality and safe food
  • Stock your station to the manager prescribed levels in preparation to meet all of our guests’ needs
  • Take pride in ensuring that all food plates are presented according to Cheddar’s specifications
  • Respond quickly and positively to any requests for re‐cooks or any special requests from our guests
  • Take action and communicate with a manager when product levels might be low or running out
  • Maintain the highest quality and sanitation practices throughout the shift
  • Always remember – hot food hot, cold food cold
  • Always keep your work station and equipment clean to Cheddar’s standards (like brand new)
  • Look for ways to minimize waste and reduce breakage of equipment and service ware
  • Look for work that needs to be done and always be ready to assist any other cook that may need your help. Be sure to complete all assigned duties and work in the allotted time as prescribed by your manager
  • Complete shift maintenance and duties and then check out with the manager on duty
  • Must arrive to work on time, well‐groomed and in clean and pressed attire according to Cheddar’s dress and appearance standards
  • Characteristics of a Successful Cheddar’s Cook:
  • Great attitude
  • Positive
  • Upbeat
  • Committed to sanitation and food safety
  • Focused and determined
  • Takes pride in their job
  • Guest service focused


  • Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Must understand and follow all safety and sanitation procedures
  • Must be able to safely and accurately handle kitchen knives and other portioning and food preparation utensils.
  • Must be able to properly handle all kitchen equipment and report any equipment that is not functioning
  • Must be 18 years or older to handle any mixer, food processor or trash compactor
  • Must be able to withstand heat in the kitchen (up to 90 degrees) for up to 8 hours

Irving, Texas-based Cheddar’s was founded in 1979 as an inviting neighborhood restaurant featuring handmade, quality food offered at a reasonable price. Cheddar’s has grown to nearly 200 locations across the United States. Cheddar’s differentiated position combines scratch-based, handmade, quality food and genuine, caring service in a polished atmosphere for a value price that is significantly below its competitors. A 2014 Technomic survey showed consumers were most likely to recommend Cheddar’s over any other full-service restaurant chain, and in 2012, Zagat ranked Cheddar’s the nation’s No.1 full-service restaurant chain as well as Top Overall American Cuisine, Top Rated Food and Top Rated Décor and Facilities. Consumer Reports named Cheddar's No. 1 in the Pub Style or Grill Category in its restaurant surveys in 2009 and 2012. The company also received the No. 1 ranking in Nation’s Restaurant News/WD Partners’ Consumer Picks Edition for Value and Likelihood to Recommend in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the company first introduced its Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen branding, designed to highlight its focus on scratch-made meals.

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Posted: 2018-02-20

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