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Production Cook - AM

Kitchen | San Jose, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Choicelunch: 

Choicelunch is a family owned business that thrives on the family atmosphere. We are proud of the hard work we put into every meal we serve to our customers: school kids. We are a passionate, kid-focused and food-focused group of people who take pride in our employees, our work and our operations. 

One of our core values at Choicelunch is “Delight Your Customer”. Our customers are school kids whose parents have opted to buy them Thoughtfully Sourced™ and Deliciously Prepared™ meals through Choicelunch.

How do we make sure we Delight Our Customers? By remembering that Every Lunch Matters! You may not be the person delivering lunches to these school kids but your connection to them is ever so defined by your “touch”. If it’s cutting fruit that you do or keeping the ovens clean, or managing school accounts; it ALL matters to making our kids happy with Choicelunch. 

Our San Jose facility is a high volume food distribution environment that is hiring energetic and quality oriented AM Cook .  We have  a full  time positions that work Sunday - Thursday and follow the school year calendar. Perfect for families to enjoy the holidays off!

The following shifts are available:

Full time Sun-Thur - early AM 


Job Summary:

The ideal candidates has experience in a high volume food environment.  Must have a passion for producing quality food in a manufacturing type environment. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:  

This is a key kitchen  role that is responsible for the daily production and assembly of all cooked foods.  Must be able to follow standardized recipes to produce high volume batches of quality products.Able to work well under pressure and execute with proper technique that assures our Companies High Standards are delivered always. Ability to create and follow a production Schedule. Ability to work quickly and move from task to task without disruption. Interfaces with the management  Team to provide input on continuous quality improvement and new recipe development and production shortcomings.  Able to problem solve culinary issues and provide real solutions that drive quality while meeting HACCP, regulatory, and budget requirements.Highly skilled with the use of knives and kitchen equipment including rack ovens, tilt skillets, meat slicers, rice cookers, stock pot burners, etc. all the while keeping a strong emphasis on safety and sanitation.

Additional Functions and Responsibilities:                        

Perform other related duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, &/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • knowledge in high volume batch cooking 

  • Requires a current California Food Handlers card  or ServSafe Certification, or able to get within 10 days of hire.

  • Must have High School equivalent education

  • Able to read and write in English 

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is +.

Physical demands and work environment: 

  • Physical demands: while performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs, and safely move oven carts (bun pan racks) which weigh upwards for 250 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job require close and distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to cold temperatures in the walk-in refrigerators and cold room.: hot temperatures at skillets and ovens. The noise level is usually moderate. 

Choicelunch offers competitive pay; medical, dental and vision benefits after probationary period; and a company matched 401K savings plan after 1 year of service for full time employees.  Apply online now to be considered for an onsite interview this week.