Mike Isabella Concepts is looking for people who are confident they can become an integral member of a team that values hard work and brings detail and care to every part of their day. Line cook is responsible for the daily preparation of food in all service and prep stations
Sets up station according to Chef’s guidelines
Follows recipes, portion controls, pars, and presentation specifics as set by the Chef
Restocks items as needed throughout shift.
Keeps a clean, safe, organization work station
Uses/maintains all equipment in station properly
Assists with scrub down and organization of kitchen, refrigeration and storage areas.
Performs additional tasks as requested by the Chef or Sous Chef
Conforms to Department of Health requirements to run an A-level kitchen
Handles food products in a thoughtful manner, generating minimal waste
Basic understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills
Following recipes without direct supervision
Basic kitchen etiquette and safety
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with colleagues
Use good communication and listening skills to build relationships by setting a professional tone.
Communicate any major facility or operational emergencies to Chef and owner immediately.
Problem solve to find a resolution.
Be receptive to new ideas and feedback from team.
Readily adjusts to circumstances and manages change effectively by finding ways to accommodate guests by always ‘making it happen.’
Maintain professionalism in difficult situations at all times, keeping in mind that you always represent MI Concepts.
Follow up and follow through on tasks delegated to you. Lead by example and inspire trust by keeping commitments.
Live, communicate and practice the Standards of Professionalism.
Demonstrate ownership, accountability, and initiative in daily tasks by anticipating business needs and proactively addressing issues.
Create professional relationships with guests, vendors and community.
General knife handling
Up to 200 covers a night
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Mike Isabella and George Pagonis' Kapnos Taverna serves classic and coastal-inspired Greek dishes, including favorites from the Greek Islands along with tastes from other regions known for their fine local products.
A sister restaurant to Isabella’s Kapnos, located on 14th Street in Washington, D.C., Kapnos Taverna features more traditional takes on the ancient cuisine alongside some of the biggest hits from his modern ode to mainland Greece. The restaurant’s liquid offerings feature a Greek-heavy wine list and Mediterranean-inspired cocktails by Mike Isabella Concepts beverage director, Taha Ismail.