Cook (Full-Time) - Qdoba - Lindenwood University - St. Charles, MO.

Location: St. Charles, Missouri US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 296

External Description:

Cook Mission:

Accountable for all aspects of food quality, cleanliness, labor costs, production, maintenance and service of the restaurant.

Preparing Food that Celebrates our Passion for Ingredients

  • Prepares food according to specifications by using approved recipes, proper portioning, and food prep logs/tools
  • Conducts regular visual and taste tests to ensure food is of highest quality and prepared according to specs
  • Restocks front line with prepared product during peak volumes and/or in accordance with time & temperature
  • Adheres to food safety standards and reports any questionable food deliveries and/or practices
  • Prepares food volume based on sales compared to existing inventory and incoming orders
  • Receives food orders; cleans, organizes, and rotates items in the walk-in cooler
  • Helps manage inventory control
  • Pays careful attention to presentation of food
  • Ensures product is being prepared at peak volume periods

Creating an Environment that Showcases Handcrafted Preparation

  • Showcases the preparation of certain menu items in the front of the house and samples freshly prepared items as appropriate during peak business hours
  • Frequently cleans the kitchen area, grill, restrooms, and equipment, and assists in maintaining overall restaurant cleanliness
  • Providing Services that Invites Interaction with Our Guests
  • Interacts with and engages guests and other team members
  • Creates guest orders as requested and ensures the accuracy of each order when working the service line
  • Busses dining room area during peak volume periods

Keeping it Real

  • Being yourself
  • Having a positive attitude and a genuine desire to make others happy
  • Being confident yet open to asking for support
  • Having pride in who you are and what you do
  • Taking personal accountability

Serving One Another

  • Letting others be themselves
  • Treating each other with care & respect
  • Welcoming new members to the team
  • Enjoying being part of a team and helping others
  • Being dependable and reliable
  • Being self-motivated and action-oriented
  • Communicating effectively and positively
  • Holding each other accountable
  • Never walking past a problem
  • Making recommendations for improvements

Serving the Guest

  • Having a desire to serve others
  • Making each guest feel welcome and appreciated
  • Anticipating guests’ needs and personalizing conversations
  • Enthusiastically conveying a passion for food and sharing flavor exploration
  • Being empowered to making it right for the guest
  • Being thoughtfully generous

Learning & Growing

  • Being curious
  • Taking initiative to understand and learn
  • Applying what you learn
  • Sharing what you learn


    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Previous experience in foodservice/food preparation
    • Be innovative, creative and focused on quality
    • Be customer-service driven
    • Proven ability to manage and maintain multiple priorities and multitask
    • Manage details for multiple orders accurately and efficiently


  • Work effectively in a typical food service environment which may include loud noises, fast paced, large numbers of people, high volume activity, etc.
  • Ability to lift and move objects of up to 50 pounds in weigh


Integrity, Commitment, Discipline, Unity, Excellence, Innovation, Gratitude


Transforming Lives Through Great Food Experiences.


Competencies & Capabilities:

  • Learning on the Fly—Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Time Management—Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently, concentrated his/her efforts on the more important priorities and can attend to a broader range of activities.
  • Action Oriented—Enjoys working hard, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning and seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Customer Focus—Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Peer Relationships—Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; encourages collaboration and can be candid with peers.
  • Composure—Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature can be counted on to hold things together during tough times and is a settling influence in a crisis.
  • Priority Setting—Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important, can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal, eliminates roadblocks and creates focus.

Community / Marketing Title: Cook (Full-Time) - Qdoba - Lindenwood University - St. Charles, MO.