Southwest Florida Restaurant Investments, Inc. and  Affiliates

6710 Winkler Rd.  # 7 - Fort Myers, FL  33919







Reporting to the General Manager and Restaurant Manager, the Cook prepares and presents food to order following company menu and food specifications and timing standards. Adheres to all federal, state and local safe food handling regulations. 


Key Business Areas

A “Key Business Area” is an area of performance in which the Cook must be successful to meet their accountabilities. Successful results in the Key Business Areas are supported by the following behaviors or actions:


  1. Prepares, cooks and presents food to order following established company brand standards guidelines and recipe specifications
  2. Follows correct prepping procedures, utilizing prep charts; properly stores and rotates perishable stock
  3. Maintains proper food temperatures in accordance with Denny’s Brand Standards, federal, state and local regulations
  4. Prepares special orders as requested
  5. Maintains stock to shift par levels
  6. Correctly calls the wheel when necessary
  7. Organizes and maintains work areas, coolers and storage areas
  8. Assists as needed with product inventory and deliveries
  9. Cleans and takes proper care of ranges, ovens, broilers, fryers, griddles, utensils and other equipment

Adheres to all safe food handling principles

 Completes side work and deep cleaning assignments correctly and in a timely manner

 Possesses strong product and menu knowledge

 Monitors waste and other food cost controls

 Addresses complaints and concerns promptly in a courteous manner and notifies the supervisor of any issues

 Assists service assistants periodically

Willingly assists others without being asked

  1. Adheres to Denny’s Brand Standards and internal policies and procedures

 Provides prompt and courteous service and is cordial to all team members and guests






Essential Functions


  • Must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs throughout shift; place items on high and low shelves in store rooms, service areas, walk-in coolers and freezers
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, wipe, lift and grasp
  • Must have sufficient mobility to move and operate in confined work area
  • Must work inside and outside the restaurant
  • Must be able to work with all Denny’s menu products
  • Must be able to read tickets, recipes and product specifications, and observe wares for cleanliness
  • Must be able to stand and walk throughout a 4 to 8 hour shift
  • Must be able to hear well in a loud environment to respond to employee and guest needs
  • Must meet any state, county or municipal regulation pertaining to health risk concerns about food handling
  • Must be able to work with potentially hazardous chemicals
  • Must be able to tolerate extreme temperature changes in kitchen and freezer areas 


Position Qualifications


  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must be able to observe and ensure product is prepared and presented to company Brand Standards
  • Must have basic math skills, including understanding of units of measure
  • Must meet any state, county or municipal regulation pertaining to health risk concerns about food handling
  • Must be able to pass all required tests and training requirements for the position
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including holidays, nights and weekends
  • Must possess excellent guest service skills
  • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing
  • Meets Denny’s uniform and grooming standards and maintains them throughout the shift
  • Must be dependable and able to learn basic tasks and follow instructions
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Places a value on diversity and shows respect for others



This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employees assigned to this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or tasks which may be required to be performed in this position.


Employer may amend, change, or modify the responsibilities and duties of this position to meet business needs as necessary.


This job description does not constitute a contract for employment and may be changed at the discretion of the employer with or without notice.


Contact if Interested to set up a time for an interview



or stop by any location (see locatons above) between 2-4:00 PM Monday thru Friday and ask for a manager