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Kitchen Staff

Full-time / Part-time / Seasonal

Panda Express, Denton, TX

Job Description

Our Panda Service and Kitchen Team associates are important members of our team and are responsible for bringing Panda’s mission alive in our restaurants by creating food with passion, service with heart and ambiance with pride.

Panda takes great pride in being industry leaders who continue to define American Chinese food. Our Kitchen team associates are trained to maintain the highest standards of our food including the preparation and culinary precision of our menu offerings, food quality and safety and cleanliness of our restaurant.

By having the ability to balance working in a fast-paced and challenging environment while creating a welcoming and lasting experiences for our guests, these positions are the foundation for those who are eager to learn the ins and outs of a Panda Express restaurant and in building a career with us.

It will be the hardest job you will ever love.


The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this job’s duties and

responsibilities. Reliable and dependable attendance is required.


• Culture: Lives and cultivates Panda’s Mission, Culture, and Values to ensure the 2020 vision is

alive and in action.

• Work Environment: Participates in creating a safe and empowering environment for Team

Panda to listen, appreciate and challenge each other. May propose ways to improve processes.


• Exceptional Guest Experience: Builds emotional connection with Guests through Food,

Service & Ambiance. Assists with all food preparation to meet guest needs. Cooks or heats

items that require the deep fryer, steamer, grill or microwave, including rice and chow mein,

• Store Environment: Maintains a clean, safe, and sanitary store environment in compliance with

Operations standards. Cleans all areas of the store following proper procedures in the use,

handling, and storage of cleaning chemicals. Ensures compliance with all food safety, work

safety, and sanitation requirements.

• Operations: Upholds high Operations Standards and being the Best. Operates all kitchen

equipment, including the Chinese knife and wok, following proper procedures and safety

guidelines. Organizes and properly stocks storage area for utensils and other food and nonfood items. May perform Counter Help (FOH) responsibilities as needed.


Embody Panda’s Mission, Values, Culture, and Environment: Mission: Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where

people are inspired to better their lives

• Basic understanding of all Operations practices and concepts

• Basic knowledge of recipes and cooking activities

• Ability to cook rice and chow mein and learn to cook some entrees

• Ability to learn basic FOH responsibilities

• Understanding of work and food safety and application of the work and food safety checklists

• Understanding of proper procedures for handling cleaning chemicals

• Be a Team Builder by being a Trusted Leader

• Be a champion in Community Outreach

• Embraces change and continuous learning

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Panda Express

1320 South Loop 288 Denton, TX 76205
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