Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024


Plug and Play (PNP) Tech Center is the largest global innovation platform and one of Silicon Valley’s most active early stage investors. We bring together the best start-ups and the world's largest corporations to create meaningful connections that help top companies innovate and meet their strategic goals. We are on a mission to bring the benefits of startup-focused open innovation to all four corners of the world.

Plug and Play has over 45 locations across the world and our corporate members include: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, USAA, Visa, Nationwide, Aflac, Daimler, Ford, Nissan, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Walmart, Coca Cola, Adidas, and over 500 more.

Plug and Play’s corporate members utilize Plug and Play to identify the best startups to meet their challenges. Plug and Play’s proven investment track record includes Honey, Guardant Health, ApplyBoard, BigID, Kustomer, Rappi, Flutterwave, Hippo, PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and many more.


We're a diverse team with backgrounds in technology and entrepreneurship, rapidly expanding to fulfill our mission. We're currently looking for a Cook to support our resident Executive Chef. The ideal candidate will be creative and skilled in all areas of food preparation, assisting the Chef in maintaining full control of the kitchen.


  • Pleases customers by providing a pleasant dining experience.
  • Serves meals by reviewing recipes; assembling, combining, and cooking ingredients; and maintaining a sanitary kitchen.
  • Executes cold food production in accordance with standards of plating guide specifications.
  • Attends to the detail and presentation of each order.
  • Places and expedites orders.
  • Prepares ingredients by following recipes; slicing, cutting, chopping, mincing, stirring, whipping, and mixing ingredients; adding seasonings; verifying taste; and plating meals.
  • Completes hot meal preparation by grilling, sautéing, roasting, frying, and broiling ingredients and assembling and refrigerating cold ingredients.
  • Adheres to proper food handling, sanitation, and safety procedures; maintains temperature and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs as required; and maintains appropriate dating, labeling, and rotation of all food items.
  • Stores leftovers according to established standards.
  • Coordinates daily food supply inventory for cafeteria. Submits order to supervisor.
  • Assists with receipt of deliveries.
  • Contributes to daily, holiday, and theme menus in collaboration with supervisor.
  • Ensures smooth operation of cafeteria services during the absence of supervisor.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of equipment, food storage, and work areas.
  • Completes cleaning according to daily and weekly schedules and dishwashing/pot washing as needed.
  • Listens to customer complaints and suggestions and resolves complaints.
  • Implements suggestions within the parameters of the position and refers more complex concerns to the supervisor.
  • Instructs personnel in the use of new equipment and cleaning methods and provides efficient and effective methods of maintaining the work area.
  • Participates in and/or contributes to programs, committees, or projects designed to improve quality of service and employee productivity.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum two (2) years of restaurant cooking experience to include food preparation
  • Current ServSafe certification or has successfully completed a sanitation course within the past year
  • Current food handler’s card and other certification as required by federal/state/local law
  • Comfortable using a computer, navigating Windows, Microsoft Office, and Outlook Email (preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in the ability to safely and effectively operate standard food service equipment
  • Adaptability
  • Decision-making
  • Customer service
  • Oral communication
  • Planning, problem solving, and teamwork
  • Developing budgets
  • Self-motivated
  • High energy Level
  • Multi-tasking
  • Hours of operations are Mon-Fri 6-2:30pm. Occasional OT available, as needed.