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Line Cook

Position Summary: Whetstone Brands is seeking qualified line cooks for several of our locations. A line cook will work with BOH management and FOH management to ensure that the kitchen is fully open, ready for service, maintains food quality and timeliness during service and follows closing procedures in all kitchen departments. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure equipment is turned on at the proper temperature
  • Sanitation buckets in place at each station.
  • Use time wisely to complete prep lists  
  • Complete extra cleaning projects as directed
  • Responsible for all food that leaves the kitchen, food should be high quality, cooked correctly and presented neatly.
  • Maintain appropriate ticket times. 
  • Attempt to solve issues, then communicate any and all issues with management big or small to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Attend all training and meetings.
  • Complete all side work timely before clocking out.
  • Properly clock in and out for shifts.
  • Responsible for constant sanitation, organization, and proper food handling per the VT Department of Health.
  • Provide the highest level of service in accordance with our standards.
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast paced environment for prolonged periods of time.
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times.
  • Communicate with all staff and management to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Report to work as scheduled, in uniform, and ready for work.
  • Follows checklists and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains a safe, clean, organized, and stocked work area.
  • Prepare their work area for either opening, mid-shift, or closing in accordance with company standards.
  • Execute any task assigned by a manager

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Knowledge of basic culinary skills, with strong knife skills. 
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift, and bend for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency as outlined in the training schedule.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must have integrity and be honest.
  • Demonstrate strong passion and motivation to create excellent food.
  • Willing and able to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently with large volume kitchen equipment such as grills, fryers, mixers and slicers.
  • Ability to read a recipe and convert it correctly when needed.
  • Take pride in the food produced and served to customers.
  • Servsafe certified.

Maintain Company Standards as a Universal Worker

  • Greet all guests quickly with enthusiasm and friendliness, “Welcome to Whetstone”, maintaining a friendly and upbeat attitude at all times.
  • Provide the highest level of service in accordance with our standards.
  • Greet every guest within 30 seconds of arrival if you can not assist them simply say “Someone will be right with you”
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers, both new and regulars.
  • Ability to answer guest questions about all Whetstone Craft Beers, food, beverages, and our facilities accurately and in a friendly manner. If you don’t know the answer you should say “Let me find out!”
  • Ring in all orders for food, alcohol, retail, carry out and properly cash out guests.
  • Must have and constantly increase knowledge of Whetstone Craft Beers, food, cocktails, and wine.
  • Maintain a strong work ethic, the ability to work in a fast paced environment for prolonged periods of time.
  • Responsible for constant sanitation, organization, and proper food handling per the VT Department of Health.
  • Report to work as scheduled, in uniform, maintain a professional appearance at all times, and ready for work.
  • Properly clocking in and out for shifts.
  • Properly store all personal items in your locker, in your car, or at home.
  • Follow checklists and standard operating procedures…prepare and close work area for either opening, mid-shift, or closing.
  • Follow and maintain a safe working environment in accordance with OSHA and company standards.
  • Cleanliness is a priority…Anytime you are moving through the restaurant you are to be cleaning throughout the duration of each shift including but not limited to taking bus tubs to the kitchen, clearing tables, wiping down tables, picking/sweeping up trash, windexing glass, maintaining restrooms, etc  
  • Stocking is also a priority…All items behind the bar, at the water station, at the condiment station, and at the bus tub and trash stations should be well stocked before, during and at the end of each shift. Do not overstock areas should be neat and organized.
  • Attempt to solve issues, then communicate any and all issues with management big or small to ensure guest satisfaction.  
  • Say “Thank you for coming to Whetstone” as guests are leaving.
  • Answer the phone “Hello, thank you for calling Whetstone Station, this is ___________ how may I assist you.”
  • Change kegs and couplers.
  • Maintain clean beer lines.
  • Execute any task assigned by a manager or an owner.

Salary and Benefits

  • Full wage plus tips (typically $25 – $40/hr)
  • Full time employees eligible for Paid Healthcare, Medical, Vision and Dental
  • 401k with employer match after 6 months
  • Paid time off (accrual, 2 weeks in year 1)
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Discounts (at all Whetstone Brands properties)