Cook I (First Cook) - Jackrabbit - The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel

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The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel


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Job Summary

Top Chef Master Chris Cosentino is looking for an experienced, reliable team player to join our Jackrabbit kitchen!
Are you ready to work in a fast-paced, engaging environment, and for a certified 2018 Great Place to Work? This is a full time position with a starting pay rate $16.50/hour with increases after 90 and 180 days, and offering health insurance along with the best employee travel program in the industry!
For this role, we are seeking candidates who:
- Have at least three (3) years of professional culinary experience in a fine dining restaurant kitchen
- Have open schedule availability, able to work AMs, PMs, weekdays, weekends and holidays. Schedule will vary based on business need.
- Culinary degree preferred but not required
As a Hilton Team Member, you are eligible for:
- Travel Program with 30 room nights per year for you plus 30 for your friends/family
- Paid Vacation and Sick Time programs
- Free employee meals
- 50% discounted monthly TriMet passes
- Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
- 401(k) Savings Plan
- Education Assistance
Who We Are:
Jackrabbit at The Duniway, a Hilton hotel, features an extensive raw bar, gin-centric cocktail program, house-cured meats, and dishes highlighting the area''s rich ingredient sourcing. Embodying Portland''s spirit of conviviality, we feature large-format signature plates spotlighting local meats.
What will I be doing?
First cook is an advanced cooking position, responsible for maintaining, setting up, quality food production and quality control of a specified work area, including meats, fish, poultry, stocks, pastas, vegetables and complex soups and sauces.  Must be able to prepare food items for either catered functions or stations on the line.  First cook sets the pace for the line and helps to guide the other cooks toward success.
In this role, you would be responsible for preparing food items in accordance with recipes and established standards in the hotel''s continuing effort to deliver outstanding service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:
  • Prepare food items in accordance with specifications and recipes or guests'' requests.  Ensure that all food items are fresh by inspecting and tasting for correct seasoning.
  • Control working environment for the entire food station assigned.  Must comply with local and company health regulations.  Must demonstrate and teach correct food handling and storage techniques and train all staff involved.  Ensures that all cooks are cross-trained in all stations, have proper products to meet operational needs and supervise in Chef''s absence.
  • Plan menu products to meet operational needs and timeliness of production.  Assist with specification and recipe development.  Prepare requisitions for supplies and food items for production in the workstation.  Reads and employs math skills to appropriately prepare items according to recipes.
  • Requires stamina for standing and strength for lifting and moving products. 
  • Practice teamwork and clean as you go policies.
  • Maintain correct equipment storage and calls in all maintenance issues.  Monitor wholesomeness of food, especially high cost meat and fish items.
  • Take breaks and assign staff to take breaks according to break schedules.

What are we looking for?

Any combination of education and experience that provides required knowledge, skills and abilities, preferably formal culinary training.  Culinary degree is preferred.
A minimum of 3 years of fine dining experience required.
Licenses or certificates:
Multnomah County Food Handler''s Certificate required.
All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements, read recipes and communicate with other employees.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity of hand in order to use all kitchen equipment; i.e., knives, spoons, spatulas, tongs, slicers, etc.
  • Ability to read and write the English language in order to complete requisitions, read recipes and communicate with other employees.
  • Ability to stand and work continuously in confined spaces.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges
  • Advanced knowledge of all phases of cookery.
  • Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise, move or push goods on a hand cart/truck weighing a maximum of 200 lbs.
  • Good working knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation.
  • Operational knowledge of all kitchen equipment; i.e., stoves, ovens, broilers, slicers, steamer, kettles, etc.

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We''re passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We''re leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We''re team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We''re the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability
What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!


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Downtown, Portland, OR, United States
F&B kitchen
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As soon as possible
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