Line Cook (Sommelier and Chef Jobs: Restaurants)

Full Time

  La Playa Carmel

  Carmel, California

Summary of Position:

The Line Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking all of the hot/cold food items while maintaining quality standards set by the Hotel.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare all items listed on daily prep lists, following standard procedure or as otherwise directed by supervisor, regularly checking product and maintaining high quality at all times.
  • Organize prepped food by day/function and group name.  Only mark items off prep list when this is complete.
  • Check portion control: weights and counts before, during and after prep.
  • Fire food for service.  Serve on service line.
  • Follow proper storage procedures when removing food from walk-in or returning food to walk-in. First in First Out (FIFO)
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area at all times. Follow "clean as you go" policy.
  • Maintain walk-ins, prep area and all equipment up to Health Department, State and Hotel standards.
  • Assist in other areas of the kitchen, as necessary.
  • Assist in transporting food and equipment to other areas on property for satellite service.
  • Other supportive functions as determined by the supervisor.


Education: High School Diploma preferred

Experience: Minimum 3 years cooking and prep work experience required.

Certificates or Licenses: Food Handlers card

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to clean with abrasive kitchen cleansers
  • Basic math skills necessary to understand and implement recipes and measurements
  • Good hand/eye coordination needed to use all kitchen equipment, i.e. choppers, graters, mixers, etc…
  • Proficient ability with knife skills & cutting terminology including brunoise, dice, chop, julienne, etc…
  • Ability to reach and place items on a hot line
  • Ability to work in confined spaces at extreme temperatures
  • Ability to grasp, lift, carry, push or pull products up to 200 pounds.
  • Ability to memorize, perform and adhere to the La Playa Handbook Standards
  • Capability to cook meats, seafood, and other proteins to required temperatures without compromising quality

Personal Characteristics:

  • Behaves ethically
  • Communicates effectively: Speaks and listens in a clear, thorough, and timely manner, effectively reading and writing, using the English language to communicate with other employees and guests
  • Professional Appearance: Exhibits an appropriate and professional appearance at all times
  • Driven to improve technical abilities and succeed professionally

Working Conditions:

  • Attendance as scheduled is a critical element in all positions at La Playa.

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